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About Montessori

The Montessori method of education was developed by an Italian physician and educator, Dr Maria Montessori. 

Montessori has the child’s learning, alongside personal interests at heart. Teaching methods are designed around a child-directed approach. Montessori settings create a customised environment crafted to each child’s unique abilities, interests, and learning styles; this is known as “hands on” learning. The mixed-age settings allow children to learn from one another as they progress through their early years.


"As soon as I walked into Caterpillars I knew that this would be the perfect environment for my child to develop and flourish. Not only the Montessori philosophy but the knowledgeable staff have reinforced my initial impression and Theodore has settled in remarkably quickly. He loves going and is full of beans for the rest of the day!​"

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