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Choosing a Pre-School or Montessori

Most young children are ready for more structured playgroup sessions at around three years of age. Sending your child to Pre/Play-school or Montessori is a big step towards independence, both for them and for you. However, don’t feel under pressure to send your child to a pre-school environment if you feel that they are not ready. Some children are independent creatures by nature whiles others are more timid and may take longer to become comfortable with the idea.

There are a number of different types of pre-school enviroments which you can consider for your child.

Whether you choose a Playschool of Montessori for your child, the following are some helpful tips to assist you in choosing the best care for your child:

The following are some questions you might ask:

Depending where you live there may be considerable demand for pre-school places. Make sure you enquire sufficiently early to ensure that you have secured a place when your child is ready to attend.