“Whoever touches the life of the child, touches the most sensitive point of a whole which has roots in the most distant past and climbs towards the infinite future”


Our vision to foster individual learning and child development at an early stage through active, hands-on discovery and exploration is achieved by blending the Montessori, EYFS and the Nigerian curriculum.

At Cindy Oaks, we support your child every step of the way – providing an engaging, flexible and rich curriculum that is designed to inspire them. Built around extensive research, 21st-century technology, and developmentally appropriate instruction, we carefully introduce and reinforce the concepts of Math, Science, Language, Culture and Science, Practical Life – Me and the Environment, Music, Art, and health. We look forward to sharing this experience with your family and partnering with you on your child’s educational journey.



“One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child” —Maria Montessori

Montessori is an educational approach grounded in the belief that children learn best within an environment that respects and nurtures their individual unique potential. We attest that Children in a Montessori environment develop at their own pace through sequenced learning experiences provided in a carefully prepared classroom environment. Our mode of communication is English.

The priority of the Early Years Foundation Stage programme is a holistic approach to the care and education of children, and to their all-round emotional and physical development, taking into account their relationship with the world and people around them.

We have a carefully balanced schedule that comprises the Montessori, EYFS and the Nigerian curriculum to including the academic aspects below:

The education of even a small child, therefore, does not aim at preparing him for school, but for life. ” Dr Maria Montessori

  • General
  • Self-discipline and behaviour
  • Looking after oneself
  • Looking after the community: Building relationships/Social Interaction
  • Grace and Courtesy, Self-respect and self-confidence


Montessori Sensorial

He does it with his hands, by experience, first in play and then through work. The hands are the instruments of man’s intelligence” – Maria Montessori

  • Exploring Dimensions: Size, weight, height, area, volume
  • Visual, Tactile, Baric, Thermic, Auditory, Olfactory, Gustatory, and Stereognostic activities
“Not only does he create his language, but he shapes the organs that enable him to frame the words. He has to make the physical basis of every moment, all the elements of our intellect, everything the human being is blessed with.” (The Absorbent Mind, p. 22)

  • Oral Language: Vocabulary Training and Development: Phonemes, Phonograms, Graphemes
  • Language for communication and reasoning
  • Writing
  • Reading: Linking sounds with letters
  • Parts of Speech
  • Handwriting and Public Speaking
“If during this period of social interest and mental acuteness all possibilities of culture are offered to the child, to widen his outlook and ideas of the world, this organization will be formed and will develop; the amount of light a child has acquired in the moral field, and the lofty ideals he has formed, will be used for purposes of social organization at a later stage.” –Dr Montessori

  • Geography: Our Culture and beliefs
  • Geography: Sense of place, Studying seasons
  • History: Sense of Time, People in History
  • Zoology – Non living-things, Living things – Vertebrates
  • Botany: Seed, Trees, Roots, Leaves, Flowers
  • Information Technology and communication
  • Science: Exploring solutions, chemical reactions, Research and investigation
The child in the postnatal (or psychological) period of his embryonic life, absorbs from the world about him the distinctive patterns to which the social life of his group conforms….He absorbs in short, the mathematical part…..the little child’s need for order is one of the most powerful incentives to dominate his early life.” – Dr Montessori

  • Shape, space and measures
  • Figures as Quantities and symbols
  • Counting and Numeracy
  • The decimal System
  • The Four Operations: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division
  • Teens, Tens and Hundreds
  • Mathematical facts
Physical development is closely linked to other types of development as well. A child’s brain is developing, growing and changing every day that is physical development, but it is tied to other skills that he develops, including motor skills (like how coordinated he is) and eventually reasoning and problem-solving skills. Physical development is critical for children.

  • Movement
  • Health and care for the body
  • Sports
  • Use of tools and building materials
“Supposing I said there was a planet without schools or teachers, study was unknown, and yet the inhabitants – doing nothing but living and walking about came to know all things, to carry in their minds the whole of learning: Would you not think I was romancing? Well just this, which seems so fanciful as to be nothing but the invention of a fertile imagination, is a reality. It is the child’s way of learning. This is the path he follows. He learns everything without knowing he is learning it, and in doing so passes little from the unconscious to the conscious, treading always in the paths of joy and love.”  Dr Maria Montessori

  • Art and Craft
  • Exploring media resources and materials
  • Music
  • Imagination
  • Response to learning.
  • Communication and Expression