- Wheelers Green Way, Thatcham, West Berkshire RG19 4YA, UK
Free Birds Montessori School is for the Early Years: 2 1/2 - 6. The Montessori Method is an alternative education system that focuses on the child’s own initiative and natural abilities. Child development is aided mainly through directed practical activities, where children are allowed to develop at their own pace. Educators of the Montessori field see the child as one who has an innate hunger for knowledge and thus set up a special environment that meets the needs of the students so as to encourage them to use their senses to explore and manipulate materials. The Montessori approach values the human spirit and development of the whole child – physical, social, emotional, and intellectual. The school has a spacious garden and is next to a public children's play area.