Being believers in the Montessori Method of Education, I came across many schools with ‘Montessori’ emblazoned all over their school boards, went inside and wasn’t too impressed. Feeling like my options were fast running out, I stumbled upon this hidden treasure…. literally at a little corner in Ikeja GRA-The Toddler Tree. From the outside, it looked like some little international corporate organisation, with a well-kept line of palm trees lining its red brick wall. When I studied the big round logo, my interest heightened and so I went in to make some enquiries. I was immediately greeted by the pristine environment, lush green grass, well tendered plants. And just before looking to the other side, I saw the shimmering, clear blue water of a cute little swimming pool right at the corner of the cutest playground ever. I was impressed with this beauty, and I wondered to myself ‘Who would’ve thought....’
After a clearance procedure with the security, I was able to meet with the head of school, Ms. Kemi. She was awfully pleasant and offered to give me a quick tour of the school’s facilities which I appreciated as this was not a planned visit. The classroom was so pretty and clean, and looked like a lot of heart and thought had been put into it. But what really won me over was when talking about the principles of her school, she said, “Good academics is just the tip of the iceberg – at The Toddler Tree, we aim to educate the entire child. From diction to comportment, culture to creativity, music or science. Everything we do is specially designed to ensure children have a solid learning foundation, develop skills for future life success, optimise their gifts and develop into happy independent productive members of today’s global village.”
It seems to me that my search is over now. Plus I've done my 'private investigations' and heard great stuff from other parents about the nursery. I’m looking forward to partnering with this school in teaching and raising up my little sugar plum. I know I’ve still got a few more months to go, but at least I know where I’ll be marching to once my daughter hits 18 months! I’m so excited!!!
Address: 58 Adekunle Fajuyi Way, Ikeja GRA, Lagos
Phone number:(+234) 803 086 6897