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Milton Hall Montessori Nursery School

Englefield Green Social Hall, Harvest Road, Englefield Green, Surrey TW20 0QT

Telephone 07949 824326 or 0208 907 5170

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The Montessori approach follows each child’s different learning styles and is carefully structured to allow your child to develop at their own pace.

Children are not afraid of making mistakes. They are encouraged to see them as natural steps in the learning process. They enjoy challenges and learn to persevere.

The focus is on enjoying learning and feeling satisfied at carrying out their tasks. Being satisfied means that reward is unnecessary. Sanctions for unwanted behaviour become obsolete. The quickest way to restore good behaviour is to give them something satisfying to do. We always stop unwanted behaviour but then shift the focus to positive activities. Children work on self-chosen tasks and team up on bigger projects; they are encouraged to strive for their personal best, or for the good of all, rather than competing against each other.

Children learn through hands-on experience, investigating and questioning. We encourage active learning and do not passively feed them information. The teacher aims to facilitate a child’s independent discovery rather than giving instruction. When children recognise the usefulness of what they learn, they enjoy learning.


Born in 1870, Maria Montessori was the first female Doctor of Medicine in Italy. Through her work with socially deprived and special needs children, she devised a unique method of education known as the Montessori Method. Over a period, she found that her principles applied to all children. Her insights and ideas for helping children grow into healthy, well-rounded adults are as relevant as ever.