3-6 years


Teach me to do it alone

A morning in 3-6

The partnership between the teaching team and the parents is essential to promote a quality welcome for the child who will spend a part of their day at Les Colibris. Together, we will meet the needs of each child, according to their age, and thus offer them elements of physical and emotional security, and elements of socialization.

Your child is at the age where he or she becomes aware of himself or herself. We help them become independent, enrich their sensory perceptions, refine their hand skills, explore language, prepare for writing, reading, mathematics and raise their awareness of culture. In this way, he or she builds the foundations for his intellectual and academic development.


We have carefully prepared the environment (the classroom) to create the best conditions for your child to build and develop harmoniously, physically, intellectually, psychologically, emotionally and socially. Your child is cared for individually, in a privileged way and at his or her own pace.

Discover the morning of a 4-year-old child in the second year of the 3-6 year cycle:

 Goals of the children’s house

  • Help each child to develop by enhancing his or her personal strengths.
  • Encourage the child to be generous, tolerant and responsible.
  • Stimulate curiosity, desire to learn and thirst for knowledge.
  • Promote self-confidence.


In a Montessori (classroom) atmosphere, each child is considered as a unique individual within the group and respected as such, in all their physical, intellectual and emotional integrity. The way we respond to their needs is crucial to the construction of their personality, the formation of their intelligence and the development of social meaning.



A prepared environment is a place where the child will find all the elements necessary for his or her physical, psychological and emotional development. This environment, adapted to the child’s size and strength, consists of several series of activities (practical life, sensory development activities, language, mathematics, geography) designed to respond to each stage of the child’s psychometric development and allows the child to access an autonomous activity. All educational activities and materials are introduced individually by the educator and then made freely available to the child to allow him or her to experience the activity for themselves. Each child can therefore freely choose his activity according to an internal, deep motivation and use the material as long as he wishes. By practicing regularly, the child focuses his attention and gradually develops his concentration. This concrete and indepedent experience will enable the child to organize his or her thoughts, build his or her reasoning skills and strengthen his or her inner security.



The Montessori educator accompanies the young child in the construction of his personality, the knowledge of himself and in the conquering of his independence. In this “open” atmosphere, the child is encouraged to become a responsible actor in his or her environment. He gradually becomes aware of his identity and experiences his ability to act positively.


The school welcomes children divided into cycles, in which they share the same environment. This cohabitation of different ages and abilities promotes exchange, cooperation and mutual respect. They are allowed to learn respect and how to work independently and collectively.


Learning should be an exciting and constructive experience that encourages the child’s natural motivation and cultivates curiosity. The role of the Montessori educator is to accompany the child in their achievements. The educator step in appropriately and discretely in a constructive manner that is never intrusive. This allows the child to acquire autonomy in work, self-confidence and inner discipline. The Montessori educator works with each child individually, or in small groups according to their progress, respecting their own pace and specific needs.



From 3 to 6 years old, the child build his self-confidence. It is now essential to give him the means for structuring and organizing his thinking. The Montessori material presented to the child is designed to develop his or her sensory perceptions and to develop his or her thinking. In the children’s house (cycle 3-6), the material is divided into 4 areas:

  • Practical living equipment

By handling these everyday objects, he or she practices the gestures of his or her cultural group (pouring liquids, washing hands, dressing, taking care of plants, etc.). He works on fine, gross motor skills, personal care, environmental care, concentration and self-confidence (“I do it by myself”).

  • Sensory material

Development of mathematical thinking with materialized abstract activities (small/large, short/long, smooth/rough, perimeter of a square, base of a triangle etc…).

  • Mathematical material

This material allows the introduction of more complex abstractions (numbering, function of operations, additions, subtractions, multiplication…)

  • Language material

We first support the enrichment of vocabulary and the diversification of expression. It begins with refinement exercises of voluntary movement to develop the fine motor skills of the hand to prepare for writing. The introduction of writing and reading will continue with Montessori material.


A DAY IN OUR CHILDREN’S HOUSE (children 3-6 years old)

Teaching team

Green class

Nadège CLOP

Nadège CLOP

Educator Montessori 3-6 years French speaker

Green class

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Martha TOVAR

Martha TOVAR

Montessori assistant 3-6 years English speaker

Green class

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Teaching team

Yellow class



Educator Montessori AMI 3-6 years French speaker

Yellow class

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Montessori assistant 3-6 years English speaker

Yellow class

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Teaching team

Pink class

Layla GAIB

Layla GAIB

Educator Montessori AMI 3-6 years English speaker

Pink class

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Educator Montessori AMI 3-6 years French speaker

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Create games around music, movement and emotional feeling. Children will develop their personalities through great symphonic works, choral singing, body movements and verbal expressions.

Evelina GLINEVICIUTE Evelina holds a bachelor’s degree in musicology and visual arts from the University of Perpignan, and has specialized in musical and artistic composition, as well as piano accompaniment, clarinet, singing and zither. Although I have tried other professional experiences, music has always prevailed because it is my passion and field of interest.

I am in charge of teaching Music and Theatre for children in grades 3-6 at Les Colibris school.



Ecology at school

The Montessori International School Les Colibris participates in raising students’ awareness of environmental issues. Throughout the year, we organise a range of activities related to environmental protection, responsible consumption and environmental awareness. The children take part in workshops related to the artisanal recycling of paper, the life cycle of materials and selective sorting.


Physical activity promotes healthy growth and development. By moving, the child masters more and more motor skills and works his muscles. He thus develops his strength, power and endurance. Regular stretching exercises can also increase flexibility.

The child develops sociability, the cult of effort, the will, the desire to succeed in order to be better than oneself … Moreover, sport effectively fights against stress.

I work with cooperative / non-competitive games, team building exercises for positive group dynamics, problem solving and negotiation. Children practice collective games and motor skills through playful and entertaining exercises and multisport games. They make use of accessories such as hoops, balls, scarves, blocks and bars, balance beam …

Sessions are every Thursday and Friday afternoon.

Nicolas Rigault, sports teacher

I am a state certified sports coach, having worked and working with children and adults from the youngest age up to 83 years.

I will make children of 3-6 years old work on their motor skills through fun and entertaining exercises and multi-sports games with accessories such as hoops, balls and balls, scarves, blocks and bars, balance beam … .


This teaching brings together the principles of yoga such as breathing, postures, relaxation, singing and meditation, in the form of games, manual activities. For this, I use different course materials so that the child can move forward and evolve in his practice in a playful and entertaining way. Sessions are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.



The benefits of Yoga in children :

Reduces anxiety

Provides physical stability (motor development)

Promote body awareness

Increase the level of concentration

Brings a better balance

Improve self-esteem

Increase adaptability

Stimulates the endocrine system











Hélène Lanterre


Eco Life teacher, walks in the forest with children

Hello, my name is Helene. After my language studies, I moved to London,
where I had my first experience in teaching : working with children in
special educational needs in a bilingual elementary school. After my return in
France 6 years ago, I taught English in a bilingual school at CE2 level. Since last September, I teach English in associations and I give courses
individuals. I also started a Nature Club, inspired by the Forest Schools, during
which I take the children on an adventure in the middle of nature.
Nature is my refuge, where I recharge my batteries and where I draw inspiration.
I see how children thrive outside, how they question, explore, connect, create, imagine, collaborate. . I am convinced that

time outdoors is essential to their physical and mental health and that is why begins the appreciation of the natural world and the desire to take care of it.


Linda VERDUCI, yoga teacher

Born in the United States and raised in France. My mixed American, French and Italian family backgrounds have always helped me to be a very open, kind and curious person. I studied foreign languages at university and I have a degree in sports. Since childhood, playing sports is a game and has always been a world in which I am happy and flourish. A way to release your emotions and feel good. It’s something I try to make children feel during yoga classes.

Yoga is so much more than we imagine and I try to show children that it is a way to learn more about themselves, to learn how to manage one’s emotions with calmness, or through movement; but most of the time independently and in their own way. In class I emphasize the importance of the group, of being together. The classroom is a safe place to have fun and learn at the same time. I have a very patient personality, which makes your child comfortable to share what he needs with me. We could court together.

Also for parents, I am always available if a problem or questions arise. I am doing my best to meet your expectations and help.


Meal times are a time of sharing, pleasure, discovery and exchange that takes place in a calm atmosphere. The child serves himself independently and participates at his own care (brushing his teeth is offered after lunch) and the environment.

Children participate to set the table, clear the table and take care of the compost, which allows them to develop their responsibility and service to the community.

We have chosen a caterer with organic products, the dishes are heated in our kitchen.

Children have 2 options:

  • Lunch box, meal prepared and brought in the morning by the parents (no refrigeration or reheating).
  • Various organic menus delivered every day by a caterer and served hot by the school


A snack (organic seasonal fruit) is offered to the children every morning.


Full-time children are welcome on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Part-time children on Monday and Thursday or Tuesday and Friday. On Wednesdays we offer Montessori workshops. Registrar

  • PERSONALIZED WELCOME from 8:30 am to 8:45 am.
  • END OF SCHOOL PICK UP from 16h00 to 16h15.
  • AFTER SCHOOL CARE from 16h20 to 17h50.


To enroll your child in school you can:

  1. Visit the school on Saturday or at the open house: register here
  2. Observe in class, make an appointment here
  3. Fill out the file to register your child: here (pre-admission form).

School fees

Download the registration file here

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Contact us

+33(0)4 93 63 29 96


3735, route des Dolines
06410 BIOT / Sophia Antipolis
Alpes-Maritimes, Côte d’Azur, France