MONTESSORI MANDARIN CLOUD CLASSROOM
A Global Montessori Parent-Child Cloud-Class | Difficulties are Always Our Stepping Stones
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Montessori Mandarin Cloud Classrooms provide the opportunity for children to learn anywhere. At the Beginner level children learn interactively alongside their parents. These are Teacher-Child-Parent interactive e-classes.
Activities are half adult led, and half the children's self-chosen activities, including repeatable activities and resources at home, to support children's independent thinking and learning in Chinese/Mandarin, and to cultivate children's independence. The cloud classes are carefully prepared to support independence in thought and action. Mandarin social interactions naturally occur around the practicalities of community living. Mutual respect, self-discipline and concentration arise spontaneously in an atmosphere of freedom, in a place and time where there are interesting things to do.
2021-2022 TERM DATES
5 September – 18 December 2021 (12 weeks +1 Christmas Chinese Celebration)
Closed: 25 – 31 October (school holidays)
2 January – 2 April 2022 (12 weeks)
Closed: 13 February – 19 February (school holidays)
24 April – 23 July 2022 (12 weeks)
Closed: 29 May – 4 Jun (school holidays)
Sometimes it might take around 3-6 months for a space to become available so we recommend joining the waiting list as soon as possible. Then we will contact you when there is a space.
Once there is a space in a class for you, you will sign up for a specific day and attend on this day once a week for 1 hour. Each child is to be accompanied by one adult/carer. Twins or siblings may come with one adult/carer.
All sessions are offered in Mandarin–circle time. Each session includes Mandarin rhymes and songs.
English and other non-Chinese speaking children are very welcome–a great opportunity for your child to be introduced to Mandarin. The qualified Montessori Mandarin teacher also speaks English but uses her/his Mandarin with the children.
There are 8-15 toddlers in each cloud-classroom.
Younger siblings may come along but pay for a space once they are 12 months old. Half price for the child between 12-18 months
If your child is sick or you are unable to attend, you may book in for a make-up class. Only one make-up class is allowed per child per level.
Free cancellation before 4 weeks of the beginning of the course. If you cancel before 2 weeks of the beginning of the course, a cancellation fee of £30 will be charged to cover administration costs. Cancellation within 2 weeks before the beginning of the course are non-refundable.