“Education should no longer be mostly imparting of knowledge, but must take a new path, seeking the release of human potentialities.”- Maria Montessori
Our Montessori pre-school classroom is a ‘living room’ for children. Children choose their activities from among the self-correcting materials displayed on open shelves that allow the child to learn through their senses. The pre-school environment unifies the psycho-social, physical, and academic functioning of the child. Its important task is to provide children with an early and general foundation that includes a positive attitude toward school, inner security and a sense of order, pride in the physical environment, abiding curiosity, a habit of concentration, habits of initiative and persistence, the ability to make decisions, self-discipline, and a sense of responsibility to other members of the class, school, and community. This foundation will enable them to acquire more specialised knowledge and skills throughout their school career. The activities in the our Preschool are described in more detail in the section THEMES and classroom photos can be viewed in Gallery. Daily activities are described in our BLOG
Preschool is run according to Montessori Method.
Two sessions 8.30 – 11.30, 12.00 -15.00
* sessions times may be slightly changed from September 2016
The ECCE scheme is a government funded scheme for all children who meet the age requirements for the appropriate school year. To take part in the ECCE Scheme
- from September 2016 to 30 June 2017 eligible children will have to have been born between 1st January 2012 and 31st August 2013.
- from January 2017 to 30 June 2017 eligible children will have to have been born between 1st January 2012 and 31st December 2013.
- from April 2017 to 30 June 2017 eligible children will have to have been born between 1st January 2012 and 31st March 2014.
Proof of PPS number will be required and in some cases, a copy of Birth Certificate. More Information HERE
We are open for 38 weeks (103 days) from September to June with several mid-term breaks: 1 week for Halloween, 2 weeks for Christmas, 2 weeks for Easter.
Holidays are generally taken in conjunction with the local National Schools. However they may vary. Detailed calendar and holiday details for school year 2016/2017 will be given at the beginning of September after having them confirmed by Childcare Committee.
Working parents of full day care children may do arrangements to allocate their kids in Mi Casa while holidays. During this time there will be no Montessori or Preschool Curriculum, children will play and/or do Art&Crafts. This is subject to availability.
Child Staff Ratio
According to the Childcare Regulations the staff ratio at the school is 1 pre-school teacher per 11 children.