Douces Maternelles is an alternative option for a child’s education, combining elements from the Nordic children’s “gardens” and “classic” nursery schools inspired by active pedagogies (Montessori and Reggio Emilia). Its goal is to welcome each child between 2 and 6 in an individualized and caring fashion.
Our nursery schools are private, non-religious and bilingual French/English.
By balancing ideas about schooling with a rich space for learning about life, at Douces Maternelles our general philosophy follows that found in the “gardens” for children in Scandinavia, where everything is designed to allow children to develop their self-confidence, autonomy, sense of responsibility and love of learning.
In respecting the principle of shared education, we hold dear the mission of helping parents bring together their personal and professional lives.
We are also convinced of the need to teach and learn a foreign language such as English early. In fact, it is between the ages of 3 and 4 that the ear and the brain are most able to learn and retain a new language.
It is with this in mind that the first school in our network opened in September 2016 in the center of Paris (21 rue du Petit Musc, 75004 Paris), the second one in October 2017 (9 rue Crillon, 75004 Paris), the third one in February 2020 (84 boulevard Saint-Michel, 75006 Paris) and a fourth one in September 2020 (52 rue Broca, 75005 Paris). In 2021, we opened 2 new schools in the 6th and 11th quarter of Paris : 60 rue Notre-Dame des Champs and 41 rue Bréguet ;
A child who has self-confidence is a child who succeeds.
By loving one’s school, it’s possible to learn while having fun.