Play is the work of a child – Maria Montessori
At WillowBee we are continually striving to provide children with the best possible start in life through our educational program.
We believe in developing a program that is co-constructed by the children and our educators to implement meaningful and purposeful learning. Our program is a balance of both structured and planned experiences, with opportunities for open ended play.
We focus strongly on the children’s interests, family input and the social possibilities within all experiences. These develop into investigations in small or large groups that aim to promote the children’s thinking skills, together with their literacy and numeracy knowledge.
Alongside these investigations we focus on each individual child’s development and work closely with families to create goals for the children, drawing on their professional knowledge to implement ways to achieve certain milestones or a specific learning outcome.