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Ethos of the School

Holistic Education

Each day brings about a new discovery at Lemon Tree & St Matthew’s Montessori schools

The schools follow the Montessori ethos of learning and provide a warm and nurturing environment for all children. The purpose built premises at Lemon Tree Montessori School and the carefully prepared environment at St Matthew’s Montessori School have been specifically designed to enhance learning whilst creating a home from home environment.

We take a holistic approach to the children’s development so that all aspects of the child are catered for, with a particular focus on nurturing. A stimulating and safe setting, coupled with qualified and experienced staff, form the basis of our unique approach.

Learning is combined with laughter as our team of highly trained staff gently guide our children through the Montessori curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage areas of learning.  One of our teachers has ‘qualified teacher status’ and therefore has experience in teaching both the early years as well as reception aged children up to year 3.

As well as being lots of fun, our planned approach to both learning and play ensures all round development and encourages children to reach their full potential.

Our daily activities are carefully thought through to stimulate each child’s emotional, social, physical, and intellectual growth whilst maintaining a sense of enjoyment and excitement.

These activities are not only of tremendous importance during their early years but also help to make the transition from nursery to ‘big school’ a happy and rewarding experience.

At both Lemon Tree and St Matthew’s Montessori we welcome all youngsters, whatever their needs or culture.  The world is a very big, very special place and we want our children to grow up with a positive, understanding, and caring attitude to everyone around them.