Infant Community Programs

Two infant community children sitting at lunch table.

Enrolment in the Infant Community program is separate to applying for the Stage 1 – 3 (3 to 12 years) program. The information below outlines booking details for our Infant Community (0 to 3 years) classes.

Infant Community Booking Process

Infant Community programs are offered on a term-by-term basis. There is no waitlist, offers and bookings are made in accordance with the following steps.

Students attending the current term of Infant Community classes are given preference to enrol in the following term. The class Director liaises with the current attendees to confirm their ongoing enrolment in the coming term.

Subsequently, any remaining vacancies are opened to the public. 

How to Book

If you would like to attend Infant Community classes please register your details, selecting Infant Community as the ‘entry level’ in the registration form.

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Placement Priority

We encourage families to start an Infant Community program early in their child’s life if considering placement for Pre and Primary. 

First time bookings are accepted for children under 2.5 years of age as a minimum of six months of the program is necessary to optimise outcomes. First time bookings for children over 2.5 years of age may be refunded if demand exceeds places for the younger age group.

On occasion a Transition to Stage 1 place (term prior to starting Stage 1) is offered to children over 2.5 years if they’ve been offered a preschool place but have not attended the Infant Community previously.

Places are limited and we are often unable to meet demand for the Infant Community for children wishing to join after 20 months of age. Joining the program at pregnancy or before 15 months (Toddler Transition start age) provides priority entry to the 20 month to three year course – the Parent Toddler Program (PTP).

Term 2, 2022 Vacancies 

Please refer to the start dates and timetable on this page regarding specific attendance details prior to booking.

Once your place has been secured we will send you a welcome email, as well as an invoice to pay for the term.

Term 2, 2022 Program Course Costs 

The cost of each program for the coming term is outlined below. Fees are non-refundable.

  • Montessori Nest: $380 one-to-one 3 hour consultation
  • Nido for Newborns (0 – 4 months): Online offering is free of charge
  • Nido (4 – 15 months) and Toddler Transition (15 – 20 months): $330 8 week course
  • Parent Toddler Program (20 – 36 months): $550 9 or 10 week course, depending on term length
  • Transition to Stage 1 (minimum of 2 / maximum of 5 x 3.5 hour sessions per week without parents, by invitation only): $1,475 for two sessions per week for a 9 or 10 week course, depending on term length. Up to five sessions per week can be booked, for additional fees.

Term 2, 2022 Attendance Dates 

In Term 2, 2022 the Infant Community is operating from Wednesday 27th of April to Thursday 23rd of June.

The Parent Toddler Program runs for the duration of the term (9 or 10 weeks depending on term length) and the Nido and Toddler Transition programs run for eight weeks, commencing in the second week of term. The specific starting dates for each class in Term 2 is as follows:

  • Nido for Newborns (0 – 4 months) Thursday 1:00pm to 2:30pm: 5 May
  • Nido (4 – 15 months) Monday 1:00pm to 2:30pm: 2 May
  • Nido (4 – 15 months) Tuesday 9:00am to 10:30am or 1:00pm to 2:30pm: 3 May
  • Toddler Transition (15 – 20 months) Monday 9:00am to 10:30am: 2 May
  • Toddler Transition (15 – 20 months) Tuesday 9:00am to 10:30am: 3 May
  • Toddler Transition (15 – 20 months) Wednesday 9:00am to 10:30am: 4 May
  • Parent Toddler Program (20 – 36 months) Thursday 9:00am to 11:00am: 28 April
  • Parent Toddler Program (20 – 36 months) Saturday 9.00am to 11.00am: 30 April

Participants attend one session per week at the same day and time. 

Term 2, 2022 Class Timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Transition to Stage 1 (Balmain)
8:45am – 12:15pm 

Toddler Transition (Rozelle)
15 – 20 months
9:00am – 10:30am

 

Transition to Stage 1 (Balmain)
8:45am – 12:15pm

Nido (Rozelle)
4 – 15 months
9:00am – 10:30am

Toddler Transition (Rozelle)
15 – 20 months
9:00am – 10:30am

Transition to Stage 1 (Balmain)
8:45am – 12:15pm 

Toddler Transition (Rozelle)
15 – 20 months
9:00am – 10:30am

 

 

Transition to Stage 1 (Balmain)
8:45am – 12:15pm

PTP (Rozelle)
20 – 36 months
9:00am – 11:00am

 

Transition to Stage 1 (Balmain)
8:45am – 12:15pm

PTP (Rozelle)
20 – 36 months
9:00am – 11:00am

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Pregnancy – Newborn (Online)
On request

Nido (Rozelle)
4 – 15 months
1:00pm – 2:30pm

Nido (Rozelle)
4 – 15 months
1:00pm – 2:30pm

 

 

Nido for Newborns 0 – 4 months (Online)
1:00pm – 2:30pm

 

 

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See How to Enrol for further details regarding wait listing and enrolments for Preschool and Primary at ISMS.