Welcome to Belmont Montessori
Why Belmont Montessori
Belmont Montessori School is registered with St. Nicholas Montessori Society of Ireland and recognised by the department of education and science as a school that provides an educational programme similar to a national school.
Belmont Montessori school has been in operation for 24 years. This school is privately owned and managed by the principal who is responsible for ensuring quality and best practice.
• We provide children with freedom to work within a well planned and organised environment that enables them to grow and learn at their own pace.
• We believe every child is an individual profoundly affected by the quality of its early experience.
• We provide an atmosphere, which promotes respect and concern for all its individuals and their environment.
• We believe in a child’s creative potential, the drive to learn and the right to be treated as an individual.
The Montessori Method of Education is both a philosophy of child growth and rationale for guiding such growth. It is based on the child’s developmental need for freedom within limit, with a carefully prepared environment. This environment allows exposure to materials and experiences which help both physical and psychological abilities.
The child needs adults to expose him to the possibilities of his life, but the child himself must direct his response to those capabilities. with the belief that a child, given the freedom to experience and experiment will be the best gauge of his own readiness for academic, social and physical activities, Dr. Montessori initiated a child-centred personalised programme which integrates all aspects of the child’s development.
The Montessori School its own well-equipped garden, which is used for physical activity and games, it offers a secure environment. We ask that children are suitably dressed to facilitate their involvement in the outdoor area all year around.
Runs for the first two weeks after regular School Year ends. Children who are already registered with the Montessori School have priority, although we do accept children between the ages 3 and 6 years old who are not already enrolled in the Montessori School if place is available.
We aspire to emphasise the importance of independence, self-confidence, self-discipline, curiosity, creativity, problem-solving, co-operation and respect for others and self; thereby helping to develop competent, considerate, responsible members of society.
Maria Montessori realised that by developing to the fullest potential each sense, we could then introduce their interactions with another and their co-ordination. sub-consciously for example, the child becomes aware of dimension and absorbs the basis of decimal system
The sensorial materials bring about a development where the child can compare, distinguish and discriminate, where he can work with one or more of the exercises together in smooth motorisation and mental conception.
Our Results Speak for themsleves!
Montessori education offers a vision of education , based on an attitude of care and respect for the young children. The focus is on the development of the whole child and the provision of an environment complete with enriching activities that will foster growth in this vital period of development.
Our Rooms & Classes
Montessori education provides children with opportunities to develop independence, self-confidence and self-discipline – skills For life.
The Montessori learning environment provides a range of manipulative materials that are organised and made available to children for independent use which stimulates the natural instincts and interests of children for self-directed learning.
Practical life – activities provide opportunities for the development of personal care skills, social skills, exploration of water and fine grains, physical development both fine and gross motor movements, refinement of movement and development of creative imagination.
Example of activities: pouring, spooning, squeezing, folding, carrying, unscrewing, dressing frames, polishing and washing.
The Montessori approach aims to allow children to grow naturally, to retain their individuality and develop their own personality. Maria Montessori’s education principles are based round these central ideas outlined as follows:
Universal Characteristics of Childhood
- All children want to learn. With the freedom to investigate the world around them, they will become active learners.
- From Birth to 6 years of age, children have an absorbent mind. Everything that occurs in their life has a profound effect and therefore, the quality of early experience is of fundamental importance to their self-construction.Children pass through sensitive periods in their development.
It is the policy of Belmont Montessori School to take all reasonable steps to ensure the health and safety of each individual in the school. To achieve this we will establish and maintain safe working procedures amongst staff and children, and ensure that everyone is aware of these procedures through our safety statement in line with the safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 1989. A safety statement has been brawn up and complied by all involved in this school and this is available for all parents to view. The safety Statement is revised annually.
Children are learning whenever they are interacting with each other, with adults and with learning materials in the indoor environment. Adults are role models for children’s behaviour. Belmont Montessori Staff recognise that it is very important that they should be good participants, are flexible and curious and have a sense of adventure and love of learning. Belmont Montessori staff problem solve in front of the children so as to encourage the children to do the same. The staff also enable the children to develop good communication skills through their interaction with adults and other.
The Montessori Method of Education is both a philosophy of child growth and rationale for guiding such growth. It is based on the child’s development needs for freedom within limits, and a carefully prepared environment which guarantees exposure to materials and experiences through which to develop intelligence as well as physical and psychological abilities. The child needs adults to expose him to the possibilities of his life, but the child himself must direct his response to those capabilities. with the belief that a child, given the freedom to experience and experiment will be the best gauge of his own readiness for academic, social and physical activities
Your children’s education and wellfare are our main priorities