Ideally laid out in a way that respects the Montessori method, the Helios childcare centre is comprised of 3 Nidos, a Communauté Enfantine and a Maison des Enfants. What’s more, the centre gives children the opportunity to develop their psychomotor skills, with a fitness suite specially designed for children between the ages of 2 and 4. On top of that, children also have access to an art room where they will be able to let their artistic side flourish. Despite the imposing size of the building, the single-storey childcare centre, with its own private garden and kitted out with top of the range psychomotor education equipment, offers a green environment with clear views out over the fields and the district of Cessange.
A child’s autonomy, everyday happiness, personal development and freedom are things that are important to us. We believe that each child has all the potential within them required for their development and that adults are there to enable this potential to blossom. It is essential to offer the child the opportunity to develop their various sensibilities within a framework suited to their psychological and physical needs, whilst at the same time working at their own pace and in accordance with their particular individual characteristics, whilst awakening them to the possibilities of social life.
The child must build its own personality and develop motor skills and intellectual faculties. This is why the teacher must have full trust in the child’s strengths, respect the child’s freedom of action, and prepare the required ambiance favourable for the child’s development. The teacher must be capable of observing each child’s different paces and know each child whilst showing both attentiveness and respect.
Freedom is not a pretext either for a hands-off approach or for letting things go. Corollaries of this are the concepts of independence, responsibility, determination and self-discipline. The child will have to learn not to impinge on others’ freedoms, thereby discovering the limits that his or her social environment imposes on him or her.
We respect the child in terms of his or her development and we never place him or her in a situation involving failure where he or she loses self-confidence. We also raise children’s awareness about the importance of taking care of themselves. Thus, through self-respect it is possible to respect others. One of our goals is to ensure that they are ready to accept society’s rules. To do this, we therefore take care generally to ensure respect for living beings, property, and the ambiance.
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