At Pangbourne House we understand that children need to be happy and confident before they are ready to start learning.
It is therefore our ethos to build the children’s self-esteem; to make them feel loved and safe. Once this is achieved the teachers can enable the children to follow their interests, to play independently, whilst learning social skills and beginning the preparation for all that is needed before moving onto their ‘big’ school.
This will include enhancing the development of literacy and numeracy skills. Exploring and experimenting with sounds,words and texts and developing mathematical ideas and methods to solve practical problems.
Our curriculum includes the Montessori method complemented by the Early Years Foundation Stage guidance and our unique Creative Studio.
The Montessori method encourages the child to enjoy the process of learning. It does not introduce the competitive drive of other curricula and yet leads each child to develop their full potential. The ‘failure to keep up’ approach is avoided by the thorough observations that the teachers make.
We believe that the Early Years Foundation Stage Guidance complements the Montessori method. It understands the importance of giving a child a holistic education and the recognition that young children need to learn through practical experiences rather than being taught.
It is our belief that instigating creative learning at an early age encourages imaginative thinking throughout childhood and beyond. The implementation of creativity into early years education encourages the child’s understanding of other people.
Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis, with current students having priority.
Please fill in the relevant booking form to be placed on the waiting list.