The Montessori Children’s House is a mixed age environment specifically designed to help children between the ages of 2½ to 6 years to develop at their own pace, choosing their own activities from the Montessori materials which are displayed in an ordered and accessible way. Children work individually, or in groups, with hands-on activities which are designed to help them develop physically, socially and intellectually. Each activity is complete in itself and also prepares for later activities so that the children move from one activity to the next, mastering each new challenge with ease. Children explore and find things out for themselves. They become confident in their own abilities because the environment naturally encourages them to persevere, achieve manageable goals and correct their own mistakes.
Children develop the ability to concentrate on tasks and see them through in a logical way and consequently they learn to read and write with ease and they develop an understanding of mathematics through exploration of concepts in concrete form. There is ample opportunity for exploration of the world, including the animals, people and plants in it and children express themselves freely through music, drama and art.