Bumblebees Montessori Nursery

Winchmore Hill, London


Activities and Curriculum

The curriculum provides a range of interesting and stimulating subjects and activities to encourage the learning process and achieve the main aims and ideals of the nursery, which are:

Hereunder is a summary of the subjects and their content.

Typical Daily Routine

08.00 - 08.45Free Choice
08.45 - 09.45Montessori Session
09.45 - 10.15Registration/Circle Time
10.15 - 10.30Snack Time
10.30 - 11.00Garden Time/Free Choice
11.45 - 12.30Lunch Time
12.30 - 14.00Rest Time/Free Choice
14.15 - 15.00Music and Movement/Physical Skills
15.00 - 15.30Garden/Free Choice
15.30 - 16.00Teatime
16.00 - 17.00Montessori Time
17.00 - 18.00Free Choice

Language and Literacy:

reading, writing, spelling, storytelling. The focus is on developing confidence in talking, listening, and communicating from the early years.

Mathematics:

Counting, geometric shapes, areas, volumes, weights, simple addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. The focus is on understanding fundamental mathematical concepts.

Personal and Social Development:

Self-care, courtesy, manners, hygene. The focus is on personal, social, moral, and spiritual development of personal values, good manners, and self-respect.

Creative Development:

Cooking, junk modeling, drawing, painting, gluing and sticking, water play, sand play, chalk boards, play dough, and making books. The focus here lies on imagination and ability to communicate in creative ways.

Practical Skills and Physical Development:

Sensorial and tactile development, dexterity, size, order, dimensions, and mobility skills. The focus is in developing physical control, mobility, and a healthy and active way of life.

Elementary Computer usage:

Word building, drawing, computer skills, children’s computer games.

Music and Musical Instruments:

Classes are held where the children sing and play, and attempt to coordinate their play to rhythm.