The Seacliff Montessori Philosophy
Provide your child with the opportunity to learn at their own pace, with specialised materials in a calm, nurturing and stimulating environment. The Montessori method of Education respects the unique individuality of each child. The Montessori philosophy promotes a joy of learning enabling the child to have purpose and direction in his or her life.
Our environment is carefully prepared to allow the child to develop their own interests and it enables them to work independently, fostering important self-help skills and independence. We recognise that when a child learns to master his or her environment, mastery of these skills paves the way to intellectual learning. We provide an environment where children are free to learn without restriction and criticism.
Come and experience our centre with your child. Take the time to view our environment and materials and speak with our friendly teachers about our programs.
The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child’s own natural desire to learn.
The education of even a small child, therefore, does not aim at preparing him for school, but for life.
The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six.
When children come into contact with nature, they reveal their strength.
The greatest sign of success for a teacher… is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.’
Play is the work of the child.
To assist a child, we must provide him with an environment which will enable him to develop freely.
The child, making use of all that he finds around him, shapes himself for the future.
Education cannot be effective unless it helps a child to open up himself to life.
The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences.
The senses, being the explorers of the world, open the way to knowledge.
The land is where our roots are. The children must be taught to feel and live in harmony with the Earth.
What the hand does the mind remembers.
Give your child an early head start in life. Contact Us today about enrolling your child at Seacliff Montessori.