The beauty of the Montessori philosophy is the simplicity of the ethos and how children are at the forefront of the classroom and their own individual learning. There is nothing purer than following the child and their interests and this is the baseline for the whole Montessori philosophy.
Maria Montessori believed in both sides of the nature/nurture debate, believing children are born with a personality that would gradually unfold. The key to supporting a child’s personality and intellect reach their full potential, is through a provision enriched with a nurturing environment.
The Montessori method focuses highly on how the environment (Classroom) is organised and the role of the Montessori practitioners who prepare and work with in the environment.
The vision is for each environment to be idyllic where children are happy and content and there is obvious learning taking place. To achieve this, there needs to be certain aspects of the environment that are embedded to an excellent standard. These are: