Laurels Montessori School

Why Choose Laurels Creche?

Our creche services offer home away from home. Laurels creche offers a warm, loving and caring environment. Every child is important and treated uniquely.  Babies are exposed to educative play, music, arts and craft. We follow up and give detailed report of each child’s growth process e.g. sitting to crawling, first steps, etc.

Learning goals for infants focus on movement skills, language development, developmental milestones, fine motor development, social skills etc. They are exposed to lots of hands-on materials which helps in different stages of development.

We nurture them through different developmental stages:
  1. Social and Emotional development e.g., how the child is able to play with other kids and his or her reaction to an adult. This is reflected in the baby’s face as he smiles to waving of hands.
  2. Speech and Language development e.g., from responding to words, use words to naming of objects
  3. Fine motor skill development – This is reflected in their ability to learn movement.
  4. Gross motor skill development e.g., sitting up.
AGE: Four (4) to Six (6) Months:

Babies start to move in much more purposeful ways at this age, which is also a very social age. Although babies develop at various rates, the following are possible milestones that your child might hit at this age:

  • Head is well-balanced.
  • Sits with support.
  • Back is rounded.
  • Naps two to three times a day, for one to three hours each (on average)
  • Starts sleeping longer at night (six to eight hours consistently)
  • Moves object from one hand to another
  • Grabs feet and toes when lying on back
  • Makes “swimming” motions with arms and legs when placed on abdomen
AGE: Seven (7) to Nine (9) Months:

At this age, a baby’s physical abilities are quickly developing. They first become mobile. Rolls easily from front to back and back to front. Other noticeable changes:

  • Sits leaning forward on hands at first and then without support.
  • Bounces to stand when supported. Gets on hands and feet and rocks back and forth.
  • May creep, scoot, crawl – backward first, then forward (some babies skip crawling!).
  • Hold an object in each hand.
  • Grasp an object with their thumb and finger.
AGE: Ten (10) to Twelve (12) Months:
  • Baby learns to drink from a cup and puts everything into their mouth
  • May Pull up to a standing position
  • Sit back down from standing position
  • Walks around holding onto furniture
  • May walk holding on to your finger or hand
  • May begin to take steps and walk on their own
  • Can receive and return a rolled ball
  • Can pick up food and small objects with fingers
  • Can feed self-finger foods
  • Can hold a bottle
  • Can turn pages in a book, often several at a time
  • Bangs objects together
  • Imitates scribble
  • May have four to six teeth by one year old
  • Able to sleep up to 12 hours at night without a feeding
AGE: Twelve (12) Months to One (1) Year-Six (6) Months:
  • Baby can hold an object with their thumb and finger.
  • Baby can hold an object with their thumb and finger.
  • Can run independently
  • Can pause, squat, and then stand up again.
  • Settles into a chair or little stool.
  • Drinks well from a cup
  • holds on when climbing stairs
  • Plays with push-and-pull toys
  • Can assemble structures out of blocks.
  • Overhand throws a ball
  • Dances to music
  • Assembles puzzles with two to three pieces
  • Uses a crayon or pencil to make Scribbles that may resemble a circle or a straight line
  • Mainly uses fingers to feed oneself
  • Starts feeding oneself with a spoon.
  • May be able to assist with getting dressed and undress simple clothing
  • First molars, or back teeth, erupt
  • May get 10 to 12 hours of sleep each night.

Our Programs

Here at LMS, children have the freedom to choose their work, follow their interests, and learn their way. Our Montessori curriculum, for ages 0-5, ensures we nurture brilliant, independent and confident learners.

The Montessori method of education involves children’s natural interests and activities rather than formal teaching methods.



Our expertly crafted  learning programs helps to build a child’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional proficiency.



Our pupils receive the first stage of academic learning, enabling them to be problem solvers, creative and innovative thinkers.