Covid-19 Update 02.07.2020
Thank you very much indeed for your patient understanding and ongoing support!
We have been working to adapt ourselves, the school environment and the Montessori approach to be as safe and attractive as we can for the children. It has been very interesting!
And, wow! What joy to welcome more children back onsite this week!
In the Children’s House
The children have been fantastic at adjusting to… ‘some things being a bit different and some things being just the same’, with lots of playing and laughter. The current Children’s House team of Hanako and Zaneta, with Daisy in the background, have not stopped smiling either.
Our next breakthrough is to be open for a small number of children on Tuesdays as well as for other children on Wednesdays and Thursdays in the Children’s House. This means different children coming on different days until the end of term. We are really sorry that we can’t welcome you all back in full just yet but hope things will be better for September.
In the Elementary Group
We have had pirates, magicians and puppeteers in between children getting reacquainted with their maths and language work on site. Whilst children joining us on zoom have collaborated on and sent in some fantastic and very beautiful zoology and geology projects.
And we are delighted that our next breakthrough for the Elementary group is that we will now be open Tuesday to Friday so that more children can re-join us!
During our planning we have, at all times, considered best safety for all according to the current government guidance regarding class sizes, the number of staff available to work in school during this time and health and safety advice from our local authority.
For those families who are enjoying home learning, the resources on our Home School Communication page will remain available to access throughout the summer holidays. We would like to encourage all children, of any age or ability, to ‘have a go’ at whatever they feel like.
We continue to welcome new families now and into the future with zoom open events being lined up.
The Brighton & Hove Montessori School was established in 1985 and has since grown to be respected and well-known in both the local community and international Montessori circles. In addition we are a AMI training school, with Montessori teaching students coming from across the world to observe and learn from our experience, which in turn benefits the children.
We provide a nurturing environment and individualised learning programme which looks at your child and their needs and development, working with families to provide the best education for their children, across the whole curriculum.
We take regular trips and have strong links with the local area, including helping to maintain the award winning community garden on our doorstep.
Our group of parents are friendly and involved, and we strive to make everyone welcome in our community.
For our latest Ofsted Report please see here.
Term starts on Tuesday 7th January
Half term - Monday 17th February - Friday 21st February (children return to school on Monday 24th February)
Term ends on Friday 3rd April
Term starts on Tuesday 21st April
Half term - Monday 25th May - Monday 1st June
(children return to school on Tuesday 2nd June)
Term ends on Wednesday 22nd July
INSET days Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th September
Children return to school on Monday 7th September
Half term - Monday 26th October - Friday 30th October
(children return to school on Monday 2nd November)
Term ends on Friday 18th December
Our small class sizes enable each child to receive one-to-one attention, for our children to excel within a stimulating environment and to engage in learning opportunities unique to the Montessori classroom.
We work closely with all of the parents, to maximise their children’s potential, thus laying the foundations for their lives as independent, confident and responsible citizens. Our individualised learning plans, parental partnerships and regular feedback on the children’s progress, offer the very best learning environment.
Unique to Brighton & Hove Montessori School is our vision to accept each child as they are. Our approach appreciates each of our children’s unique qualities, encourages all the children to grow at their own pace and to be active, enthusiastic learners in the world around them.