27 Sep

Open Day Saturday 20th October 2018

We are having an Open Day on Saturday 20th October 2018 from 10 am to 12 pm.

We welcome all parents and friends to join us.

This is a great opportunity for the whole family to visit the Preschool and Nursery and take a good look at our facilities. All our Staff will be on hand to show you around, and answer any questions you may have including what the Montessori philosophy involves, what our curriculum entails, and most importantly, how we can be of benefit to your child.

Here at Treasure we offer a wide range of challenging activities for your children to enjoy, with our caring, qualified staff, our perfect blend of Montessori and Early Years. Treasure Preschool and Nursery is worth a visit. If you don’t believe us, just ask some of our existing parents who will be there as well. (…as they say seeing is believing…)

So, do come along for a look around and chat, and enjoy! It’s also an irresistible opportunity for you to enjoy tea or coffee with delicious cake baked on the premises as usual.

If you plan to attend the Open Day please let us know by emailing offfice@treasuremontessori.co.uk, or calling us on 01276 29774.

18 Sep

Building Blocks, Building Knowledge and Skills

After we unpacked our new blocks, we talked to the children about how to be safe when using them.  We must use gentle hands, make sure it is not wobbly, only 3 children at a time, use two hands and hold the blocks close to your tummy.  We must be very careful to not knock down the models, we take them down carefully.

The children then set about creating their models, initially we had just towers, then their teacher demonstrated how to make a pathway and simple steps.

We were able to cover six areas of learning using these simple resources.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development – Children working together developing turn taking and co-operation.

Communication and Language Development – Through discussion of being safe and reminding each other of the rules.

Physical Development – Gross motor skills by carrying the heavy blocks and developing understanding of how to be safe.

Mathematics Development – Building requires problem solving, working with shapes and angles, as well as balance.

Understanding the World – Children are exploring the capabilities of a new resource, experimenting with possibilities.

Expressive Arts & Design – Children are using their imagination and constructing forms to express their ideas.