Montessori Primary is based on the educational philosophy presented by Dr Maria Montessori on how to nurture the whole child in the best possible way through a prepared environment. The children in a Montessori environment self-construct themselves utilising the learning opportunities presented to them. According to Montessori:
“Knowledge can be best given when here is the eagerness to learn, so this is the period when the seed of everything can be sown, the child’s mind being like a fertile field ready to receive what will germinate into culture.” (To Educate the Human Potential p.4)
The basis of Montessori philosophy is that each child has an innate desire to learn. For this learning to occur a prepared environment must exist, designed for the child’s interest and in which he can choose his own activities. the focus in Montessori is therefore on following the child’s learning.