TODLER PHASE
ADDRESS:
245 Glover Avenue
Lyttelton AH
Centurion
Pretoria, 
South Africa

TEL:

012-664-2944

 

FAX:

012-664-6681

 

e-mail addresses:

 
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Village Montessori Toddler Phase:
“ The greatness of the human personality begins at the hour of birth.”
Maria Montessori
Birth to Three:
8 to 18 months: Sitters, Standers and Explorers
18 months to 24 months: Movers, Shakers and Players
24 months to 36 months: Walkers, Talkers and Pretenders
Children learn through doing, imaging and discovering for themselves.
It is the discovery and exploration of the senses.
Cognitive Development is about the equilibrium of holistic development and the way the child explores, makes connections and communicates their new discovery.
The toddler child needs to be seen as an active learner.
The toddler child will be encouraged to develop ideas, thinking, intelligence, imagination, creativity, concentration, attention, memory, schemas and language development.
The toddler child will be developing and strengthening their Gross Motor
Skills, Fine Motor Skills, Spatial Orientation, Music, Movement, Art,
Emotional, Social and Cognitive Skills through various activities, songs, games, rhythms and play.
The Learning Areas also include Practical Life, Knowledge and Understanding of the World, Language and Math Development.

 

 

Village Montessori Toddler Phase Times:

 

 

 

Morning Care

Toddler, Pre-school, Primary and High School

07:00

School Starts

Toddler, Pre-school, Primary and High School

07:45

School Closes

Toddler

12:30

 

Pre-school

12:30

 

Junior Primary

13:00

 

Senior Primary

13:30

13:00 (on Fridays)

 

High School

15:00

13:00 (on Fridays)

Aftercare

Toddler, Pre-School, Primary & High School

Until 17:30

Meals provided

Toddler

Breakfast, Snack & Lunch

 

Pre-school

Snack & Lunch

 

Primary & High School

Cooked Lunch can be ordered at a reasonable cost.

 

“ The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.”

Plato 427-347BC

 

Toddler Phase School Fee Structure for 2018

 

Enrolling a child at VMS represents a significant financial investment for the average family. Our families are very special people who recognize and appreciate that an investment in education truly pays the best dividends.

Our fees are calculated as one child’s share of the annual operational expenses, therefore it is essential that our annual income be assured by the timely payment of fees by parents.

 

Registration Fee:  R500.00

Fee per Month:     R2750.00 for full day

 

Banking Details:

 

Nedbank Centurion

Branch no: 162-145

Account no: 1621 138 658

Cheque (Current) account

 

Name: Village Montessori School

 

Please use child’s name and surname as a reference.

Proof of payment can be e-mailed to: daleen@villagemontessorischool.co.za

 
VMS Toddler Phase Disciplinary Policy:
Maria Montessori developed the concept of “normalisation” to describe the process by which each child acquires certain personality characteristics that lead to success in the classroom and throughout life. A “normalised” child will love learning, be kind to others, develop concentration and good work habits and become independent.

Our goal is to create and maintain an environment in which each child can successfully reach this level of normalisation. Many discipline problems can be avoided by the following proactive strategies practised in every VMS classroom.

Basic rules are explained to the children. They are reminded if they break the rule for the first time. The teacher will demonstrate the correct way to act or do. The child will be gently removed if they are hurting others.
Discussions are vital with the parents. The parents will be informed and the children will be assisted in the most loving manner. The Principal will talk to the child/parent if needed. Intervention from an
Educational psychologist may be suggested to support the needs of the child. It is important that the parents understand the Montessori Philosophy and apply the same philosophy of discipline at home. This is most beneficial for the holistic development of the child.

 
Village Montessori Toddler Phase Requirements:
All the requirements must be brought to school in the first week of school, in a plastic bag, clearly labeled.
All your child’s clothing and belongings need to be clearly labeled.
· A small school bag which your child can pull/carry and open themselves. It must be clearly labeled.
· Two dark colour face cloths with loops attached, clearly marked with the child’s name.
· Hair brush/comb; clearly labeled
· A plastic Art apron
· Three sets of a full change of clothing (according to the season)
· A plastic bag (in case of emergencies for toilet accidents)
· A sun-hat is compulsory; clearly labeled which will stay at school.
· A blanket for nap time clearly labeled
· A pillow for nap time, clearly labeled
· Sunblock
· 1x soft tissues
· 1x Dettol Hand Wash
· A 92 page A5 hardcover book
· A 20 page Flip File
· A4 Plastic pouch with press stud for notices/messages/art work
· 2x Pritt
· 1x ponal glue
· Water bottle
· Children who are not potty trained will need a daily supply of nappies, barrier cream/powder and wetwipes
· Children need to be dressed comfortably for the activities of the day.
· Tights must be worn under skirts/dresses.
· No high heels or jewelry is allowed.
· No make-up or fancy dress or character costumes/t-shirts may be worn at VMS. Eg. Superman

 


VMS FOOD AND NUTRITION POLICY:


RATIONALE


There is now clear evidence that a wide variety of colourants, preservatives and additives in food may be harmful, especially to children. Food containing
these substances are not allowed at school. Due to the fact that controlling sharing is very difficult, the School has a strict food and nutrition policy. Food containing these substances is not allowed at school.


NOT ALLOWED:
E621 MSG Flavour Enhancer, E622 Monosodium glutamate, E102 Tartrazine, E129 Allura red, E133 Brilliant Blue, E951 Aspartame, E220 Sulphur Dioxide
These are found in some chips, cool drinks, Fizzy drinks, chocolates, sweets, marshmallows, Niknaks, Fizzers, Jelly Tots, frozen and fast foods, soups and stock.
SUGGESTED TREATS for Birthdays:
Lays Chips (Lightly salted)
Popcorn (Homemade)
Kit Kat, Aero, Milo Bars
Muffins, Cupcakes (Vanilla or Chocolate icing)
Marshmallows (Only White)
The School is a NUT-FREE Zone due to allergies.
Please ask a Teacher or the Principal if you are not sure.

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE OR DOWNLOAD OUR FULL 2019 TODLER PHASE BROCHURE
ADDRESS:
245 Glover Avenue
Lyttelton AH
Centurion
Pretoria, 
South Africa

TEL:

012-664-2944

 

FAX:

012-664-6681

 

e-mail addresses: