In Ladybug Childcare we use the Montessori Method of education in our preschool room for ages 2½ upwards. The Montessori Method is both an educational philosophy and methodology developed in the 19th century by Dr Maria Montessori. Dr Montessori specifically designed apparatus and a teaching philosophy to encourage children to develop their skills in language, practical life, use of their five senses, mathematics, science, geography and the arts. The materials were all designed to meet a child’s natural interests.
In the Montessori classroom the atmosphere and the environment are extremely important so in Ladybug Childcare it is prepared and equipped to help children accomplish their goals in their own manner, whether at work or at play. Our classroom is a prepared environment designed to support your child’s need for purposeful activity. Our teachers are qualified in Montessori teaching and they create a positive, supportive, calm and non competitive atmosphere. Montessori believed that a child has a delineation of sensitive periods of development, during which a child’s mind is particularly open to learning specific skills or knowledge, including language development and sensorial experimentation. Ladybug Childcare caters for preschool children at all different stages of learning and all a child's individual curiosities and interests.
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