Hummingbirds Montessori School is a project developed by four experienced and passionate teachers who share a vision of opening the door to nature in a pure Montessori environment. The Early Years education paves the way for a lifelong learning journey. Maria Montessori observed that children between the ages of 2 and 5 have a unique ability to absorb every little detail of their environment.
We, therefore, believe that we need to provide children with a curriculum and an education that prepares them for the World they will soon inherit. With this in mind, and from our own experiences working in Montessori environments, we felt compelled to come together and build our vision. We imagined a green school - a holistic educational experience that connects children to the natural World that is rooted in empathy, compassion and peace along with the national curriculum. Thus was born Hummingbirds Montessori, a model school that encourages children to manifest the most exquisite version of themselves.
We have worked to collaboratively create this school that intends to empower parents and children alike, making their vision of peace a reality.
THE HUMMINGBIRDS MONTESSORI SCHOOL:
A UNIQUE PROGRAM LED BY PASSIONATE TEACHERS
In the way we teach and manage the school we intend to carefully consider every detail, aligning with the ethics of Zero Waste, Plastic-Free, Toxic Free and Mindfulness. We believe that young children should directly benefit from a safe and green environment where they plant, nurture and then eat the food they have grown themselves. Through this early experience, we hope that they will continue to embrace this way of life for their future and to the benefit of others. This is why we have lovingly developed the Hummingbirds Nature Programme.
We want parents to feel involved in the learning journey of their children. We consider the community around each child as a resource to learn and grow. By nurturing these relationships we will teach children that we are all part of the same World and have a responsibility to care for the environment and each other. This practice of interdependence teaches children the values that are so essential if we are to imagine a brighter future.
Everything we do is with the purpose of encouraging children to blossom into the best version of themselves through intuition, empathy (for oneself, fellow beings and the planet) and compassion. We believe this empowers children to be global peacemakers ready to make the world a more beautiful, just, and peaceful place.
We will do this by implementing the Montessori philosophy, which honours the unique nature of each child, as well as fostering a deep respect for others. In order to grow and be able to leave this planet better than they found it we encourage inquisitive and discovery-based learning, critical thinking, conflict resolution skills and mindfulness.
MORE THAN A SCHOOL...
Our school will grow with the children we teach - their personalities, opinions and their individual needs will inspire the teaching from the adults around them. This, in turn, will ignite the inquisitive nature of our Hummingbirds and ensure each and every one of them will be happy, curious and fulfilled. We require all members of our team to attend regular training updates to keep abreast of educational innovations and safeguarding regulations in order to provide the best possible education.
We have embarked on a zero waste journey because we want to change for the future of our children. By teaching these practices, we are giving them the skills and attitudes required to adapt to new ways of living, essential for the survival of our planet.
However, we know that it is a long journey ahead in avoiding all plastics, endocrine disruptors, toxins, etc because these substances have found their way into all areas of day to day life! We welcome families to discuss with us any ideas, suggestions or questions they may have on this subject. We hope to strengthen our relationships by sharing information and knowledge amongst our Hummingbirds and the community.
Let's learn together!