Modern Montessori

Essington’s Early Years programs are inspired by Modern Montessori. 

The philosophy behind Modern Montessori is that children are engaged in 'action learning'. 

As individuals they are given the opportunity for independence and freedom to investigate the world around them. The environment is responsive to the developing needs of your growing child.

Inspired by the original aims of the founding families, the framework for our Early Years is based on the Modern Montessori approach to education. The philosophy prioritises providing a nourishing place for children to investigate the world around them to become active learners and develop at their own pace.

The focus is to develop oral languages, promote control and coordination, enhance and understand their senses, and provide hands-on experiences.

The Essington School is focused on the whole child. We are looking at developing children to become confident and capable socially and emotionally, from their very first day with us.

By creating active learners Modern Montessori helps your child to develop socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively.

The Preschool classrooms are a prepared learning environment that include specialised Montessori equipment for the children to navigate, explore and learn under the guidance of their teachers. Learning in a Montessori environment is fun and exciting, as the premise of this model of education is firmly entrenched in a child-centred approach.

Activities are carefully planned to provide young learners with hands-on concrete experiences to internalise concepts.