The National Nursery Montessori is a private Montessori
school in Oman for children from 2 - 6 years, nursery through
to Reception Class. We are situated in a residential area in Al
Qurum Heights. The aim of our school is to provide excellent
Montessori education in a happy, relaxed and secure environment.
The philosophy of Montessori education emphasizes the potential
of the individual in ways specific to each child.
The National Nursery Montessori is committed to the teaching
philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori with a belief that the most important
time in a person's development is between birth and age six. Within a
carefully prepared and intriguing environment and through the guidance
of a loving and well-trained teacher, children are introduced to the joy
of learning and move through with confidence. The National Nursery Montessori
fosters individual excellence by encouraging each child's initiative and
promotes independence as well as self-respect. We choose to emphasize our
commonalities as a community rather
than our differences.
The National Nursery Montessori is
affiliated with Montessori Centre International,
Montessori is an education for life, a learning process where children are
encouraged to develop at their own pace in a safe and caring environment.
It is based on the child's innate need to develop intellectual and physical
abilities and provides a carefully prepared environment to meet and direct
The Montessori approach to education is child centered and is based on mutual
respect and co-operation. The teacher in a Montessori classroom is more of a
guide and facilitator, respecting the concentration and varied learning approaches
of the children. The innate creativity of the child is encouraged in curriculum
activities from art and music learning to balance responsibilities with freedom
of choice. Montessori offers children the opportunity to realize their potentials
in a non-competitive environment and seeks to promote in them:
- Self condifence and esteem
- Independence and adaptability
- A sense of achievement and self worth.
- Corporation with others.
- Initiative and self-motivation.
- A sense of community and respect for their rights and of others.
- Concentration and persistence in completing a task.
Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952) was the first female
physician in Italy.
When observing young children through her work as a
Dr. Montessori was able to draw the
- Children possess the sensitivity and mental ability
to explore and absorb the world around them.
- Children strive toward independence.
- Children should be respected and treated as different from adults.
- Children are individually different from each other.
The most important learning years are birth to six
years. Children need to work with tangibles before
they learn the concepts of the abstract. Children grow
and develop in an absolutely unique environment. They
learn to work to the very best of their ability, to
care for and respect others, to develop a natural
curiosity in the world around to fulfill a "Love of
Learning" individually or in small groups, and work with
the Montessori materials.
1. Respect and
nurture the child:
Respecting and nurturing your child's dignity and
ability is a critical element of our program. In
Montessori classrooms, our directresses
address the specific needs of your child, who learns
through work, play and practice with hands-on
materials. Our teachers are keenly aware of your
child's developmental needs and introduce new
challenges and materials accordingly.
2. Create a unique environment:
Our classrooms are very busy places. Indeed. Each is
designed so that your child can access materials
easily, selecting and replacing them at will. Always
clean and tidy, our classrooms are also quieter than
traditional classrooms. Because children choose their
own activities, they remain interested and engaged in
what they are learning and accomplishing. Our
directresses are always nearby, observing the children
and preparing for the next lesson or question. Children
develop a love of learning that shines through as they
treat their materials with care, returning each
apparatus to its proper place at the end of each
3. Children learn
at their own paces:
At the National Nursery Montessori, children
work individually and are encouraged to work at their own
pace. We help every child discover and learn from his
or her individual experiences. Our directress observes
your child as he or she works, and quietly offers
guidance and direction. As your child masters an
exercise, the directress guides him or her to the next
activity and the appropriate next challenge.
4. Ask the right questions:
Every child needs a very special guide for his or her self-led
journey of learning. Our teachers, called directresses, are skilled
at directing the journey by asking questions rather than providing
answers. This unique approach is the result of hundreds of hours of
specialized training. Each directress is experienced at helping
children build self-esteem and self-confidence through individual
discovery. Our environment and method provides the discipline and
our directresses provide the guidance.
5. Prepare for a life time learning:
Our goal is simple. We prepare children for a lifetime
of creative thinking and learning. Our directresses
are committed to ensuring that your child receives a
broad academic education in the context of a carefully
planned, stimulating environment. Through our proven
methods, we help children develop the essential
foundation habits, attitudes, skills and ideas that
will shape the way they discover, learn and succeed in