Your child is growing up fast and ready for a little more independence, our Toddler class will be a perfect introduction.
Our approach to learning and teaching through child centred play and exploration. We have a fully equipped Montessori environment for your child to develop to their full potential.
With a wide range of activities including arts and crafts, imaginative play and physical activities, our staff will engage with your children.
Bright Light Montessori was founded by our Principal and Preschool class Directress Natalie Hart in 2017. Natalie spent many years’ au pairing children in America and South Africa, which created a deep love for child development and how to help them grow into confident, happy children. In 2008 Natalie studied at Head start Mercy Montessori for her Diploma in age 3-6. Natalie taught at a small Montessori School in Mowbray for 3 years and then moved on to Mainstream preschool in Tokai where she grew even further in her love for education. Natalie has bachelor’s in education in Foundation Phase; this helps her to know what the children need to achieve to succeed in South African Grade 1 classes. After 5 years Natalie knew it was time to open her own school and help even more children grow to their full potential.
Bright Light Montessori is a proud South African Montessori Association member, we are in process to gain FULL tier Membership which shows we are an Authentic Montessori School on par with Montessori schools worldwide.
The Montessori Method is more than an academic program. It is a whole approach to life, which is one of respect, compassion, and guidance in all areas of learning. It is designed to help children with the task of their inner construction as they grow from childhood to maturity. The Montessori Method develops the whole personality of the child, not merely his intellectual faculties.
Montessori saw that very young children are frequently frustrated in their attempts to do things for themselves and that what they need is to have specific exercises, as closely linked to real life as possible, that allow them to master the…
The Sensorial Materials
The need for order, exactness, self-correction and quiet reflection all are qualities that Montessori saw are needed in order for children to develop as they should. When she saw that children are particularly drawn to certain activities, she…
Montessori believed that children have mathematical minds and she revolutionized the way in which mathematics is taught. She developed a wonderful set of materials, many of which have now been copied by educators…
Montessori was a great believer in indirect preparation. By this we mean that she found clever ways in which children can learn how to do things without even realizing that that is what they are doing. For example, she created sets of metal insets…
Montessori saw that young children were full of curiosity and loved exploring new things for themselves. She also saw that they wanted to explore things in increasingly complex ways. When she experimented with what they…
Your children’s education and welfare are our main priorities
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