Montessori education

The child, making use of all that he finds around him, shapes himself for the future.

Sunflower’s Montessori Pedagogy

At the heart of Montessori pedagogy is a deep respect for the child and for the child’s curiosity, thirst for knowledge and innate ability to learn for themselves. At Sunflower, we create a Montessori environment that allows children to explore and learn about the world. Our educators understand that their role is to facilitate this journey of learning, which is truly child-led.

“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.”Maria Montessori

Montessori believed that education starts at birth and we at Sunflower believe this as well.

The most important stage of a child’s mental development occurs in the first six years of life. The early years can have an enormous impact not only on how well a baby’s brain develops, but also how well a baby learns and grows throughout their life. During this important period, the Sunflower Montessori Crèche pedagogical method encourages the development of their full potential.

Our dedicated educators and carers provide activities that will encourage your child/children to investigate and explore and to gain confidence and independence while developing language skills.

Maria Montessori

Born in Italy, in 1870, Maria Montessori became the first female physician in Italy upon her graduation from medical school. She also studied psychology and philosophy.

In her medical practice, she analyzed how children learn, and concluded that they do this themselves from what they find in their environment. Her desire to help children was so strong, that she founded the first Casa dei Bambini, or “Children’s House.”

Her continuous scientific observations there led her to develop what is now known as the Montessori method of education. This was based on the children’s almost effortless ability to absorb knowledge from their surroundings, as well as their tireless interest in manipulating materials. Every piece of equipment, every exercise, every method Montessori developed was based on what she observed children do “naturally,” by themselves, unassisted by adults.

“Children teach themselves” Maria Montessori

Montessori Material

We have a wide range of appropriate equipment for indoor and outdoor play. Most of our buildings are equipped with large gyms, or have a designated activity room. Through play, games, and sport, children develop their gross motor skills, which prepares them for the demands of school such as handwriting, concentrating, following instructions, sport skills and team work.

All our premises have beautiful gardens, where the children can participate in group activities or play games of their own choosing. The gardens are set up so as to accommodate different age groups. The younger children watch and learn from the older children. The children play outdoors with others, they interact, create and play together directly, which enhances their ability to get along with others. Creative play and invention expands their creative thinking.

The Sunflower environment and teaching method enables children to gain confidence and flourish at their own pace.

Montessori At Home

Here are some activities you can do at home…
These activities are easy to do. You do not need a lot of material to make them.

Here is a little writing exercise made by Sunflower Montessori
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This exercise is perfect to work on the eye/hand coordination. Print it and put it in a plastic pouch so you can use and reuse it !
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Print and cut this alphabet. You can work on the sounds of the letters, compose his/her name, word building…
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Homemade Sunflower Montessori cutting exercises, just like the one in our classrooms.
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Sunflower Montessori’s Educational Objectives

  • Boost self-confidence
  • Learn by doing
  • Learn at own pace
  • Purposeful “real life” activities
  • Freedom of choice
  • Calm, ordered environment
  • Fun
Our crèches & After School Clubs

Each of our crèches and After-School clubs are unique and conveniently located.
Sunflower Montessori helps prepare children for life and ongoing education.