The Nest

Mother holding baby

This is a unique program offering families support and understanding of the newborn. Montessori stated that education should begin at birth.

While many new families attend classes about pregnancy and delivery, at ISMS we offer a program offering guidance from the moment of delivery and beyond.

The program delivery is varied depending on the needs of the respective families each term.  It is often hosted at ISMS over a few Saturday mornings. Individual family sessions, or a full day option, may be possible.   

Babies don’t arrive with a guide book and many new parents today don’t have a ‘village’ around them to help guide them along this new journey.  Even with the support of family and friends becoming a new parent or even a second time parent can be a steep learning curve.

What we hope to provide in this program is some guidance and information for parents/carers to find what fits their family best.  We aim to bring together like-minded families to start building the village that it takes to raise a child.

The curriculum includes:

  • Introduction to Montessori
  • Preparing the environment
  • The first two months of life
  • Physical care
  • Movement
  • Developing communication
  • Development of senses
  • Attachment and values of separation
  • Importance of the second parent
  • Preparation of the adult
  • Developmentally appropriate equipment and materials

Please email Infant Community Director, Sarah Breckenridge, at [email protected] if you’d like to know more about the program or are interested in attending The Nest.