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Your resource hub for all things Montessori. From your first foray into the Montessori approach to more in-depth learning, this is the place to be to keep your finger on the pulse.

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Putting children at the heart of the Covid recovery

Alongside over 150 organisations and individuals in the Early Years sector, we’re calling on the Prime Minister and his government to put children at the heart of the recovery post-Covid-19. To this end, we’ve signed the statement published by the National Children’s Bureau.

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UK Government guidance on COVID-19

This information is drawn directly from the Government guidance documents and reflects questions raised during recent Talking Montessori webinars.

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Montessori Outdoors

Montessori believed that, in nature, children reveal their strength; research suggests that our mental and physical health is lifted by spending time outside. Our new free online course, Montessori Outdoors is a great starting point for anyone who wants to explore the outside world with children of any age.

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Montessori at home

Like many others around the world, you may have recently found yourself at home, juggling childcare and work. Whilst there is no pressure for you to maintain your child’s experiences to match their nursery or school, you might want to find out more about the basic Montessori principles to think about indoors.

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Regrowing vegetables and herbs at home

Regrowing vegetables is a great way to show children about the growth cycle – as well as sustainability in reusing scraps of food. You won’t be replacing your weekly shop with these vegetables, but it’s simple to do on a windowsill and you can create a fun experiment to see which grows the quickest or the tallest.

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Child-led learning: tips and advice on home learning

A child learns best through experiences during their early years – and there are many experiences that are readily accessible in the home. Whether it’s breaking away from a reliance on digital entertainment, organising the home to encourage spontaneous learning, or uncovering soft skills, there’s something that every parent can gain from Montessori over the coming weeks.

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Teaching English as an Additional Language

Just as every child is unique, so is every teaching context. Increasingly in our global community these teaching contexts involve children who are learning English in addition to another language or languages being spoken at home. A Montessori prepared environment is particularly suitable for facilitating second language acquisition and requires little if any adaptation to meet the needs of children learning English who are being immersed in the language.

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Montessori and Peace

When you, as an adult, an educator, a parent or a global citizen look around and see trouble, injustice, anger and violence on a global scale, what do you think you can do? To feel like you can make any sort of a difference at all can be difficult. Feeling helpless to have any effect on major global issues can be seen to be normal – but we must remember that change does not just ‘happen’ – all change starts with one person.

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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.

By joining our global Montessori network you will have access to learning from around the world and a range of tips on how to bring elements of Montessori into your life.

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