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

Green class

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Martha TOVAR

Martha TOVAR

Montessori assistant 3-6 years

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Teaching team

Yellow class



Educator Montessori AMI 3-6 years

Yellow class

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Montessori assistant 3-6 years

Yellow class

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Teaching team

Pink class

Layla GAIB

Layla GAIB

Educator Montessori AMI 3-6 years

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Éducateur Montessori AMI 3-6 ans

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Créez des jeux autour de la musique, du mouvement et des sentiments émotionnels. Les enfants développeront donc leur personnalité à travers de grandes œuvres symphoniques, des chants choraux, des mouvements corporels et des expressions verbales.

J’ai commencé le piano très jeune : de l’école au conservatoire, c’est finalement devenu mon métier. Je suis un professeur de piano expérimenté, diplômé des écoles russe et française (École Normale de Musique). Même si j’ai tenté d’autres expériences professionnelles, la musique a toujours gagné car c’est ma passion et mon domaine de prédilection. Je me suis constamment formé aux différentes méthodes classiques et alternatives d’enseignement de l’art musical (« Education par l’Art », « Piano Libre », etc.).

En exerçant ce métier depuis plusieurs années et dans différents pays (France, Russie, Maroc) j’ai perfectionné mes méthodes pour finalement obtenir d’excellents résultats avec mes élèves. Ma passion m’a amené à rejoindre un groupe de gospel (« Joyful gospel ») pour développer mes compétences en chant.

Tous les lundis, mardis et jeudis, je m’occupe d’enseigner la musique et le théâtre aux enfants de la 3e à la 6e année à l’école Les Colibris.



Ecology at school

Colibris International Montessori School helps to raise students’ awareness of environmental issues. Throughout the year, we organize a range of activities related to environmental protection, responsible consumption and ecological awareness.

Magali PELLEGRIN is involved on Tuesdays in our educational project on the theme of ecology. Children participate in workshops related to the traditional paper recycling technique, 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, professeur de sport

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 … .


Cet enseignement regroupe les principes du yoga tels que la respiration, les postures, la relaxation, le chant et la méditation, sous forme de jeux, d’activités manuelles. Pour cela, j’utilise différents supports de cours afin que l’enfant puisse avancer et évoluer dans sa pratique de façon ludique et divertissante. Les séances se respectent les mardis et jeudis.  



Les bienfaits du Yoga chez les enfants :

– Réduit l’anxiété

– Apporte une stabilité physique (développement moteur)

– Favoriser la conscience du corps

– Augmenter le niveau de concentration

– Apporte un meilleur équilibre

– Améliorer l’estime de soi

– Augmenter l’adaptabilité

– Stimule le système endocrinien


Hélène Lanterre

Enseignant Éco Vie, promenades en forêt avec les enfants

Bonjour, je m’appelle Hélène. Après mes études de langue, je suis allée vivre à Londres,
où j’ai eu ma première expérience dans l’enseignement : travailler avec des enfants à
besoin éducatif particuliers dans une école primaire bilingue. Après mon retour en
France il y a 6 ans, j’ai enseigné l’anglais dans une école bilingue au niveau CE2. Depuis
septembre dernier, j’enseigne l’anglais dans des associations et je donne des cours
particuliers. J’ai également lancé un Nature Club, inspiré des Forest Schools, durant
lequel j’emmène les enfants à l’aventure en pleine nature.
La nature est mon refuge, là où je recharge mes batteries et ou je puise mon inspiration.
Je vois comme les enfants s’épanouissent en extérieur, comme ils questionnent,
explorent, connectent, créent, imaginent, collaborent.., je suis convaincue que passer du
temps dehors est essentiel à leur santé physique et mentale et que c’est par là que
commence l’appréciation du monde naturel et l’envie d’en prendre soin.

Linda VERDUCI, professeur de yoga

Née aux États Unis et élevée en France. Mes origines familiales mélangées américain, français et italien m’ont toujours aidée à être quelqu’un de très ouvert, gentil et curieux envers les autres. J’ai étudié les langues étrangères à l’université et j’ai un diplôme en sports. Depuis l’enfance faire du sport est un jeu et a toujours été un univers dans lequel je suis heureuse et m’épanouis. Un moyen de libérer ses émotions et se sentir bien. C’est quelque chose que j’essaie de faire ressentir aux enfants durant les cours de yoga.

Le yoga est tellement plus que ce que nous imaginons et j’essaie de montrer aux enfants que c’est un moyen d’apprendre plus de choses sur eux mêmes, Apprendre à gérer ses émotions avec le calme, ou à travers le mouvement; mais la plupart du temps indépendamment et de leur propre manière. En classe je mets en avant l’importance du groupe, d’être ensemble. La classe est un endroit sûr pour s’amuse et apprendre en même temps. J’ai une personnalité très patiente, ce qui met à l’aise votre enfant pour partager ce dont il a besoin avec moi.  nous pourrions ensemble cour.

Également pour les parents, je suis toujours disponible si un problème ou des questions apparaissent. Je fais de mon mieux pour répondre à vos attentes et aider.


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