The Montessori Connect Children's Workshop is situated in the residential suburb of Claremont, Cape Town, between Belvedere and Selous Roads.

The Montessori Connect Children's Workshop is a co-educational Nursery, Pre & Primary School, embracing the Montessori system of education.

We believe:

  • In the development of the whole child
  • That each child is unique and special
  • That our staff, with parents and the community, provided our learners with a  secure foundation for life-long learning
  • That through our caring and supporting environment, we foster positive values
  • That through our innovative curricula we help all children to develop to their full potential
  • We have small classes with a low adult to child ratio

We, as a staff, encourage the total development of each child by  modelling an intrinsic love and respect for all life. 

Our school consists of:

  • 2 Nursery classes (12 months-3 years)
  • 3 Preschool classes including Grade R  (3-6 years)
  • 2 Primary classes (6-9 and 9-12 years)

The ratio of adult to child varies between the age groups

  • The Nursery classes have a ratio of 1 to 7.
  • The Preschool classes have a ratio of 1 to 12.
  • The Primary classes have a ratio of 1 to 15.


The Montessori Connect Children’s Workshop was founded in 1980.  It was the first Montessori School in Cape Town.  

The Children’s Campaign Trust purchased it in 2009.