At our Bilingual French Montessori nursery, we build our pedagogical success on three pillars: Montessori, bilingualism and early years learning.
Maria Montessori was a pioneer in the study of child development. Her success leads to international recognition. Parents and professionals today widely acclaim her educational system, the Montessori Method The main principles include:
Every child is born with creative potential. It also has the drive to learn.
Society and their immediate environment influence children. Specially prepared environments help to develop the child’s natural potential. This could be in school and at home,
We offer children the freedom to work and move around within suitable guidelines. As a result, it enables them to act as part of a social group.
We provide children with specifically designed materials. This indeed helps them to explore their world. It enables them to develop essential cognitive skills.
Age groups encourage all children to develop their personalities at their own pace.
At Raphael Nursery, we believe that introducing foreign language as early as possible helps children to develop communication skills. This is part of our curriculum as a Bilingual French Montessori Nursery. Most children joining do not have French parents and are immersed in another language from a very young age.
Research has shown that bilingual individuals have improved thinking skills compared to monolingual individuals. Bilingual children are also able to communicate with a wider variety of people and have an advantage over children with just one language in their future. Bilingual children will be able to use languages with much more ease and ability than they would if they were studying them post –adolescence.
Once children know how to use one language, they are usually able to learn another one much faster. Bilingualism helps small children to make sense of the world around them and to discover the excitement of communication.
Raphael Nursery also follows the practice for Early Years Foundation Stage. We carefully embed its key four principles: