Our educational approach is child-centred and fosters a love of learning based on intrinsic motivation.
Our Preschool Program is student-led and self-paced but guided, accessed, and enriched by knowledgeable and caring teachers, the leadership of their peers, and a nurturing environment.
Transition to Preschool
(From 26 months to 3 years)
- Our Transition to Preschool classrooms are open daily, 48 weeks a year, to children from 8:30am to 3:00pm.
- Children can attend either 2, 3, or 5 consecutive days, which needs to include a Monday or a Friday.
- Child Care Subsidy is applicable for this program for eligible families.
Preschool & Kindergarten
(From 3 years)
- Our Stage 1 classrooms are open daily, 48 weeks a year, to all children from 8:30am to 3:00pm.
- All preschool children, from 3 years of age, attend the program for 5 full days per week.
- Our extended hours program is available for those families needing additional hours, allowing for care from 7:30am – 6:00pm.
- Start Strong relief is available for children 4 years of age on or before 31st July 2023.
The longer days enable our educators to deliver a program that is focused around the holistic needs of every child.
The Preschool programs also include access to 6.5 hours + per day of Centrelink Child Care Subsidy, for eligible families. Kindergarten students are not eligible for CCS.
An enhanced Montessori program that ensures an innovative and deeply authentic experience for your child.
Multi-faceted Educational Pillars
Through an integral balance between freedom and responsibility, the children learn to become physically, intellectually and socially autonomous within their learning environment.
Experiential learning allows the children to engage in self-directed activities, hands-on experiences, movement and exploration within and beyond the classroom.
A multi-aged classroom facilitates peer teaching and learning, observation of others and daily opportunities for children to share intellectual interests and learning experiences.
A life long love of learning can be nurtured through a joyful experience of education. Learning which is engaging, challenging and encourages children to joyfully seek knowledge and understanding of the world they live in.
What is the Montessori Curriculum?
The Montessori National Curriculum provides a curriculum outline for the child from birth to eighteen years and helps to ensure a smooth transition from one developmental stage to the next. This curriculum integrates all subjects and concepts taught within the Montessori National Curriculum, the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian National Curriculum.
The Montessori curriculum is organized as an inclined spiral plane of integrated studies rather than a traditional model where the curriculum is compartmentalised into separate subjects, with given topics considered only once at a given grade level.
How does the Montessori Prepared Environment differ from the traditional preschool?
In a traditional preschool, children more or less learn the same things at the same time, and are expected to meet the same benchmarks. Montessori preschools are focused more on individualised learning.
Your child will also share their Montessori classrooms with older and/or younger students. This way, students learn from their peers, and respect their own and each other’s ability to be a teacher as well as a student.