1 Shippi Close - DTD 168
East cantonments - Accra
Ghana - West Africa
Tel: +233-302772827/0577386539

About Us

Mission Statement:

The Little Explorers Montessori Plus School is a Bilingual (English-French) Educational Facility based on the Montessori Plus system striving to facilitate the physical, intellectual, linguistic, emotional and social development of its pupils to their full potential in the most stimulating and creative way, in an environment that promotes joy, respect and peace.

 

The Pupils

Little Explorers Montessori plus School is a multicultural co-educational nursery school catering for children from the age of 15 months to 6 years. Their educational progress and their welfare is the overriding consideration in all decisions of the School.

All levels are closely supervised by Faculty heads who ensure excellence in childcare, development and consistency in the environment.

The classes in the Montessori Plus system are divided in the following way:

The Blue Dolphins ( Infants must be walking)

(Approximately 1 year 3 months -2 years old).
There are 16 children with a Montessori Directress, a head teacher, 2 teacher assistants and a French coordinator. The program focuses on movement and exploration. We have a comprehensive toilet –training program, and work closely with our parents to ensure it is effective.

The Yellow Starfish

(Approximately 2 years - 2 years and 8 months).
There are 18 children with a Montessori Directress, a head teacher, 2 teacher assistants and a French coordinator. Socialisation and group co-operation enhances this movement oriented program.

The Purple Butterflies & Caterpillars/ Green Frogs & Tadpoles

(Approximately 4 years).
There are 22 children with a Montessori Directress, a head teacher, 3 teacher assistants and a French coordinator.

The Orange Lions, Cheetahs & Tigers

(Approximately 4 years - 6 years and 6months).
There are 16 children with a Montessori Directress, a head teacher and a French coordinator.

The Parents

Our parents have full access to their little ones during school hours.

Parental involvement in both curricular and extra-curricular activity is actively encouraged. Parents and Teachers support and collaborate with one another as partners in guiding pupils to reach their full potential at the different stages.

There are many areas of school life which would be impossible without the involvement of parents….. classroom activities, sports day and school tours. We never refuse your time --- indeed we will often ask for your help on both a regular and occasional basis. The Staff is most grateful for all the help received from parents.

A School monthly Newsletter is circulated using the children’s school-bag. This will update school information, list forthcoming events and activities in the school.

A parent Handbook is issued on enrollment to help our parents have further clarity in all areas of school life. When we hold special events such as shows, sports days and parental meetings we particularly look forward to seeing you.

All recyclable items such as empty containers, T-roll tubes, news papers, magazine, silver foil, etc… are very welcome and will help us in our art projects.

Our Teachers

Our Teachers are the school’s single most valuable and important asset.  The school is headed by two Montessorians (Montessori International Centre Diplomas in the Montessori Pedagogy.)

The other Directresses are currently studying to acquire the same diploma.

The Head Assistant Teachers and the Assistant Teachers are continually being trained in the Montessori pedagogy and school management (certificate courses are given weekly) to ensure that all are developing into teaching professionals.

The School does its utmost to make Little Explorers Montessori Plus School a happy, vibrant and contented place to work. All School staff is held in high esteem and with equal respect. Personal and professional development is encouraged. Teamwork is our hallmark.

School Hours:

The School gate is opened from 7.30 and the school hours are as follows:

  • Drop off time 7.30 a.m to 8.15 a.m
  • School starts at 8.15 a.m for 2 years and 8 months onwards and 8:30 a.m for younger children.
  • Pick-up time:

Dolphins: 12.00 p.m
Starfish : 12.15 p.m
Caterpillars and Tadpoles: 1.00 p.m
Butterflies and Frogs: 1.15 p.m
Lions, Cheetahs and Tigers: 1.30 p.m

After School Program (Long Day): 2.00 p.m - 3.30 p.m (School day, homework prep and extracurricular activities)

Security:

All members of Little Explorers staff MUST wear an I.D badge issued by the school at all times. Visitors MUST be signed in and will be given a visitors card to be worn during their time on our premises.

At the beginning of the child’s academic year, each family is awarded security passes.  The school will ONLY release the child to holders of these I.D. cards.

Further details on other security measures can be attained from the directors.

Food and Nutrition:

A nutritious snack (fruit, salad, sandwiches or hot meals) needs to be provided for each child from home. A refrigerator and a microwave are on the premises to ensure safe food handling. Please notify the school staff of any needed preparation.

Sweets, chocolate, fizzy drinks and crisps are not allowed.

THE SCHOOL IS NUT-FREE ZONE!, CHOCOLATE-FREE ZONE! AND SUGAR-FREE ZONE!

The children all cook weekly on the school premises as part of their holistic program.

 

Health and Safety

Paracetamol is the only medicine that will be orally administered to the child with the consent of the parent in emergency cases.  Arnica will also be applied in case of bumps. Parents are notified by phone of instances of injury or illness.

The School is currently a member of WARA (West African Rescue Association) which provides a paramedic service in case of serious accident.

A letter of parental consent will be issued upon admission.

Hygiene

All children should be provided with a change of clothing. Wipes, nappies and a suitable nappy rash cream daily.

Our Facilities - A prepared environment

The school grounds are picturesque and serene. Our gardens boast many varieties of plants and flowers which aid our study of nature.

There are definitive areas of learning indoors and outdoors that follow the Montessori belief that the outdoors can be as instructional as the classroom.

 

 

The following tasks are pursued outdoors daily;

  • Gardening
  • Role-Play
  • Structured games
  • Gross and Fine Motor skills
  • Sensory play
  • Music and Movement