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About Us

Montessori is an education philosophy that can apply to children of any age. From its humble beginnings more than 100 years ago as a single schoolroom for a group of underprivileged children in Rome, Italy, Montessori education has taken a firm foothold on the education landscape.

Welcome to the Rainbow Montessori Kindergarten Phuket! 

We’d love to introduce you and your family to the difference a Montessori education can make in their (and your) lives. Please don’t hesitate to come by and see for yourself. I’d love to meet you, so feel free to reach out and book a tour or observation today! Thank you for your interest in our school!

Our Story

Rainbow Montessori Kindergarten Phuket was established in the fall of 2022 as many were searching for a Montessori school that followed the philosophy laid down by Dr. Maria Montessori in its entirety.
The dream of providing a truly authentic Montessori environment led to sow a seed in the form of a preschool group of 5 children aged 1 1/2–7 years. An experienced and trained 3-6 Kindergarten teacher and a gorgeous nursery teacher, as well as a very motivated Assistant and a Cook completed the starting team. The school British and Canadian school owners had found a nice clean premise in central Phuket just opposite King Power at Chaofa Villa 2. In only 3 weeks with word-to-mouth promotion, the kindergarten grew to over 20 international and Thai students. A 2-day team building and Montessori training for all staff and team members were arranged with the President of the Montessori Association Thailand Kannekar Butt at the International Montessori Academy, Krabi. A super-motivated team is now encouraged to bring back Authentic Montessori to Phuket.

Our facility at Phuket Chaofa Villa 2 welcomes pre-primary (18 mo – 3 yrs) and primary students (3 yrs – 6yrs), who enjoy the fully equipped Montessori classrooms that meet diverse student needs, playground, and quiet location. Many additional garden areas and playgrounds can be explored by the children safely.

Philosophy & Mission

To encourage the development of the whole child by providing a comprehensive Montessori education, cultivating independent thought and foundational skills as well as awareness of their environment; empathy for others; social ease and confidence.

Helping Your Child Explore, Grow, & Learn

“Help me to help myself.”

While observing the children in her care, Montessori found that children thrived when they were given the tools to succeed by themselves. She found that when they were allowed to work independently, they became more self-reliant and more self-motivated. That is why she advocated for child-size tools and equipment that kids can easily manipulate by themselves.

“To give a child liberty is not to abandon him to himself.”

Many people falsely believe that Montessori education is about giving kids too much freedom, letting them do whatever they want. Nothing could be further from the truth. “Freedom within a structure” is one of the key principles that underpin the Montessori method. What this means for parenting is that your child needs a structure within which to act.

“As soon as children find something that interests them, they lose their instability and learn to concentrate.”

After years of observing many children in different settings, Montessori found that the more kids were interested in what they were doing, the more likely they were to show focus.

We now know that a child’s interest is a decisive factor that determines their behavior. It determines their concentration, their self-motivation, and even what they remember or fail to remember.

“The child builds his inmost self out of the deeply held impressions he receives.”

If you show your child that you believe they can succeed, they will believe you. If you show them that you believe they can’t, they will believe that, too. As editor and writer, Peggy O’Mara noted, “The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.”

Montessori believed that how we perceive our children influences their sense of self. She said that a child needs to feel like they matter and that it is our role to ensure that they do.

“Imitation is the first instinct of the awakening mind.”

Like many other education philosophers, Montessori believed that children learned best when they were active observers and when they had opportunities to put into practice what they learned.

What We Offer

Curicculum

The Australian National Montessori Curriculum offers children five key areas of study: Practical Life, Sensorial, Mathematics, Language, and Culture. Each learning area is made up of a set of Montessori materials that each teach one key knowledge area or skill. Through repetition and practice, children develop a foundational understanding of each material and master the core competencies within each curriculum area.

Learning Program 0-3

Learning Program 3-6

Digital Resources

Programs

Ages 1.5-3

Following the Aid to Life ideas and curriculum, we are supporting the natural development of children.

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Curriculum 0-3

Ages 3-7

The scope and sequence of the Montessori Children’s House curriculum are embodied in the sets of materials displayed on open shelves at the children’s level in the Children’s House and in the sequence in which these materials are typically presented to the children. The resources and activities in the Children’s House are organized into four main areas:

  • the exercises of practical life

  • the exercises of the senses

  • language

  • mathematics.

Also incorporated into these areas are resources and activities that introduce children to visual arts, music, physical education, science, geography, and history.
(source: Montessori Australia)

Curriculum 3-6

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What Maria Montessori says to Parents

To give our children a fine start in life we must see that their surroundings satisfy their need for activity and development, remembering at the same time that our own part is not that of instructor and interferer but of helper.

Children develop their brains as well as their bodies through movement, and in the process of concentration, self-discipline, and perseverance with an active interest, the foundations of character are laid. 

A child’s needs are simple, and a happy childhood needs only simple surroundings.

In our schools we give the children small chairs and tables, so that they may move as masters in their own world instead of wrestling continually with awkward objects in a world specially created for grown-ups. 

So many childish activities seem trivial to grown-ups, but a child’s concentration is not a trivial thing. Break that often enough and he will suffer all his life.

When a child shows an interest in anything about the house let him have it if you possibly can and perhaps it will keep him occupied for hours; then, once he has exhausted its interest as likely as not he will never ask for it again.