Self-motivation, learning, resilience, creativity, curiosity and self-discipline are all skills developed in the Montessori child. They learn to be more self-sufficient and aware of their people's feelings as they develop self-care practices.
– Maria Montessori
Maria Montessori was a doctor and educator. In 1896, she became the first woman to practice medicine in Italy. She advocated for peaceful, purposeful, and independent education.
Maria observed that children with special needs could learn important life skills if their environment was conducive to learning while working as a doctor in an orphanage.
She developed this knowledge into an education philosophy of teaching children how to learn intuitively. This is achieved by observation, providing a stimulating and self-directed environment, guided learning, and love.
The Montessori philosophy is based on the child's innate desire to learn how to be independent with their body, mind, and spirit. Education is approached from the ground up.
Adults support children by demonstrating how to do things and respect themselves, others, and their surroundings.
The adult then takes a step back and lets the child experiment and practice their new skills as often as they want. This allows them to perfect the new task at their own pace and level of achievement.
Montessori children are known for their eagerness to learn, their ability to focus and concentrate, and, above all, their ability to be kind to others.
A preschool bag with their lunchbox, drink bottle, hat, change of clothes, and nappies if needed.
Face-to-face end of the day chats, phone calls, text messages, emails, weekly newsletters, and Storypark.
We ask our families to come in first so they can get a sense of our centres and learn more about the work we do. If you believe that our preschool is a good fit for your child, we recommend that you take our enrolment packet home and fill it out. By enrolling your child ahead of time, we can almost certainly ensure that you get the start date you require as well as your preferred enrolment days.
20 Hour ECE for children aged three years of age and over, and WINZ Subsidies may be available for some families. This can be discussed during your visit to our centre.