Our tailored Preschool and Kindergarten education program is designed to ensure your child’s first experiences with education build their confidence, expand their sense of self, and form the building blocks for a rich and rewarding life.
Most children’s first memories come from their Preschool or Kindergarten years – can you remember yours? These early experiences are critical in shaping how your child will learn and who they become.
By surrounding your child with a nurturing and rich environment in these early years, you can help them develop into confident children with positive attitudes and habits towards learning, their world, and the people around them.
Supporting your child as they develop their lifelong habits is key to helping them grow into a well-rounded person. As a parent, there are many options available to you – but not all deliver the same results. Our accredited Montessori program differs from traditional Preschool and Kindergarten in three key ways:
Our Preschool and Kindergarten program prepares your child for optimum learning in primary school. Not only will they feel at home with us, but they will also become familiar with Montessori principles and accelerate their development in a number of key areas:
Our activity-based approach to learning ensures your children are always actively involved and participating in their learning – as opposed to traditional classroom methods where children passively observe in generalised group lessons.
Our teachers optimise activities towards the upper limits of each child’s comfort – where they are most energised and engaged – underpinning all activities with courtesy, sensitivity, and cultural awareness so your child also develops important character traits like dignity, respect, and politeness.
In this environment your child will learn faster, retain more of what they learn and have a lot more fun along the way.
Our Preschool and Kindergarten program covers the five foundational learning areas that prepare your child for a successful, fulfilling life:
Every day at our Preschool and Kindergarten is different because every child is different and has individual needs. While our learning methods are self-directed, teachers are always close by, guiding and encouraging children and assessing their progress to tailor tasks that optimise their physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development.
On any given day you might find our teachers turning activities into learning opportunities in any number of ways:
Each day, our children also develop practical and social skills by gathering for dancing, singing, storytelling, grace and courtesy activities, science experiments and celebrations of birthdays and cultural festivals.
Preschool times – 3-4 year old:
Introduction to School:
Our school is welcoming of all backgrounds.
Parents of our school community come from a diverse range of cultural, social, and religious (or non-religious) backgrounds. But they all share a belief in the importance of the Montessori approach, and a desire to give their children the best possible start in life.
Neutral Bay Campus: Forsyth Park, 2B Montpelier Street, Neutral Bay. Ph: (02) 9954 0344
All classes are led by a qualified Montessori teacher who is also a recognised Early Childhood Teacher with the support of experienced and trained assistants.
Your child will receive tailored care and instruction in a group of no more than 10 children per educator.
Traditional Preschools and Kindergartens generalise development by grouping children of the same age together, whether they are at the same level or not. We optimise development by tailoring guidance to each child based on their individual needs, no matter their age. Then, as each child masters activities and skills, we encourage them to teach others, further developing and expanding their skills in areas of patience, empathy, instruction, and leadership. This process optimises each child’s learning experience without leaving anyone behind.
We are approved by both the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and New South Wales Educational Standards Authority (NESA). At the completion of the 3-year program at age 6, your child will be ready to transition to our Primary 6-9 Classroom. Students will gradually be introduced to the classroom teachers, students, and routines to ensure they continue to thrive.
Yes, there is. Afternoon Care for Preschoolers (from 12-3pm) is $35 per session (casual) or $30 per session (permanent). After School Care until 5.30 (available for all 3-6 campuses) is $30 per session (casual) or $25 per session (permanent).
You are invited to view our teaching methods in action and get a feel for our teachers’ passion and impact at a campus tour.