Montessori, British, American curriculum


Our curriculums are based on principles that promote effective practice in the care, development and learning of young children.

Only the BEst


Our school continues to move with the times, embracing new approaches to learning and technology, preparing our students well for the inescapable challenges of change that the 21st century will bring. “Combining the best of British educational standards and methodology with an awareness of our local cultural and regional context.”
Daati’s pride school offers an enriched blend of the Montessori curriculum in the preschool with a blend of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) of the national curriculum of England and a unique link to the Nigerian curriculum. The Montessori principles promote effective practice in the care, development and learning of young children. Our Montessori classroom reflects,

Reality and nature


Structure and order

Beauty and Atmosphere

Montessori Materials

The Early Years Foundation Stage incorporates four themes, each of which expresses important principles:

A Unique Child

Positive Relationships

Enabling Environment

Learning and Development 

A Word From

Maria Montessori

“the most important period of life is not the age of university studies but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six. For that is the time when man’s intelligence itself, his greatest implement is being formed.”

At Daati’s Pride, this philosophy is expressed in our carefully prepared environment where children, go through developmentally appropriate activities which takes advantage of their very sensitive infantile development to build them physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively. The children work individually or in small groups with specially designed Montessori materials and other developmentally appropriate tasks. Children are encouraged to express themselves freely and reveal their potential.

Our ungraded, open-ended curriculum allows the children to develop at their own pace in a free, self-motivated, energized environment where learning is tangible.

The teachers use their own experiences, as well as the children’s interests, to adapt the curriculum to be unique to each class. Classroom observations and assessments become important tools for the teachers to communicate students’ progress.


Each class has 2 qualified and experienced teachers who teach all subjects except special subjects that require specialist teachers. Nursery classes have caregivers assigned to each class.

Our classrooms have different learning corners- language/ literacy, mathematics, practical life, sensorial, cultural, dramatic/ imaginative play, art, music, block area, ICT and work tables. The outdoor environment is used for creative and messy play as well as physical activities like sliding, jumping and more.

We have mini libraries (fully equipped with variety of age appropriate books and ICT resources) in every classroom to promote the love for books and reading.

We work towards providing practical experiences and opportunities for the children knowing they learn best by doing. All day long, children are encouraged to take part in lots of activities like, story time, music and movement, art and craft, sports, circle time, swimming, aerobics and more.

Our Nursery school is structured into the following classrooms:

Cuddles ( crèche)

3 months- 15 months

Twinkles (lower playgroup)

15 months- 2 years

Ruby ( upper playgroup)

2- 3 years

Diamond 1 ( Nursery 1)

3 – 4 years

Diamond 2 ( Nursery 2)

4 – 5 years


Our Junior school caters for children from 5- 11 years old. Their learning experience is deeply rooted in the English National curriculum (British curriculum) with a strong blend of the Nigerian curriculum. The National curriculum of England has achieved a worldwide reputation for quality and is skill based. It places emphasis on the core subjects and careful monitoring of progress to ensure a record of academic success. We compliment this by providing outstanding facilities.

The teachers use their own experiences, as well as the students’ interests, to adapt the curriculum to be unique to each class and our indigenous environment. The curriculum is broad, balanced, creative and differentiated to suit all learners. The students are exposed to modern educational trends globally and explore various themes to achieve far reaching depth of knowledge using the international primary curriculum. We go on thematic field trips to make learning tangible.

Our focus is on meeting the needs of each and every one of our learners so that they are equipped with the learning skills and life-long learning dispositions necessary to be able to accept and embrace the challenges of an ever-changing world. This means equipping students with a wide range of traditional academic and technological skills and developing a range of learning dispositions and critical thinking skills that will promote creativity, problem solving and support learners to develop agency (ownership) over their learning.

Targets defined in the curriculum are assessed at the end of the term and at the end of each key stage.

Key stage 2

Ages 7-11
Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

Key stage 1

Ages 5-7
Years 1 and 2


Our school strives for excellence in everything we do. Your child’s academic needs are our top priority. However, we also encourage our students to develop their strengths outside as well as inside the classroom through an extensive range of Extra Curricular Activities.  A focus on students personal development promotes positive attitudes to learning. Our wide variety of Extra- curricular activities to promote the intellectual, moral, physical, spiritual and cultural development of every student are listed below.

Mad Science Lego/ Robotics Gymnastics 
Taekwondo Swimming Music
Dance Ballet Art and Craft
Chess Debate/ Press Drama
Football Basketball Foreign & Indigenous Languages
Entrepreneurial/ Financial literacy club Leadership and character development