All our teachers are Montessori qualified and they are specially trained to become expert observers of children so they understand the developmental needs of their students.

The characteristics of our Montessori teachers which differentiate them from traditional teachers are:

  • They place enormous trust in the developmental abilities of the children.
  • They are not the center of attention in the classroom. Their role centers on the preparation and organization of learning materials to meet the needs and interests of the Montessori children. The focus is on children learning, not on teachers teaching.
  • They ask the children how they would solve the problem, actively engaging them in the learning process and enhancing critical thinking, rather than supplying them with answers.
  • They avoid using rewards and punishments for good or poor work. Montessori teachers never criticize or interfere in a child’s work. It is only in a trusting atmosphere that a child’s personality has room to grow.
  • They are the dynamic link between children and the prepared environment
  • They systematically observe their students and interpret their needs.
  • They observe and evaluate each child’s individual progress.
  • They respect and protect their students’ independence.
  • They work with only one or two students at a time providing learning material for the needs and interests of each child in the class.
  • They advise, present a lesson or observe children quietly while they work.