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  • When will I receive my order?
    We aim to ship your order to you within 48 hours (it's quite often on the same day!) and use Royal Mail 2nd class postage. In general, for mainland UK, you should receive your order within 3-5 days although occasionally delays outside of our control may mean this takes longer. If you haven't received your order, please do get in touch!
  • I’m delighted with my Small+Bright box, how can I share the love?
    We’re thrilled you and your little one(s) love our products and we can’t wait to see how much fun, learning (and a bit of inspiration for frazzled parents!) they are bringing. Please share your pictures on Instagram or Facebook @smallbrightlearning - honestly, it means the world to small businesses like us!
  • What is Montessori learning?
    When people talk about "doing Montessori", they are referring to an educational theory developed by Dr Maria Montessori , an Italian physician who began her work with young children over a hundred years ago, she came up with several theories about how children learn after observing them playing. Her starting point was always based on what children do naturally without adult intervention and she discovered that they have a natural instinct to explore and seemed driven by a need to challenge themselves. Respecting this inner motivation, she suggested that children will, in fact, teach themselves providing they are provided with the right conditions, which are: 1. TIME to explore and experiment; 2. FREEDOM to move and make choices; 3. RESPECT from others who acknowledge they are strong and capable; 4. MATERIALS to learn from which address a specific skill or piece of knowledge; 5. ADULTS who can direct learning but then let the child try for themselves without interference; 6. AGE/STAGE APPROPRIATE EXPERIENCES which naturally appeal to children at different stages of development; 7. PRACTICAL, REAL EXPERIENCES which make play meaningful.
  • Do you sell Montessori toys?
    Read our short blog to understand how our range of products fits in with the Montessori philosophy - you might be surprised!
  • How much is postage?
    Shipping is calculated at check-out, depending on the weight of your order. Generally most items we ship will cost £3.00 or below. If you're buying one of our curated boxes, as a thank you, we will ship it to you for free!
  • Do you send boxes outside the U.K.?
    We currently send orders to the UK only. If you are interested in one of our products and you live outside of the UK, please get in touch and we'll provide a shipping quotation for you 🙂
  • Can you send my order as a gift?
    You certainly can! Just send us a message at the time of ordering and we can pop your message to the lucky recipient on a gift card inside the parcel. Our curated boxes make particularly lovely gifts for all sorts of occasions such as baby showers, seasonal festivals and celebrations (such as Christmas), maternity leave presents, birthdays and are also ideal for grandparents, aunties, uncles and friends who are looking for a great way to spoil their little people!
  • What do I do if there's a problem with my order?
    Oh no! ☹️ We want you to be completely happy with your order so if something has gone wrong please drop us an email and we will do our very best to put it right.
  • What payment methods do you accept?
    We accept all major credit and debit cards.

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