Giving your child the best start in life
31 years of educational excellence
At our Montessori School nestled in a lush park surrounded by nature, we believe that the natural world is an invaluable classroom that nurtures the holistic development of children. Our philosophy is grounded in the principles of Maria Montessori's educational approach, enriched by the abundant opportunities for exploration and discovery that the natural environment provides. We view the park as an extension of our classroom, an awe-inspiring setting that ignites children's curiosity, fosters their sense of wonder, and inspires a lifelong love for the natural world.
What We Offer
Our Toddler Programme offers children from 16 months to 3 years a unique and happy start to school and ensures self-development in a loving, warm atmosphere of special understanding and support taking into account their individual needs. Monti-Playgroup is also available for part-time children.
The 3-5 year old goes through an intense period of change, including the transition to cooperative play and more complex social interactions, a language explosion leading to beginning skills in writing and reading, the emergence of number sense and the foundations of math, and great changes in physical development.
The Field and Study Montessori offers a fun and stimulating holiday programme. Our holiday programme includes arts and crafts, sensory activities, gross motor activities, bike time, nature walks, playing in the park, circle time and much more! Holiday Club is offered during the April, August and September holidays.
We emphasise the importance of fostering a deep connection with nature in our students. We believe that nature is not only a source of learning but also a teacher in itself. Our students are encouraged to observe, interact, and care for the natural world around them. Through activities such as gardening, nature walks, and animal observations, children develop a sense of respect, awe, and appreciation for the environment. We believe that this connection with nature nurtures their sense of stewardship and fosters a lifelong commitment to environmental sustainability.
What the Parents say:
"Teacher Julia and Teacher Gabby. What a dynamic duo you are. We are blessed to be able to leave our precious ones in your capable care. May you be blessed beyond measure."
Mayor of JHB
"I cannot express just how supported I have felt every single day, through every single stage of my sons developmental journey – the school also guiding one to apply key principles at home to encourage the child with consistent messages, principles & developmental philosophy’s. My son’s confidence, social/inter-personal skills, discipline, not to mention significant growth seen with his numbers and overall cognitive abilities"
“If you are considering a Montessori approach, yet with awareness of preparing children for schooling in a traditional environment, I recommend a visit to this school. May you be as pleasantly surprised as we were, by attention to detail and a sincere wish to make a positive difference for every child."
The Field and Montessori Pre-School, established in 1992, is a well recognised and sought after Montessori Pre-School and is nestled in a beautiful, tranquil park in the heart of bustling Sandton. We are a Mother and Daughter team sharing our passion for educating young children giving them the best start in life! We will celebrate your child’s unique qualities and develop their sense of confidence and independence.
We believe that working together as a parent, child, teacher partnership is a vital component to ensure your child receives the best attention at all times
The Importance of Nature
We recognize that each child is a unique individual with their own strengths, interests, and pace of development. Our Montessori approach focuses on providing child-centric education, where children are encouraged to explore, discover, and learn at their own pace. We believe that nature is the perfect environment for children to engage in self-directed learning, as it offers a diverse array of stimuli for their senses, promotes creativity, and encourages independent thinking.
Our Montessori School in the park promotes hands-on learning experiences that allow children to engage with the natural environment in meaningful ways. Children have opportunities to engage in sensory-rich activities, such as planting and harvesting vegetables, observing insects, and exploring different textures and materials found in nature. These experiences provide opportunities for children to develop their fine and gross motor skills, creativity, and problem-solving abilities, while also fostering a deep appreciation for the beauty and complexity of the natural world.
We believe in nurturing the holistic development of children, encompassing their physical, cognitive, social, and emotional well-being. Nature provides a holistic learning environment that supports children's development in all these areas. Outdoor play, physical activities, and exploration in nature help children develop their gross motor skills, strengthen their immune systems, and promote their overall health and well-being. The natural world also serves as a canvas for cognitive development, as children engage in scientific inquiries, mathematical explorations, and language-rich experiences. Moreover, the park setting offers ample opportunities for social interactions, cooperative play, and the development of empathy and social skills. The serene and peaceful ambiance of nature also nurtures emotional well-being, fostering a sense of calm, resilience, and self-regulation.