Attentive and individualized, the educational model proposed by Les petits plus (Lyon, France) is a true innovation in the school system. Inspired by the Montessori Pedagogical method (“Help me to do it alone!”) and the Céline Alvarez experimentation, the School of children and parents offer a special ecosystem for both:
- Children are welcomed in groups of 12 where the relation with educators is very important (an adult every 3 kids), in order to permit everyone to learn in respecting his natural rhythms and talents. Children also learn how to take care of themselves and of common areas;
- Parents can enjoy a co-working space, reconciling family and work aspects. In this way, children and parents can have lunch together, share moments to play, and mothers can also choose to nurse freely. Furthermore, parents actively take part in management of the school, by investing half a day per week in administrative and educational tasks (shared with school employees).
And what about costs? Fees depend on family possibilities and characteristics: generally speaking, the monthly average price is around €30,00 (more costs are added to the coworking area and the participation to workshops for parents and children).
Moreover, Les Petits Plus proposes biological food for their activities and lunches.