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New research by the Open University explores Montessori settings in England

We are pleased to announce the findings of our new research, conducted by the Open University, that explores the Montessori workforce and challenges facing Montessori settings in England.

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Out of lockdown and back to school – our top tips to help with the transition

As we slowly settle back into the rhythm of the Autumn term, you may well be returning to the school or nursery routine. After a prolonged period at home under such stressful circumstances, it’s natural that some children may be nervous about returning to school. To help, here are six top tips on what you can do to help ease into the school routine.

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Activity Update from the Montessori Group

As you will appreciate, the impact of Covid-19 has been felt across our sector, affecting our whole community. Many Students reported difficulties with planning accumulation of placement hours, as Settings were understandably focused entirely on preparing and planning to support children and families.

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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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Dr. Maria Montessori 150th Birthday Competition

To Montessorians worldwide! In celebration of her 150th birthday, we are launching a competition to gift this oil painting of Dr. Maria Montessori to a Montessori setting in our global community. To participate, we invite your setting to write a birthday card to Dr. Maria Montessori expressing gratitude, explaining what Montessori means to you. Montessori Group CEO, Leonor Stjepic, will hand pick a winning card to receive the prized oil painting.

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Celebrating Maria Montessori the activist

Maria Montessori was born on 31th August in Italy in 1870. To mark her 150th birthday, we’re sharing her story and celebrating her philosophy and activism, which is still as relevant today as it was 100 years ago.

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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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World Refugee Day and our duty to discuss inequality

Saturday 20th June marks World Refugee Day. This is a good opportunity to remind ourselves about the role we play in helping children understand what it means to be a refugee.

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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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