Bringing the Montessori Approach to your Early Years Practice

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Have you ever wondered what the Montessori approach is all about and how it can be used to benefit the young children in your setting?

In this book Barbara Isaacs explains how the Montessori approach works and provides examples from schools and nurseries implementing Montessori principles. It includes guidance on planning and assessment ...

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Overview

Have you ever wondered what the Montessori approach is all about and how it can be used to benefit the young children in your setting?

In this book Barbara Isaacs explains how the Montessori approach works and provides examples from schools and nurseries implementing Montessori principles. It includes guidance on planning and assessment methods and practical activities for practitioners to try.

This new edition has been fully updated to include:

The role of the Montessori practitioner

An explanation of Montessori classroom management

Links to the key commitments of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and what they mean in Montessori settings

Examples to show how the six areas of learning and development in the EYFS are supported by Montessori learning materials.

This convenient guide will help early years practitioners, students and parents to really understand what the Montessori approach means to their setting and children.

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Meet the Author

Barbara Isaacs is Academic Director at Montessori Centre International

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vi

Introduction 1

1 Background 5

2 The Montessori approach 12

3 The Montessori early years curriculum 32

4 Montessori practice and the Early Years Foundation Stage: exploration of the principles and their reflection in statutory guidance 56

5 Montessori practice and the Early Years Foundation Stage: exploration of learning and development 63

6 Montessori practice in the United Kingdom today 75

Appendix 1 How the early learning goals are met at a Montessori nursery 79

Appendix 2 Montessori activities and materials 94

Bibliography 107

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