On first entering the Montessori school children are given the opportunity to develop important life skills which will allow them greater freedom in the classroom. They learn to manage their own clothes using dressing frames to practise buttons, zips and bows. They are also shown how to care for their classroom, using child-sized brushes and dusters. Developing practical skills - like pouring drinks from a jug and laying tables - and social skills with friends and teachers, enable them to feel capable, self-reliant members of the community. (back to Curriculum)