Here at Coach House Montessori we strive to emulate the ethos of a Children’s House. Our beautiful listed building, secure garden and grounds are dedicated to the children in our care. Everything is designed so that the child can be as independent and free in the environment as possible.
The Montessori environment is orderly, organised into areas of learning, with all the activities arranged on open shelves, in baskets, boxes or on trays so that they are accessible to the child. The provision is continuous: children know where to find activities, both inside and outside as they choose where to play. This type of freedom of movement and choice is achievable because children take responsibility for making their choices by returning activities to where they found them.
The aesthetic quality of our Montessori environment is based on simplicity. There are flowers and plants, learning materials are usually made of wood and many of our resources are real. Real experiences are at the heart of the learning process in Montessori classrooms.
We are fortunate to have an acre of outdoor space to play in. This includes a safe, walled garden leading from the main classroom and a larger garden with mature trees, large lawn and a willow den. Beyond the garden are fields and woods