The following schedule shows the work cycle that the children will be introduced to on a daily basis:
7.30 - 8.30am
Arrivals and supervised free play
8.30 - 11.00am
Reading time followed by the work cycle
11.00 - 12.30pm
Break time followed by supervised free play
12.30 - 1.00pm
Pick up time for half day children
1.00 - 17:30pm
Lunch time for full day children, followed by the aftercare program
The above schedule serves only as a very general guide, to allow parents to understand what their child will do during the day. Montessori school’s day programmes are not as regimented and are very flexible so as to vary with the day-to-day temperaments of the children. The key here is flexibility, which is essential when dealing with children.
“To provide each child with a better understanding of themselves and the world around them, to encourage them to give respect and love to all, and to provide them with the knowledge, insight and awareness to help develop them into a caring independent individual."