“..we observe children, we see the vitality of their spirit, the maximum effort put forth in all they do, the intuition, attention and focus they bring to all life’s events, and the sheer joy they experience in living.” —The Child, Society and the World (Unpublished Speeches and Writing) Dr Montessori
The aim of the infant program is to:
Dr Montessori spoke of the young child being absorbed with their natural surroundings. She put a heavy emphasis on children needing to be able to explore and discover their immediate environment, to be able to touch and manipulate objects and to learn about the world around them.
Our staff nurture and care for our infants in a safe and stimulating environment. Our priority is the development of each child preparing them to progress from the infant to the toddlers stage and beyond.
The curriculum main focus is on overall growth and development of each infant. It is about finding new ways to introduce everyday life skills to each and every child. The comprehensive daily schedule is flexible but allows for the highly individualised approach that meets the need for each child. Routines are followed with regards to daily feeding, changing the infants, sleeping and rest breaks. Once the basic needs are met, the educational program is introduced. Each child will follow their own path towards their development. Out teachers develop the daily plans to make sure that the infants are able to engage in the necessary activities to reach their crucial milestones.
A daily communication home is sent to update parents on the child’s progress throughout the day whereby the teacher is commenting about the food they have eaten, the length of their rests/ naps and their activity of the day.