At Chagford Montessori we base our approach on the philosophy of Maria Montessori. We have the full range of Montessori materials which enables children to discover and learn according to what most interests them, be it sensory exploration, gaining knowledge about our world, early maths, literacy or being creative. During each session the children will gain experience in managing ‘real life’ situations and social experiences similar to the dilemmas that we all face in our daily lives!
Children at Chagford Montessori are constantly observed by qualified Montessori teachers who are trained to know when and how to intervene and guide children to further development. The approach is amazingly effective when practiced as a whole, with children growing in their self esteem and self awareness.
The Montessori method of early education is fully compatible with the Early Years Foundation Stage. We strive to work in partnership with parents and regularly hold informative talks and have lots of further information if you would like to know more.