Rushmore House Closed

After many happy years in Pratts Bottom Village, Rushmore House Montessori Preschool has closed. Orpington Montessori Preschool, based in central Orpington, is continuing to thrive, offering the same Montessori preschool experience to give your child the best start on their learning journey.

Childcare vouchers

Childcare vouchers

What are childcare vouchers? Childcare Vouchers are a way to pay for your child’s Preschool fees that may cost you less money. The money for the Childcare Vouchers is taken from your wages before tax is deducted so your Preschool fees can be paid tax free. There are two places where you can find out…

Settling into preschool

Settling into preschool

We will support your child, and you, with the first step in their preschool journey: settling into preschool. Children settle best when they have a key person to relate to, who knows them and their parents well, and who can meet their individual needs. Research shows that a key person approach benefits the child, the…

Eid 2022

Eid 2022

London a World City We celebrate events important to the many cultures that make up the world we live in. London as a World City, is home to people with heritage from every part of the world. Eid Eid is one of the biggest festivals in the muslim calendar. It takes place at the end…

Creativity

Creativity

In a Montessori preschool Creativity is more than just the visual arts. Creativity is the freedom to choose to be creative whenever a child’s inner urges directs them. In a Montessori preschool Creativity is nurtured in many places. In the arts and crafts corner a permanently set up area for the visual arts. For creative…

Sensorial

Sensorial

The Sensorial learning area of the curriculum is focused on educating and refining your child’s senses. Sensorial comes from the words sense or senses. Children learn from their environment. This occurs through contact with their surroundings and with the use of their senses. The Sensorial exercises are categorised into eight groups: Visual – sight Tactile…

Mathematics

Mathematics

Montessori Mathematics separates mathematics from being able to write. This enables children to advance their mathematical knowledge without being held back by their writing skills. Montessori Mathematics also separates number symbols from the physical quantities. This allows children to have time to learn what numbers look like and their sequence whilst in parallel they learn…

Literacy

Literacy

The literacy learning area of the curriculum​ is where reading and writing are taught. A key feature of child development is that your child’s capability to learn to read develops at a different rate to the capability of your child to learn to write. Montessori literacy separates reading from writing so that one is not…

Activities of Everyday Living

Activities of Everyday Living

The Activities of Everyday Living, which are also known as Practical Life, provides a link between your child’s home life and the Montessori classroom. All of the activities use materials that your child may have used or seen in their own home for example jugs, cups, pasta shapes, beans, clothes buttons and zips. This is…