May 23 2016

Nurturing speech


That we must strive to ensure children have a strong foundation in spoken language is one of Montessori’s most important lessons, says Barbara Isaacs…

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May 18 2016

Childcare Act and the White Paper


The purpose of this paper is to outline the government’s proposals for early years. Apologies for the length, but you will see the amount of documentation recently produced!

The Childcare Bill received Royal Assent on 16 March and its contents are beginning to be implemented. As I have noted previously, the Act is short – what has been described as a ‘skeleton Bill’ – and a plethora of papers have come from DfE as it begins to implement the proposals.

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May 06 2016

Montessorian of the Year 2016 – Michelle Wisbey


Local early years Montessori educator who set up her own nursery schools business has won a top charity accolade for her achievements.

Michelle Wisbey, 45, owns and operates five Montessori pre-schools in Essex and Hertfordshire which employ 50 people and teach hundreds of young children.

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May 03 2016

MSA Chairman’s update February 2016


This is going to be a rather complicated update, dealing with the current legislation, but as it has significant implications for all our members, I hope you will bear with me as I seek to outline some issues.

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Apr 26 2016

THINK EQUAL – Montessori supporting UN sustainable development goals


Montessori St Nicholas is delighted to be working with THINK EQUAL initiative for introduction of a universal curriculum for young children focusing on development of empathy, emotional literacy and critical thinking. This initiative supports the UN vision for Global citizenship and is in line with Maria Montessori’s own vision of the child as CITIZEN OF THE WORLD – a human being with respect for all and committed to peaceful co-existence. Barbara Isaacs invites you to preview the draft of the Curriculum framework.

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Apr 22 2016

Montessori International Issue 118: Welcome from the Editor


Though we’ve just missed it with this issue, International Children’s Book Day takes place on or around every April 2nd (Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday), its aim being to inspire children to pick up a book and get reading. This issue of Montessori International is in the same spirit, looking at different aspects of books and their place in our lives.  

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