“The wider the range of possibilities we offer children, the more intense will be their motivations and the richer their experiences.” – Loris Malaguzzi
With the magnificent backdrop of the Magalies mountains, Mountain Cambridge Little School is an idylic and inspiring setting where every child is seen for the unique individual he or she is. Children are encouraged to be creative, curious and engage with their environment in a meaningful way. The nurturing environment of Mountain Cambridge Little School has a warm and strong sense of community led by dedicated and nurturing teachers.
We believe that the foundations of learning, values and character that are laid in the early years form a basis for all future learning and success. We love and nurture the children of our school, knowing that they are our future leaders, teachers, doctors and pillars of society. We honour their individuality by encouraging exploration and creativity. We embrace the Reggio Emilia philosophy of every child being a scientist and master of their learning. We provide opportunities for children to delve deeper into life experiences and formulate their own thinking. We encourage the development of lateral thinking by introducing valuable thinking skills in a concrete way.
Each child is recognised for his or her individual strengths and is given opportunities to explore his or her own passions. Through daily observations our teachers are able to record and document every child’s learning process and thus create an environment rich in learning opportunities.
Understanding that play is an integral part of early childhood development, we encourage play and offer lessons presented in a meaningful, well-prepared but playful way. Through engaging lessons that promote and develop perseverance, self-confidence and independence, Mountain Cambridge Little School helps develop children who are resilient, persistent and who have a love and zest for life.
Yours in education
Sally van Wyk