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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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Continuing children’s development in lockdown

  With a second lockdown well underway in England, we know parents and practitioners may be concerned about how this will impact young children’s development. While schools and nurseries are remaining open throughout this period,…

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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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Thats Montessori

Nurturing independence, creativity, curiosity, problem-solving, and leadership – #ThatsMontessori

We often hear that Montessori methods aren’t for all but that’s not the case. Accessible, fun, practical, and rooted in science – that’s Montessori.

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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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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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