VALUING THE PROCESS OVER THE END RESULT
Montessori has been practised across the world for over a century! We have built Little Sparrows on lots of the Montessori ethos.
We value the importance of children being in control of their own learning and recognise how the process of learning, over the end result is crucial in building life skills such as confidence, perseverance and resilience.
We have times of the day where we work as mixed age group which makes us unique to most Nurseries in our area.
By having experiences in a mixed age group, children have more opportunities to develop care, compassion and empathy for others. they learn from each other and take on roles of responsibility.
Giving children the opportunity to be independent boosts their self esteem & self confidence as well as supporting good mental health.
We encourage children to be independent, for example; by growing their own vegetables, caring for our African Snails and helping to tidy up after meal times and activities.
Minimising interruptions to children's play and work enables children to get into a deep level of learning. It also sends a positive message that completing work is important.
Our skilled practitioners recognise this and give children time to finish each task.
We carefully plan the curriculum and the environment to support each individual child's stage of development.
We incorporate the EYFS, life experiences, and children's interests to give the best start in life.
By promoting individual learning characteristics (the process over the end result!) children can develop an attitude towards learning which can essentially last a life time!
These crucial life skills equip children to develop confidence to give new things a try, to bounce back from stressors, to persevere & to enjoy challenges.
At Little Sparrows we constantly research, reflect and evaluate our practice. Development is a life time journey, so we have a rigorous & stimulating training programme in place for our passionate staff team.