The Trials and Tribulations of the Early Years Foundation Stage

By Barbara Isaacs, January 2021 What a lot of learning the early years workforce has done since the introduction of the first nursery voucher scheme 1995! It was designed to contribute to the cost of nursery education of 4-year-olds and later 3 and 2-year-olds.  And was followed with a raft of regulation and guidance designed … Continue reading The Trials and Tribulations of the Early Years Foundation Stage

Freedom

By Barbara Isaacs The next three chapters of our Book Club reading all relate to Freedom and what it looks like in a Montessori classroom: Biological Concept of `FreedomFreedom in the School Environment, Didactic Material and TeacherHow to Give a Lesson as Compared with Other Methods When I started reading, I was curious, and wondered: … Continue reading Freedom

Interacting or Interfering? Challenges of Montessori Practice

By Antonella Cirillo and Barbara Isaacs In this week’s Conversation with Antonella Cirillo, which we will share at our webinar on Tuesday 9 November at 19.00 (UTC), we are exploring the challenges to our Montessori practice, focusing on why and how we engage with young children and when we choose to interact and when to … Continue reading Interacting or Interfering? Challenges of Montessori Practice