Teaching Philosophy & Curriculum

​"He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and dance". 
Friedrich Nietzsche

Teaching Philosophy (Montessori Method & Reggio Emilia Approach)

Our playgroup's teaching philosophy is inspired by the Montessori Method and Reggio Emilia Approach. Since every child is different, teaching methods are adapated to provide a comprehensive and tailor made program for your child.  We believe that an open communication between the parents and the teacher is key in the learning process. Only like this will the children reach their full potential. 


Some principles driving our programme

  • Children must be able to learn at their own rhythm

  • Chidren learn a lot through their senses

  • Children understand themselves and their place in the world through their interactions with others 

  • Children are communicators

  • The environment is the third teacher

  • The Hundred Languages of Children: different ways to show their understanding and express their thoughts and creativity





Main areas covered in both the French and English programs include:

  • Mobiliser le langage dans toutes ses dimensions.  Communication, Language and Literacy

  • Explorer le monde. Knowledge and Understanding of the World

  • Agir, s’exprimer, comprendre à travers l’activité physique. Physical Development

  • Construire les premiers outils pour structurer sa pensée, Knowledge and Understanding of the World + Problem Solving, Resoning and Numeracy

  • Agir, s’exprimer, comprendre à travers les activités artistiques Creative Development

Other areas include:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development



THe French System


  • Toute Petite Section (2-3 years old)

  • Petite Section (3-4 years old)

  • Moyenne Section (4-5 years old)

  • Grande Section (5-6 years old)

l’Education Nationale & Early Years Foundation Stage comparison

The English System 


  • Nursery (3 months-4 years old)

  • Reception (4-5 years old)

  • Year 1 (5-6 years old)