Alma Park Nursery
Who was Montessori?
Dr Maria Montessori was born in 1870; she became the first female medical graduate of Rome University, and became a director of a school for children with special educational needs. Here she observed the way in which children learnt best. A few years later she opened the first school for children from the slums of Rome in 1907; this is where she devised her teaching method, from the observations and discoveries of child development she realised children required an environment that supported their interests and development stage.