Pride and pleasure
Doctor Maria Montessori conducted extensive research into children and their development throughout her lifetime. She determined that children learn best in a prepared environment where they have freedom of movement and independent choice.
Consequently, Montessori prepared environments are child-centred learning spaces that makes the educational experience available in an orderly format.
The goal of the Montessori classroom is to create a harmonious learning space that encourages independent learning. Elements of a prepared environment include: freedom, structure, order, beauty, nature and the integration of the social and intellectual aspects of child development.
At The Nest, we value the Montesorri principles and encourage children to take pleasure in looking after the environment as well.