Stay and Play

Montessori-inspired Stay and Play

0-6 years  FULLY BOOKED OCTOBER & NOVEMBER

Last Saturday of the month @ Do It Like A Mother HQ

Stay and play with us in our wonderfully calm and relaxed environment. Your child will have freedom to play with our beautiful wooden toys and Montessori materials while you sit back with a cuppa and enjoy some peace and quiet.

Our inspiring and experienced teacher, Emma, will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about the Montessori method, developmental expectations of children from birth to age 6, home education as well as mainstream education and conscious parenting styles.

Drop in to us at any time between 10am-12pm, stay as long as you like, and enjoy as much tea and coffee as you like.

The last Saturday of every month

@ Do It Like a Mother Hq, Westcliff-on-Sea

Fledglings

Montessori-based class for preschoolers

2.5-6 years

Tuesdays 11:00am @ West Leigh Baptist Church

Fledglings is a 1 hour Montessori-inspired free play session led by Emma: parental guide, toddler specialist and qualified teacher.

A calming developmental play session for preschoolers aged 2.5-6 years, designed specifically to promote independence, discover and learn early maths skills and phonics through play.

🗣 Phonics play and language skills
🔺 Early mathematics
🌻 Biology for kids
🌍 Learn about the world
❤️ Sensory play
👀 Real life equipment to freely explore
🍏 Prepare a snack and drink independently
🧸 Beautiful wooden toys, books and Montessori materials
🧠 Activities specially selected for cognitive development
🧒🏽 Gain independence through practical life activities

For you: Sit back, enjoy a few minutes peace and chat with likeminded parents.

Age range: Between ages 2.5-6 years

Tuesdays in term time, 11:00am-12:00pm @ West Leigh Baptist Church

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Nestlings

Montessori-based class for toddlers

(1-2.5 years)

Tuesdays 9:45am @ West Leigh Baptist Church

Thursdays 1:40pm @ Leigh Community Centre

Hey little Nestling, come in and explore with Montysaurus!

Nestlings is a 50 minute Montessori-inspired free play session led by Emma: parental guide, toddler specialist and qualified teacher.

Nestlings is designed to be a beautifully calm Montessori-style environment where toddlers can freely explore, designed specifically to promote independence, tap into your toddler's natural sense of curiosity, build on their cognition and, basically, live their best lives. We also want to empower parents with the knowledge and tools to know that they are connecting with their child in the best way they can. 

Emma creates a welcoming and safe environment for you to be around like-minded parents, chat about parenting styles and give you play ideas and ways to deepen that bond with your child, as well as promoting independence and boosting cognitive development. Nestlings is more than just a toddler group.

🌍 Learn about the world
❤️ Sensory play
👀 Real life equipment to freely explore
🍏 Prepare a snack and drink independently
🗣 Promoting language development and early mathematics skills
🧸 Beautiful wooden toys, books and Montessori materials
🧠 Activities specially selected for cognitive development
👶🏽 Gain independence through practical life activities

For you: Sit back, enjoy a few minutes peace and chat with likeminded parents.

Age range: Between ages 1-2.5 years

Tuesdays in term time, 9:45-10:45am @ West Leigh Baptist Church

Thursdays in term time, 1:40-2:30pm @ Leigh Community Centre

Hatchlings FULLY BOOKED

Montessori-based class for babies

(4-12 months)

Tuesdays 1:45pm @ West Leigh Baptist Church

SENSORY PLAY WITH A MONTESSORI VIBE

Hey little hatchling, come and discover with Montysaurus!

Hatchlings is a weekly developmental play class for parents and babies aged 4-12 months designed and led by qualified teacher and child development and Montessori specialist, Emma.

We create a calming yet stimulating environment for parents and babies alike. This class is a wonderful follow on from our 5 week course Baby Play.

 

Each week your baby will be able to freely explore our beautiful range of wooden toys and Montessori materials, carefully selected to nurture your baby’s rapidly developing cognition and encourage movement for learning, whilst you sit back and enjoy some parenting solidarity with a cuppa.

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Emma will introduce a weekly topic of discussion, teaching you about your baby’s development and Montessori.

🧠 Foster concentration (because babies that concentrate become toddlers that play independently)
🤩Stimulating but not overwhelming
🧸 Learn which toys are great for your child’s development
🌎 Montessori materials
🍃 Heuristic play
✅ Easy to replicate play ideas for home
❤️ Community and solidarity
☕️ Refreshments

Age range: 4-12 months

Tuesdays in term time, 1:45pm-2:45pm @ West Leigh Baptist Church

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Baby Play

Developmental Play Course for Parents and Babies

(0-6 months) LIMITED SPACES

Thursdays 12:30pm @ Leigh Community Centre

SENSORY PLAY FOR BABIES WITH A MONTESSORI VIBE

Baby Play is a brand new 5 week course for parents and babies aged 0-6 months, designed and led by Emma: parental guide, Montessori specialist and qualified teacher.

This course aims to teach you all there is to know about your baby's brain, movement and sensory development whilst getting a taste for the Montessori baby materials and toys, specially selected to nurture your baby's natural will to discover.

YOU’LL LEARN:
✅ Why some toys actually interfere with your child’s ability to learn and how it impacts them for years to come
✅ How to choose toys and materials that suit your baby’s age and stage of development 
✅ How to recognise and avoid overstimulation
✅ Why marketing is responsible for the many plastic, noisy, flashy toys that take over our homes
✅ What Montessori is and how it will benefit your child as they grow
✅ How your baby’s brain and body grow and develop 
✅ What you can do to give your child the best possible start in life 

EACH ONE HOUR SESSION INCLUDES:
🧸Carefully curated selection of beautiful wooden toys and Montessori materials
🧠Hand-chosen materials to support your baby's cognitive development
📝Weekly training on baby's cognitive, motor and sensorial development
🏡Practical tips and ideas on how you can replicate at home.
👁Space to nurture their natural ability to concentrate (because babies that concentrate become children that can play independently)!
😌A calming atmosphere
❤️A welcoming and safe space to share with likeminded parents.
☕️Refreshments

COURSE CONTENT

  • Week one: How does my baby’s brain develop? Teaching you all there is to know about how your baby's brain grows and changes in the first 6 months of life and what you can do to nurture their rapidly growing brain.

  • Week two: How does my baby’s body develop? Learn about how your baby's body grows and develops over time and how you can encourage the natural development of the body.

  • Week three: What toys support my baby’s development and what toys do not? Find out about the difference between mainstream baby toys and Montessori materials, how to spot good toys that will aid development and how to avoid being sucked in by marketing.

  • Week four: How can I support my baby’s communication? Teaching you how to communicate with your baby from birth and understand their cries. Learn about consent from birth, responsive and respectful parenting.

  • Week five: What happens next? Learn about how to continue to fostering curiosity in your baby, an overview of child-led weaning, preparing for crawling and walking and creating a play space for baby.

 

Suitable for parents and babies aged 0-6 months.