Centre of Excellence

At Children's House Montessori we believe in the holistic development of each child. Although the Montessori approach provides the best educational start for children beginning their learning journey there will be occasions when they need additional specialist help. When this happens accessing expert help can be time consuming and confusing, especially if you unfamiliar with the issues and are encountering this world for the first time.

When that is the case the Centre of Excellence is there to give you easy access to additional expert advice from a range of professionals in an environment that is familiar to you and your child. As a part of our team the Centre's experts also support our teachers, ensuring that their recommendations are implemented in an effective manner that is seamlessly integrated into the nursery's development plan for your child.

These services can be commissioned on a one-off basis or as a series of sessions: the choice is yours. Assessments are conducted once per term. The specialist currently includes Paediatrician, Speech and Language, Play therapist, Occupational therapist.

We also offer a range of courses including Lego therapy and Empowered Parenting.

Lego Therapy

Lego Therapy is great for all children and a fantastic family tool. it is a Lego-based therapy (LeGoff et al 2014), is an evidence based approach that aims to develop social communication skills in autistic children, such as sharing, turn-taking, following rules, using names and problem-solving.

Empowered Parenting

Most people want to do their best for their children - and who wouldn't? Yet there are so many pressures in our busy world and that doing teh right things can get a bit bewildering. Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world yet one you are expected to do without any training.

So we are pleased to be able to offer you Empowered Parenting, a five module course that offers clear insights into the real nature of your child and what you do to provide a unique foundation to support their incredible journey through childhood.

Designed and delivered based on the methods of Maria Montessori that is a practical modern programme for today's parents.

If I can try out my ideas, experience what's around me, share what I find;
If I have plenty of time for my special pace, a nourishing space, things to transform;
If you'll be my patient friend, My trusted investigator, Partner in learning;
Then I will explore the world, discover my voice and tell you what I know in a hundred languages Pamela Houk