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Montessori nursery schools in Poland

Find the top Montessori nurseries and kindergartens in Poland

The Montessori teaching method took its name from the Italian doctor and scientist Maria Montessori. In the past, the education system was not focused on children’s most important needs.

Maria Montessori worked with children for over fifty years. She was a great teacher, anthropologist, and observer. The method created by her is based on an individual approach to each child. Today, there are nurseries, kindergartens, primary schools, junior high schools and high schools using Montessori's pedagogy to a lesser or greater extent.  continue reading...

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School  ( = Featured ) Grades Type Languages / Type
2 Przedszkole Baby City

ul. Zielona 42, Warszawa, 02-913
Nursery (2,5 years) to Gr. 0 Montessori
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
Reggio Emilia
English, Spanish
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
Reggio Emilia
2 English Montessori School Katowice

ul. J Gallusa 10, Katowice, 40-594
PS/Kindergarten (2,5 years) to Gr. 8 Montessori English, Polish
1 Warsaw Montessori Family

ul. Szwoleżerów 4, Warszawa, 00-464
Nursery (18 months) to Gr. 12 Diploma programme
International Baccalaureate
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
English, Polish
Diploma programme
International Baccalaureate
Polish Curriculum (Ministry of National Eduction, MEN)
0 Polski Ośrodek Edukacji Montessori
Henryka Pobożnego 1, Warszawa, 02-496
0 Montessori Elipsoida
W. Żeleńskiego 3, Warszawa, 02-403
0 Villa Montessori
Rycerska 8, Poznań, 60-346
0 Ala ma kota
ul. Żołny 63a, Warszawa, WARSZAWA, POLSKA
0 Szkoła Promitis
Wileńska 18 lok. U7, Warszawa, 03-416
0 Miejskie Przedszkole nr 14 z oddziałami integracyjnymi im. Marii Montessori
ul. Nawojowska 9, Nowy Sącz, 33-300
0 Montessori Neo School
Średniawskiego 27, Myślenice, 32-400
0 Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa i Gimnazjum 'Otwarte Drzwi'
Aleja Niepodległości 36, Poznań, 61-714
0 J. Addison School
2 Valleywood Drive, Markham, L3R 8H3
0 Montessori International School
Potockiej 38, Poznań, 60-211
0 Montessori Wesoła
Aleja Piłsudskiego 4d, Warszawa, 05-077

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In Poland, the first Montessori schools (kindergartens and primary education classes) were created in the 1990s in Lublin. Schools were then established in Poznań, Łódź, Katowice, Kraków, Warsaw, Jarosław and Przemyśl. Currently, they exist throughout the country (for instance, in Wrocław, Rzeszów or Gdańsk). There are now Montessori nursery schools in Warsaw, Kraków, Poznań, Wrocław, Łódź, Gdańsk, Szczecin, Bydgoszcz, Lublin, and Rzeszów.

What are the main principles of Maria Montessori's pedagogy?

According to Montessori, children learn through action, their own activity, and by developing skills. The role of teachers is to observe and not impose on children or interrupt their work. Child-teacher relations run on the basis of cooperation. Every child develops at their own pace and should only undertake the tasks which are suitable for them.

At a certain age, kids should learn about social rules, and participation in group activities gives them the opportunity to do so. This is also a good way to develop self-awareness.

The learning of concentration and order is possible thanks to focus on tasks of interest and importance. In the same way, children learn concentration. The Montessori approach assumes that children learn about the world through activities that are developmentally appropriate for them.

There are no rewards and punishments in Montessori schools and kindergartens in Poland. Children, from birth to six years, need to discover the world, and learn how to be independent and interact in a peer group. This is a popular approach to learning that can be used for children of many different ages. The role of the the teacher is to create a safe environment, so that the child can fully develop self-esteem, self-discipline, and self-confidence.

What do Poland Montessori nurseries look like?

Private nurseries and kindergartens which use the Montessori method differ from traditional nurseries. They are alternative institutions (similar in some ways to Waldorf nurseries).

What is the classroom like in Montessori nurseries and kindergartens in Poland? The environment is child-friendly, with furniture and other materials at the child’s level so that he or she can access them at all times. The space is divided so that the child can function independently and at the same time safely. It’s also divided into individual educational sections. For instance, in many Montessori nurseries in Poland, we can find:

In addition, in some Montessori nurseries (or what are sometimes “crèches”), children have access to an area where mattresses, ladders, and slides are located. And there may be an outdoor garden area where kids spend plenty of time.

The size of classes depends on various factors. Often, though, there are small groups of several children per teacher. The age of the child's admission to the nursery is determined individually by given schools. Many have children as young as 12 to 18 months of age, who are just beginning to walk and talk. In nurseries where the Montessori method is used, there are no traditional toys. There are, however, a lot of objects and materials aimed at the overall development of the child.

Why are Montessori nurseries in Poland a good choice?

Choosing the right nursery, preschool, or kindergarten will help ensure the proper development of your child. Every parent wants their child to go to a place where they will be surrounded with love and respect, and their skills will be appreciated and developed. The role of teachers and care-providers in Poland Montessori nurseries is to support the child in his natural pursuit of independent activities.

The choice of this type of nursery can certainly be a good one for your child. It can:

Nurseries using the Montessori method are places where each child’s individuality is respected. They tend to have teachers for whom the profession is a passion. Choosing this type of nursery, parents can expect education at the highest level and a friendly and creative atmosphere.

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