education - the Montessori method
This method of education has developed significantly over the years and
is now a major influence in the pre-school nursery system.
It allows children to express themselves both as individuals and as members
of a group.
Maria Montessori believed that all children are inherently intelligent
and that by developing their senses and directing their natural enthusiasm
achievements would abound.
Toad Hall aims to encourage each child to explore, in particular materials
and educational equipment.
They are allowed to work and progress at their own pace although they
should, after two years, be able to read and write.