LITTLE STARS MONTESSORI
Little Stars Montessori Preschool (Est. 2004) is situated in Sun Valley, Southern suburbs. We offer individual attention in vertical age grouped classes, these small classes allow for your child to learn at their own pace in a safe and homely environment. We enroll children from 2 years old until 5 years old, where we prepare your child for Grade R.
Our teachers are qualified Montessori educators specialising in teaching methods that support tactile sensory learning. This method is aimed at helping children develop their self esteem and independence, supporting all areas of your child’s emotional, social, intellectual and physical development for a positive learning experience.
We aim to offer an educational programme that not only teaches but considers the emotional, intellectual, physical, and social development of children in our care. This is achieved by acknowledging the uniqueness of each child in a nurturing, positive and academically strong environment.
LEARN BY DOING
A Montessori education is unique in its profound respect for a child’s sincere desire and ability to learn, and in its recognition of his need for independence.
One of the things that distinguishes Montessori is the way children are encouraged to learn by touching, feeling and doing. Traditionally, children sit at desks and listen to a teacher. In contrast, Montessori children are encouraged to move around the classroom and engage with the wide variety of activities available and make discoveries for themselves.
We focus on environmental education at an age appropriate level and participate in the WESSA Eco-schools programme, giving the children access to new learning opportunities:
- Growing an edible garden
- Growing sunflowers
- Tree planting at the local park and at school
- Learning about the life cycle of silkworms
- Establishing our worm farm
Little Stars has previously received the Bronze, Silver and Green Flag Awards and have been awarded the Gold Award for 2019!
“At Little Stars we focus on an environmentally friendly preschool programme, with lots of learning opportunities for the children to ensure a sustainable lifestyle in the future.”
- Term Hours: 8am to 12.30am
- Additional Before/Aftercare: 7.30am to 3.30pm
- Extra Murals optional: Tumblebears, Soccer Starz, Junior Jive, Move ‘n Groove, Playball
- Holiday Club Option 9am to 1pm
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
“The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child’s own natural desire to learn.“
– Maria Montessori
WHAT OUR PARENTS HAVE TO SAY
“A wonderful school that has set our minds at ease, I will recommend Little Stars Montessori to any parent that wants to build a healthy foundation for a young mind…”
– Deziree Smith
“Highly recommend this school! My son has absolutely thrived here.”
– Anna van der Westhuizen