Here at Montessori Oamaru, we approach your child’s learning from their viewpoint. Our Montessori teachers are simply here to supply opportunities in their environment, to guide their actions, to facilitate their interests, and of course to support their choices. The Montessori Educator is the dynamic link to the environment, providing a peaceful, ordered, caring context to support learning and advancement of the skills being sharpened at this important period of development.
Our centre philosophy is based on a strong sense of wellbeing and safety. Our beautiful ‘home away from home’ has a strong focus on early education, with safety being paramount and care and warmth at the core of everything. Our Montessori is somewhere your child will want to be. Each child is treated as unique, and our setting is designed to give every child a ‘happy place’ for optimal learning,
We place a focus on respect for each child and towards each other, this is the basis for our relationships throughout life. With this comes trust, and we need our families to feel that they can trust us with their greatest treasures: their children! Communication is at the root of this, and our team will provide the link that binds us all together to make our own Montessori community.
A big part of learning through the Montessori method comes from the environments we create for our children: and much of the success of those environments comes from the spaces we create and the resources we make. We are trained in developing and creating Montessori resources to support your child’s interests. Dr Maria Montessori believed in the learning triangle: the connection that is formed between the teacher, the child, and the learning environment. We work hard to make sure our environments are stimulating, tactile, and as child-led as possible. We will be sourcing Montessori materials from overseas which our children will respect and love. The resources are all hand-picked to keep active minds interested and stimulated.
Our overriding goal is to provide a warm and welcoming environment where your child feels comfortable. We are experts at settling children gently into our environment, and we approach their integration into the centre as seriously as you do. Our centre is a secure, friendly environment where your child will be nurtured and cared for to the highest standard. We have an open door policy and want our families to all feel like they are a part of our Montessori community.