About The Montessori Nest

At The Montessori Nest, we use a method of education that is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play.

We accommodate children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years old. Our classrooms allow children to make creative choices in their learning. Montessori children work individually or in groups to explore and uncover knowledge of the world and to develop to their maximum potential.

The Montessori Nest is like a home away from home, where children are nurtured and guided by our supportive staff. We provide a safe, stimulating and child-centered educational environment that prepares your child for the real world.

In all areas of work, play and learning, The Montessori Nest meets the developmental needs of young children. We offer a place where your child can grow and develop holistically, at their own pace.

We aim to provide a solid foundation during these early years. Having gained the maximum benefit from their Montessori Pre-school education in all areas of development, the children are then fully prepared for Grade One, within the Montessori system or in the mainstream system.


The Montessori curriculum is different from a traditional classroom curriculum, which focuses on children learning the same thing, at the same time, in the same way. Montessori curriculum emphasizes learning as a process that cannot be determined by a child’s age. Instead, learning is a process that is determined by the rate at which a child can acquire one skill before moving on to another skill. At The Montessori Nest, we aim to provide vast exposure to various aspects of knowledge.





We offer aftercare for our pupils from 1pm to 5pm – perfect for working parents. Children enjoy some structured activities in the afternoons, such as arts and crafts, story time, snack time, and nap time for the younger children, as well as plenty of outdoor free play time.


At The Montessori Nest, we use a method of education that is based on hands-on learning and collaborative play. We offer a specially prepared learning environment designed to help develop practical life skills, motor skills and hand-eye co-ordination. We believe that by working with their hands, doing constructive work and by spending time outdoors and in nature, children are able to absorb and learn so much more.



Would you like to learn more about The Montessori Nest?

We’d love to have you to visit, explore our school, meet our staff and find out more about enrollment.


033 347 0093 | 082 822 8793


18 Athlone Road |Athlone | Pietermaritzburg | KwaZulu-Natal | 3201

The Montessori Nest accommodates children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years. Please contact us to discuss enrollment.

We are a member of the South African Montessori Association (SAMA).