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Our School

The Children’s House was established in 1996 by the Director, Lucy Barois; a fully qualified Nursery and Primary Montessori teacher, (birth to 11 years), holding a degree in Early Years Studies and Masters in Education Leadership and Management.  She has been teaching since 1985, in  countries around the world, including the establishment of a Montessori Preschool in Tonga, South Pacific, and in Vientiane, Lao PDR. Both these schools were set up with funds raised on her initiative.

All teachers employed in the Children’s House Seychelles, follow a carefully monitored training program tailored to fit the diverse needs of the children and families in this setting. 


Our Values


Treating everyone with patience, consideration and courtesy and encouraging the same in return.


 Being enthusiastic and celebrating individual and team achievements.


 Dedicating our energies to achieving excellence in everything we do.

Teaching & Learning

The Children’s House embraces the Montessori philosophy, prioritizing self-directed activity, hands-on learning, and collaborative play. Teachers meticulously observe each child to tailor plans according to their interests and needs, fostering individual, group, and teacher-led learning experiences. With classrooms catered to specific age ranges, from preschool to upper primary school, Maria Montessori's vision of a non-competitive environment is realized, promoting self-motivation and positive self-image. The curriculum seamlessly progresses from preschool to primary, with children utilizing specially designed Montessori materials closely aligned with the British National Curriculum, laying the groundwork for their future learning endeavors.

Our Philosophy

To create and sustain a safe, enriching environment that meets the needs of the children, insuring that the care and education provided facilitate an independent, co-operative and happy school community.

VISION: to provide a high standard of care and education that is committed to the Montessori principles.  These principles support the emotional, social and intellectual development of all children.  The school respects diversity in all its forms and encourages a community of equality and unity, initiating a pathway for lifelong learning.

MISSION: consistent open dialogue with honest communication between all partners, which will encourage independent enquiry and exploration.  Close partnership between home and school will inform the child’s development and learning by building on their strengths through progressive education and creating new opportunities for learning.


OBJECTIVES: to have a philosophy and awareness of unity through diversity with an equal, dynamic and happy environment policy. Address any needs or uncooperative situations immediately.

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