Curriculum

The Montessori Method emphasizes learning through all five senses, not just through listening, watching or reading and is designed to help all children reach their fullest potential at their own unique pace.

Throughout the school year learning is supported through the concept of themes. Activities, craft, stories and academics are then integrated into each theme so that learning is supported in a meaningful context. We believe that the first years are a crucial part of children's makeup—how they first see themselves, how they think they should function, and how they expect others to function in relation to them.

For this reason, at Clever Hands Nursery, we ensure that in addition to employing carefully selected and trained teachers, our  program emphasize links with family, home culture, and home language, teachers care for each child using Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Individually Appropriate Practice and Culturally Appropriate Practice. 

Generally, the areas which are covered in our curriculum are:
  •  Personal, Social and Emotional Development which relates to the development of confidence

 and independence, concentration and learning how to enjoy sharing as part of a group.

  •  Communication, Language and Literacy that allow communication with peers

 and help in the developing skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

  •  Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy which involve using ideas about categorising

 and comparing; quantity; number; measurement; shape and space.

  •  Knowledge and Understanding of the World which involves investigation of the environment

 and relates to people, places and cultures.

  •  Physical Development which refers to improving control and co-ordination of the body in

 terms of both large and small motor skills and balance.

  •  Creative Development which encourages discovery of ways to communicate using colour, shape,

 sound, texture, movement and language.