Preeti Patel is Head of Education for Montessori Centre International (MCI) – one of the UK’s leading providers of Montessori training. After fifteen years practice in a Montessori day-care nursery as Nursery Manager and an Early Years Educator, she took on the role of Academic Placement Tutor and is now Head of Education.
Preeti holds a BA (Hons) Degree, Montessori International Diploma and an Early Years Teacher Status.
In this second interview with Preeti, we discuss the often mentioned ‘learning through play’ in the Early Years and what that means, especially within the Montessori approach. Preeti explains how routines should be flexible and allow children to really get involved in their play, to explore and extend, and how that can include taking part in real life activities, such as passing out snack or clearing up after a meal.
We go on to discuss how the Montessori approach has evolved to be just as relevant today as ever and the different ways you may see this in a Montessori setting. We finish by discussing the Montessori philosophy and the brand new Montessori Network, which is a great way to find out about events, webinars, news and discounts.
Montessori Network: https://montessori-group.com/network/
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