Nature's Child Montessori

a hands on philosophy of learning using manipulatives to engage all the senses ~ Nature's Child Montessori Established 1998 ~
is situated on a little farm on the Key Peninsula, between Port Orchard
and Gig Harbor, in Washington State.

Operating as usual

Mobile uploads 12/26/2021

Mobile uploads


The words we choose, do matter. Being in nature is natural. It has its risks but they are far outweighed by the joys, the still moments, the discoveries, the connection , the feeling of being 'held' and being loved - things that truly shape us, nurture us ...grow us! I love this framing, this's simple...and invites knowing safety. It might take a bit of practice to swap these words over but I belive it's truly worth it.

Nature's Child Montessori updated their address. 09/25/2021

Nature's Child Montessori updated their address.

Nature's Child Montessori updated their address.


Cardboard Nature Play 🍁 so lovely!
Photo credit:

The Fewer Toys Children Have, The More They Play - Raised Good 03/12/2021

The Fewer Toys Children Have, The More They Play - Raised Good

The Fewer Toys Children Have, The More They Play - Raised Good We're lead to be believe that if a little is good, then more is better. But, the irony is when it comes to toys, the fewer kids have the more they play.


Nature Supply Co.

The perfect recipe!❀️


Wilder Child

Thank you Tanglewood Hollow for sharing πŸ’š



Nature is for all of us!


Mother Natured


Happy Easter

Guess what?... a group of baby bunnies is called a fluffle!

Clarifications since posted...
yes they are kits or kittens...
yes, they are a litter ...
and Yes! The collective noun for a group of baby bunnies is ...a fluffle!
Every one is correct!

Clarifications don't much make for fun short post though I added cute bunny heads.



Get the Kids Outside

love this! 02/10/2020

How To Make Fruit and Vegetable Bug Snacks Snacking is important for children since their smaller stomachs fill up fast and they burn energy quickly. Snacks between meals give their growing bodies the needed nutrients and hydration. According to studies, snacks contribute more than 20% of the daily energy intake of children. When younger, ch... 02/05/2020

It's science: Reading aloud to your kids makes them smarter and kinder The best thing is that it’s completely free, it takes just 10-15 minutes a day, and anyone can do it.


Crafty Morning

JOB CHART...great idea for the Kids! What do you think?

via --> Dayna Wilde


Soul Alchemy

Here's an Acorn Woodpecker admiring his stash in a granary tree in Sebastopol, California ~Lorraine Bruno


Key Peninsula News

The cute (but poisonous) rough-skinned newt.

An article by naturalist Chris Rurik, part of our new series exploring the creatures that live all around us. 11/18/2019

A 'Nature Hour' Should Be Part of the School Curriculum Every Day, Say the Wildlife Trusts The UK-based organization Wildlife Trusts is calling for every child in the UK to spend one hour outside in nature, every day, as part of the school curriculum. Their recommendation is based on a recent study commissioned by the organization in which researchers at the Institute of Education at UCL


Mother Natured


becoming minimalist


Chilly dragonfly waiting for summer to return



Highly magnified butterfly tongue


1000 Hours Outside

Permission to slow down πŸ’•


Family days. Tried & tested.

🐌 They’ve been asking if they can have a they have four πŸ‘Œ


Wilder Child


Indiana Children and Nature Network - ICAN




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Via Rain or Shine Mamma


World Economic Forum

From baby talk to brain training. Read more:


Wilder Child



Lakebay, WA

General information

Nature's Child Montessori enrolls children 3 years old and toilet trained to about 6-7 years old. Montessori tends to go by the child rather than a grade level label. Children are at different levels of abilities in different areas.
Maria Montessori's idea of the integrated age classroom shows the effects on learning and caring in the classroom. Older children learn leadership skills and younger children learn quickly from the modeling and observation of older children.
Caring for our environment, cleaning up after ourselves, learning good manners and how to work with others with respect is also part of our learning world.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 3am
Tuesday 9am - 3am
Wednesday 9am - 3am
Thursday 9am - 3am
Friday 9am - 3am

Other Elementary Schools in Lakebay (show all)
Evergreen Elementary School Evergreen Elementary School
1820 Key Peninsula Hwy S
Lakebay, 98349

Evergreen Elementary School located in Lakebay, WA is home to the Evergreen Eagles!