Little Willow Montessori is one of only a few accredited and authentic Montessori Schools in Cape Town, and was affiliated with the South African Montessori Association (SAMA:2006).
We accept students from age twenty months to age three for our Toddler Program and ages three to six for our Kindergarten and Preschool program (accredited by WCED).
Our Grade R programme is accredited by the Western Cape Education Department and the latter part of the programme is designed to prepare the learner for both the traditional and Montessori primary school environment.
We are a non-denominational school which aims to provide the finest education program based on the Montessori philosophy and methods for educating children.
Since the opening Little Willow Montessori Pre-School, we have been guided by a few simple ideas: to develop the whole child, to provide a loving and nurturing environment for children to grow and learn, and to follow a true Montessori philosophy and curriculum.
Little Willow Montessori Pre-School is situated in a convenient location at 7 Carrington Avenue, Athlone, just metres from the Jan Smuts and Klipfontein main intersection. The school consists of five classrooms and a dining area. Outdoors, we have a secure classroom garden with flowers and plenty of space for playing in our fenced-in backyard.
Little Willow's curriculum fully engages Maria Montessori philosophy in it's teaching style. Below are two quotes from Maria Montessori which embodies what the staff at Little Willow attempt to fulfil on a daily basis: "It is true we cannot make a genius, we can only give each individual the chance to fulfil their potential to become an independent, secure and balanced human being." Maria Montessori. First the education of the senses, then the education of the intellect - "The essential thing is for the task to arouse such an interest that it engages the child's whole personality" Maria Montessori.
However, we are aware that most of our grade R graduates will subsequently be enrolled in a Traditional School. It is for this reason that we have modified the final year of of Grade R to prepare our candidates for the traditional school teaching style. We have found this to be extremely effective and our graduates have shown to very successfully make the transition to traditional schooling. Here we have seen Little Willow Graduates excelling in all educational spheres, many in leadership positions. As learning is essentially a sequential process, we believe your child's university education begins in Pre-School. Give your child a Head Start in life....They are our leaders of tomorrow!!
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For further information contact the principal and senior directress:
(BA.HE(ED);BA.HE(HONS); Dip. Montessori).
Address: 7 Carrington Avenue Athlone, 7764