About Us

Little Corner House is an authentic Montessori school and our day is based on uninterrupted work flow so that we can follow the child. We open at 07:15 and finish at 13:00. We offer aftercare until 17:00.

Cubs

Cubs are aged from about 18 months up to the age of 3

07:15 – 08:00 Arrival of children
Social interaction, settling in, setting up of activities (work), language and toileting all begin now.

Please ensure your child comes to school in a clean nappy, if still wearing nappies, and apply sun-screen before arriving. We do apply sun-screen daily when playing outside.

08:00 – 11:00 Uninterrupted work cycle
Within this cycle we have: practical life exercises, sensorial play, language and cultural development, toileting and line-time. All activities are aimed at increasing independence, developing language skills, toileting and life skills.

At line-time we do one day of Zulu with the under 3’s- this is conversational and lots of fun! We also have a full-time music department and music sessions twice a week are part of the curriculum.

11:00 – 12:00 Snack time and free play
There are two play areas and we rotate between the two areas. We take care of the gardens, plant seeds in designated areas and have a mud kitchen, so please wear old clothes!

12:15 – 13:00 Clean-up
Washing hands and gathering of belongings, then story-time. This time is essential to allow the children to relax, yet concentrate on a story and interact with the questions, leading to calm, fulfilled children.

13:00 Children to be fetched
Any children staying on may choose to have a nap, play within the classroom with guidance, eat their snack or go outside for free play, with guidance.

13:15 – 17:00 Aftercare
The children are able to rest, select activities in the classroom, eat their snack, or play outside – all done under guidance but uninterrupted so that the child may develop independence which assists in leading them on to a journey of self-discovery.

Included in the weekly curriculum
Clamber Club twice a week; music lessons twice a week; baking daily (a group of 4/5 children at one time); and yoga and swimming are offered at an additional cost. Every activity is offered on the premises and under direction of adults.

Lions

Lions are aged from about 3 years up to the age of 6

07:15 – 08:00 Arrival of children
Social interaction, settling in, setting up of activities(work), the work period starts spontaneously as the children arrive.

08:00 – 11:00 Uninterrupted work cycle
Within this cycle we have: practical life exercises, sensorial, language, mathematics and cultural studies. All activities are aimed at increasing independence, life skills, developing concentration, comprehension and understanding of the World around us, as well as strengthening our bodies so that we can work well. We also have a full-time music department and music sessions twice a week are part of the curriculum.

11:00 – 12:20 Line time, then snack time and free play
Snack time and free play. There are two play areas and we rotate between the two areas. We take care of the gardens, plant seeds in designated areas and have a mud kitchen, so please wear old clothes!

At line-time we do one day of French and one of Zulu – this is conversational and lots of fun! We also have a full-time music department and music sessions twice a week are part of the curriculum.

12:30 – 13:00 Clean-up
Washing hands and gathering of belongings, then story-time. This time is essential to allow the children to relax, yet concentrate on a story and interact with the questions, leading to calm, fulfilled children.

13:00 Children to be fetched
Any children staying on may choose to have a nap, play within the classroom with guidance, eat their snack or go outside for free play, with guidance.

13:15 – 17:00 Aftercare
The children are able to rest, select actives in the classroom, eat their snack, or play outside – all done under guidance but uninterrupted so that the child may develop independence which assists in leading them on to a journey of self-discovery.

Included in the weekly curriculum: Clamber Club twice a week; music lessons twice a week, baking daily (a group of 4/5 children at one time) and Zulu and French classes during line-time.
Yoga and swimming are offered at an additional cost. Every activity is offered on the premises and under qualified supervision.