There is a happy, calm, friendly atmosphere within the Children’s House where the children learn life skills and prepare themselves for their future. They discover the joy of learning through hands-on experiences and exploration within a secure environment. Watering the plants, washing up, splashing in puddles, buttoning, counting beads, making up words and painting a wall can all be part of a morning for a child.
We make the most of our idyllic rural locations through daily access to a large garden ideal for parachute games, nature trials, sport, aeroplane impersonations and having fun. Visitors from the community; from musicians to policemen, and artists to dentists as well as regular outings to local farms all help the children find out about their world.
The Children’s House (Hampshire) Ltd. provide child centred environments where independence is encouraged, individuality celebrated and children are given freedom within boundaries to follow their interests. Children are prepared for tomorrow’s world through learning life skills, developing creative thinking and a love of learning as well as being encouraged to love themselves and the world around them.
We welcome visits from prospective parents and those with an interest in how a Montessori school works. Please contact us to arrange a show around.
“Only through freedom and environmental experience is it practically possible for human development to occur” (Montessori, The Absorbent Mind)
At The Children’s House creative and independent thinking and learning, self- motivation, respect and interest in the people and our world and the ability to communicate with them, are all encouraged, together with a sound basis in literacy and numeracy. The Montessori curriculum is based around your child’s needs while meeting and often going beyond the requirements of the early years’ foundation stage and the national curriculum.
Children are able to start with us from 2 years of age and stay until they are 6/7. These are the years when the child has the greatest capacity to learn; and what happens here lays down the foundations for all future learning.
Children who stay with us in reception are in a small class with staff qualified and experienced in both primary and Montessori education. Continuity is ensured as the child builds on what they have already achieved and learned. There is no testing, instead continuous observations and evaluation of each child’s progress is made. Parents are able to have daily access to their child’s own website to view records and observations made. Each child has an individual work plan, supporting individual needs. Children have daily individual literacy and numeracy time with a qualified teacher. Children learn French through weekly French sessions. Other languages are also often used. Science, history, geography and culture are all enjoyed daily throughout the year.
As every child is entitled to the education grant until the term after they turn 5 and as we also accept all types of childcare vouchers, staying with us is affordable especially when you consider the benefits for your child.
These are just some reasons to consider joining us or letting your child stay on with us through the reception years. To find out more do visit us or simply call Sharon on 07748 642166.