Twenty two organisations and individuals gave evidence to the House of Commons Committee considering the Childcare Bill in December 2015, including MSA. DfE presented evidence in a Policy Statement and a ‘Review of childcare costs’. Several organisations questioned the accuracy of this evidence.
Supporting every child, regardless of his or individual needs, has been at the heart of the Montessori pedagogy since its inception.
There continue to be interesting developments for the early years this term. Three in particular have been the subject of discussion with members of the National Council.
The MCI Training Directory has been replaced by the SEMINAR PROGRAMME 2016
The seminar directory can be found on the MCI website by following this link
12th March 2016
At the Institute of Education, UCL
This year’s conference is inspired by the following quotation from ‘The Nature Principle’, the latest publication by Richard Louv, our distinguished keynote speaker: “The future will belong to the nature-smart—those individuals, families, businesses, and political leaders who develop a deeper understanding of the transformative power of the natural world and who balance the virtual with the real. The more high-tech we become, the more nature we need.”
The learning potential of the natural world has been at the heart of Montessori practice since its earliest days, explains Barbara Isaacs…