The Under 3s program is attended by the child with their carer or parents for one morning each week during the term time. Sessions are run on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday from 9.30 – 11.30 with a Nido session for children from birth to 15 months being held at varying times during the year.
Dr. Montessori referred to this stage as the period of the Absorbent Mind. She observed that children under the age of six absorb information without effort, through their everyday interactions with those around them and their environment. This important time of development provides the critical foundation of a child's character, learning, and growth.
Dr. Montessori referred to this stage as the Intellectual Period. She saw this time as a critical time for expansive education, giving the children lessons and questions to guide their explorations of culture, science, mathematics, language and social rules and morals.