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Blog: Supporting Emotional Well-being in the Montessori Environment

Children’s emotional well-being has been ever more at the forefront of many people’s minds for some time. In the post-pandemic world, as things return to normal, it is becoming increasingly clear that the repeated lockdowns and social isolation had a significant impact. Those who work in early childhood education are at the forefront of supporting […]

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Montessori and Child Development Books

Now that it’s officially Autumn and the days are getting colder, we can’t think of anything better than curling up with a good book in a cosy spot! With this is in mind, we asked our Head of School, Michel Cappobianco, to recommend some of her favourite books on Montessori education and child development   […]

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Blog: Creating a Montessori Learning Environment at Home

 Montessori parenting expert and our Montessori in the Home trainer Emma Wong Singh explains how you can create a Montessori learning environment in your own home. The Montessori approach is about responding to human’s natural development and as Montessori parents and caregivers we support our children to develop physically, emotionally, mentally and socially for themselves. […]

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Blog: Do Today’s Classrooms Prepare Children for Tomorrow’s Careers?

Louise Livingston, our Head of Training explains how the Montessori approach may be more suitable preparation for our children’s futures. One question most children are asked at some point is, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” Whether they say an astronaut, a doctor or a footballer, the reality is that 65% […]

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Bilingual Mandarin Montessori Programme at our Notting Hill site

Our plan to open a Mandarin bilingual Children’s House responds to a growing interest in bilingual AMI Montessori education around the world says Michel Capobianco, Head of School. There is much research on the benefits of bilingual education which include better communication skills and improved cognitive functioning. The chance for the children to engage in […]

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Blog: Don’t Throw the Phonics Baby Out With The Bathwater

Louise Livingston, our Director of Training, reflects on new research on the teaching of reading. New UCL Institute of Education research on the role of phonics in the teaching of reading has generated many excited headlines saying the narrow focus on phonics in UK schools is “failing children”. But we would caution that phonics has […]

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Montessori-educated Children are Happier Adults

Louise Livingston, our Director of Training, welcomes long-awaited academic research which shows a clear link between the Montessori educational approach and greater long-term well-being. The new study has found that children who attend Montessori schools often have greater well-being and happiness in adulthood. The findings, published in academic journal Frontiers in Psychology, suggest a Montessori education […]

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Blog: The Prepared Parent

Emma Wong Singh, our Montessori in the Home trainer, explains why the attitude you bring and how you conduct yourself is at the heart of a Montessori approach to parenting. From knowing when to step back to encourage independence, to being a role model for the behaviour you’d like to see, as Montessori said the first […]

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Blog: Making Mistakes in Montessori

We learn far more from the mistakes we make than from the things that go well, says our School’s Children’s House Coordinator, Karen Gelson. This is particularly true for children who are in the process of gaining control over themselves, either physically, emotionally, or intellectually. Mistakes are a natural and integral part of the learning process: just as […]

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