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If you are interested by the Montessori principles, having discovered them for your baby or toddler at home, you might now consider the possibility to send your child to a Montessori school.
I will discuss here a few points to take into account while looking specifically for a Montessori nursery or school. Some information will be general but I will mainly give you specific details for the UK.
First you need to know that the name “Montessori” is not a trademark and not protected in any way. It means that any school can claim being a Montessori one. Therefore, it’s up to you, parents, to sort between the good ones and the not so “authentic” ones.
2 age groups: from 2 to 3 and from 3 to Reception age. At primary school level (a Montessori school will call the first level primary, the second level elementary), you will have the proper groups (3 to 6 years old and 6 to 12 or within the last group, 2 sub-groups: 6 to 9 and 9 to 12)
I hope you have found this blog post helpful, if so or if you have more questions, leave a comment below.
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Carine Robin is a a mother of 2 children. She raises them the Montessori way. Originally from Belgium where she worked as a child psychologist for several years, Carine spent 6 years in Ireland before settling in in the UK. She qualified as a Montessori teacher 10 years ago and has since worked as Montessori teacher and preschool manager. She founded Montessori-family in 2011 to provide opportunities for parents to discover Montessori. She believes that it’s truly possible to implement the Montessori ideas at home to make your house and family life welcoming to your child, her needs and her thrive for independence. She offers parents & babies classes, toddlers playgroups; Montessori home designs, one to one support, parenting classes and online courses.
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