Aims & Objectives

Welcome to St Matthews  Montessori School Website and thank you for your interest. St Matthews Montessori aims to provide the best care and education for children aged 2 to 5 years.

The school has been operating for over 30 years and offers a high standard of care and education in line with Montessori practice and philosophy. St Matthew’s provides the children with an environment where they can thrive and reach their full potential supported by qualified, caring and dedicated staff. The school works in close partnership with parents and other professionals to ensure a holistic approach.

Since September 2008 the Early Years Foundation Stage, the government curriculum, has been incorporated into the Montessori practice. This merger has proved to be very successful as it validated the high standard already in place at our settings.

Farah Virani has a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE Primary) as well as a Montessori International Diploma from the Montessori Centre International. During the course of her training she has studied Child Development, Educational Issues and Cognitive Psychology. Farah is a member of Pre-School learning Alliance and the National Day Nurseries Association. Her personal aim is to continue on a path of personal and professional development in order to keep abreast of current issues in childhood education so that she can offer the best support and care to the children, staff and parents.

St Matthew's Montessori aims to provide a safe, happy and stimulating environment where your child can learn through encouragement, sensitivity to others and mutual respect. Your child's skills will be developed through exploring and working with the Montessori materials and other selected equipment in conjunction with the Early Years Foundation Stage. St Matthews offers an individual curriculum for each child and values partnership with parents and other professionals. As a school, we direct our efforts to meet the following goals for all of our pupils:

  • The development of each individual child according to the child's needs and potential
  • The attainment of self discipline
  • The growth of independence and initiative
  • A thirst for knowledge and a love of work
  • Spontaneous creativity
  • The development of skills and knowledge linked to the child's own effort and interest
  • The development of ethical behaviour based on moral and spiritual values
  • The ability to express thoughts and feelings
  • An understanding of the environment and a sense of the contribution of all living things to each other