About Us

The Children Studio is a Montessori pre-school for children aged 2 – 6 years. It has three classes: two 3-6 year old dasses and a 2 year old toddler group. We have 10 members of staff consisting of a principal, three directresses, four assistants, an administrator and deaner. At the Childrens Studio each dlild is encouraged to build a solid foundation for learning, develop in self confidence, leam respect for themselves, others and the environment. In this way they are equipped for life.

The School at a Glance

The Children’s Studio is a happy, parent-nm, Montessori Pre-School in Harfield Village, Claremont. For the children who are 2 to 3 years in age, there is one dass of 18 children with 3 staff members. For the 3 to 6 year olds, there are 2 classes of 26 children each, supervised by 2 staff members per class.

What we hope to achieve

To stimulate the child’s innate love of leaming
To provide a nurturing, co-operative learning environment
To incorporate all the senses in the learning experiences
To consider the development of the whole child
To encourage respect for sett, others and the environment
To offer an integrated approach to leaming with all learning areas interwoven and connected
To provide an environment based on freedom within limits so that a sense of responsibility is fostered
To facilitate the development and independence through meaningful work
To create a learning environment that allows the child to realize the value of independence and interdependence To help the child become a citizen of the world

Our school application form can be found here

Daily Programme

Arrival

School opens at 07:30. We encourage all children to be at school by 0815 at the latest.

A staff member will sit at the door and acknowledge the arrival of each child by greeting them with a smile, a handshake and eye contact.

Work Time (9:15 - 10:45)

During this time all children are in the classroom. This involves individual lessons with the Montessori equipment.

Each activity whether practical life, sensorial, math, language or culture, is set out on a tray which the child puts away once they have finished their work,

Snack Time (11:00 - 11:20)

At 11:00 the children sit down for snack time, which comprises the shared fruit that each child brings in the morning and jam or peanut butter sandwiches (which the school provides).

Wash Hands & Story Time (12:00 - 12:15)

At 12:00 the children come in to wash their hands before story time.

The directress usually reads a story to the class

Extramural Activities (12:30 - Various)

Yoga, Ballet, Hip-Hop, SoccerStarz, Monkeynastixs and Playball are currently offered as extramural activities at the school.

These take place in the afternoons and all optional are run independently, at an extra cost.

Free Indoor / Outdoor Time (8:00 - 9:15)

This is the time where children can chose to either work in the classroom or play outside.

Circle Time (10:45 - 11:00)

During this time the children sit in a circle with their directresses and go through the attendance register, sing songs, discuss the day, listen to each other’s news and talk about the theme.

Outdoor Play (11:20-12:00)

At 11:20 the children play outside under supervision.

Parents please always see that your children have sun hats and sunblock.

Home Time (12:15 - 12:30)

At 12: 15 it is home time and the children sit quietly in a circle with their directress until a parent or caregiver comes to fetch them.

They then shake hands and say goodbye to their directress before going home. On Fridays, the program is slightly different in that the children are divided into groups and each has an opportunity to take part in a craft activity.

Please also note that the 2 – 3 year old class follows the same program, but at different times in order to have outdoor play without the 3 – 6 year olds.

Aftercare (12:30 - 17:30)