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What makes a successful nursery?

Montessori Centre International and Nursery World recently held a webinar to discuss some of the challenges, and opportunities, that nurseries and early years settings are facing during this difficult time.

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The power of partnerships: creating opportunities for more children to access a Montessori Education

2020 was marked as being a year of constant unpredictability and uncertainty. It was also a year where the importance of education in society was thrown into stark relief. Particularly, the Early Years sector was able to raise its head above the parapet for all to see.

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The Government should recognise teachers as key frontline workers and prioritise them for the Covid-19 vaccine

With schools shutting their gates, we urge the Government to recognise teachers and early years professionals as key frontline workers and prioritise them for the Covid-19 vaccine.

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New partnership with Busy Bees to secure long-term commitment to high-quality Montessori

Today, we’re pleased to announce a new collaboration for 2021 with leading nursery group, Busy Bees, which will support quality Montessori provision in the early years sector.

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Understanding Public Attitudes to the Early Years – our response to the report

The Duchess’s report, published on 27th November, is welcomed by the Montessori Group. Early years education is often cast aside and deemed less important than the education of older children, despite there being clear evidence that these are vital years in children’s development. We hope this will raise public interest and understanding of the importance of early years.

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Doing our bit to help Beirut

On 4th August this year, there was an enormous explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, devastating the lives of thousands. The damage from the blast affected over half of Beirut. People lost their livelihoods, their homes and some lost their lives.

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Statement on the new non-statutory guidance for the EYFS

The Early Years Sector Coalition of 13 organisations representing the diverse early years sector is disappointed with the new non-statutory curriculum guidance, Development Matters (DfE, 2020).  In our view, the new document presents a prescriptive, simplistic, limited curriculum and pedagogy, and does not reflect and respect practitioner expertise and excellent practice in the sector.

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What parents need to know about the proposed EYFS reforms

While baseline testing has been postponed until 2021, next September, tests will measure your child’s capability in the first few weeks of school, when they are as young as three. Our recent research shows that 78% of parents think the pressures of the current education system, including testing from a young age, can have a negative impact on children.

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Spreading the benefits of Montessori Education through sharing information and experiences

Montessori is a philosophy, a way of thinking and a set of values that offer an approach to life and to parenting. Montessori is not exclusive; anyone can bring ideas into the home. It is internationally renowned, based on attitudes of respect, trust and freedom to give children the time and space to do what is meaningful for them.

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