The Montessori system of education develops the whole child.

The “Practical Life Area” 

Sometimes children develop slower, only because of a lack of experience with the physically practical side of life. Performing tasks with familiar objects such as sweeping, polishing, pouring and preparing food, has been proven to help children become more coordinated, confident and independent, and definitely improves and develops their concentration.

The “Sensorial Life Area” 

It has been scientifically proven that the more we learn experientially and through our senses, rather than rote core, the more we actually learn… and learn to learn. The sensorial area allows a child to understand their environment, while learning through their senses.

The seeds of History, Geography, Science, Maths, Language and Nature Study, as well as a love of learning, are sown here at preschool level while a child is in their sensitive formative years, and is able to absorb knowledge easily. At this age, a child’s mind is like a sponge, and with creative stimulation can be encouraged to learn a multitude of subjects. As in all areas of life, balance is needed, and Art and Music are an integral part of the Beehive learning program, providing both learning and fun.

We endeavour to create and inspire in each young child within our care, a feeling of love, understanding and responsibility not only for themselves, however also for their environment, and to ensure that they understand their individual role, and that they are a part of the whole system, which enables them to become a true citizen of the world, and a confident human being.

The Montessori system of education develops the whole child.

Maria Montessori said,

“Love is a gift to mankind and must be treasured and developed to the fullest possible extent, for it is this that unites each and every one of us, and only in this way we bring about a good, peaceful world.”