At Pinetree London, we follow the teaching philosophy of Maria Montessori, the goal of which is to nurture the curiosity, creativity and imagination within all children.
The teaching staff at Pinetree London assist children in self-directed learning, approaching each child as a competent, capable and curious individual.
Our goal is for every child in our program to:
The Montessori curriculum is made up of six areas of learning:
Our classrooms are set up to keep children engaged and interested. We listen as children talk about their interests and we prepare an environment that is child-sized, easily accessible and uncomplicated so that the child can explore and foster their sense of independence.
Indoor & Outdoor Play: We have both indoor and outdoor play spaces that are used everyday, weather permitting. Outside, we have set up a natural play space with different areas to capture the childrens' interest.
Rest: Children begin their day by interacting with their peers and are free to play together if they wish. Others may like quiet time and choose an activity at the tables such as colouring.
Music, Dancing, Sports & Yoga are a large component in our daily program. We take "body breaks" throughout the day to help us to stretch and settle in to quiet activities. We often have special guests such as Yoga Barb and Sportball come into the school to lead the children through various activities.
Science Experiments: Our teachers design science experiments using art supplies, plants, utensils, recycled materials, and more! Experiments are inspired by the childrens' interests, and designed to be fun and educational.