"When children come into contact with nature, they reveal their strength"

 Dr. Maria Montessori



Playgroup is a place where your child can enjoy supervised play in a loving, caring and stimulating environment. 

Toddler Class

Our approach to learning and teaching is through child centred play and education. We have a fully equipped nursery together with elementary Montessori materials.

Pre-School Class

Your child is growing up fast and ready for a little more independence; our pre-school class will be the perfect place for them to learn and grow.

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About Us

The Field and Montessori Pre-School, established in 1992, is a well recognised, sought after Montessori Pre-School and is nestled in a beautiful, tranquil park in the heart of bustling Sandton. The Field and Study Montessori Pre-schools unique, nature-based setting and successful learning programme provides an ideal learning environment for young children.


Julia Gorham, Principal and founder of many early Montessori Pre-Schools, is an Educational Specialist, contributing writer to parenting magazines, founder of an award winning parenting website and has complied many teaching manuals. 


Julia Gorham together with her daughter, Gabby, are a dedicated mother and daughter team who share their passion for educating young children, giving them the best start in life! Together, they celebrate  each child’s unique qualities developing their sense of confidence and independence, instilling a love for learning.


Julia and Gabby 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.

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Transparent Classroom

We invite parents to join our Montessori Transparent Classroom for an incredible and memorable journey with us to observe their children’s on- going progress at our school!


Parents at our school make use of the Transparent Classroom app which can be used on their cellphones or on the web. As experienced educators, we have your children's educational, learning programme at our fingertips and use this programme to carefully plan and tailor make our lessons, record progress, and make observations of your child daily, ensuring that your child is right on track! We also add up to date weekly photographs of your children on the app. 

Our Montessori Transparent classroom is an excellent tool by allowing parents with “a window” into their child’s classroom and learning environment with our many faceted, hands-on stimulating Montessori activities and skills that your child has acquired and learnt or presently engaged in. Parents are regularly updated with their childrens on-going progress throughout the year.

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What Parents Think

"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."

Mpho Phalatse

Mayor of Johannesburg