At Montessori Preschools, we apply the Montessori philosophy in a practical and sensible way. It is not about following rigid rules dictated by the latest fashion. Instead, it is about slowing down, caring for ourselves, and fostering a positive environment.

The Montessori Child

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.

"The child has a mind able to absorb knowledge. He has the power to teach himself."

– Maria Montessori

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 philosophy

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.

The true basics of imagination, is reality.

Montessori today

The Montessori teacher is gentle, caring, patient, and understanding of the child. Montessori is a way of life for teachers, and they see children as individuals on various learning paths. Montessori teachers monitor the child's well-being and take steps to support and extend their learning.

Our teachers receive academic training using Montessori materials. This enables them to know when to show a child different materials based on their individual development. Montessori teachers also value nature and understand the importance of staying grounded.


What does my child need to bring each day?

A preschool bag with their lunchbox, drink bottle, hat, change of clothes, and nappies if needed.

How will I be informed of my child’s progress?

Face-to-face end of the day chats, phone calls, text messages, emails, weekly newsletters, and Storypark.

What does enrolment involve?

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.

What kind of financial support is available?

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.

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