The Montessori Preschool is structured to facilitate children’s inquiring minds within a secure, family-like environment. Children are encouraged to construct their own understanding of concepts through their exploration and interaction with the Montessori learning materials.

The Centre aims to foster a love of learning that will stay with the children throughout their lives.

To this end, the program is organised to enable children to access a wide variety of learning experiences.

The Montessori materials are carefully designed and researched to match the developmental needs and characteristics of children.

Self-discipline is fostered by engaging children in decision making, by encouraging task completion, and by creating a classroom climate where the right to learn is respected at all times.

The program aims to nurture:

-the growth of independence
-a strong interest in learning alongside good work habits
-a willingness to accept responsibility for one’s actions

The Preschool is also a preparatory step into the Early Entry and Primary programs.

A variety of program options are available at the Preschool.

Morning Programs – 9.00 – 11.45

2 morning sessions – Monday & Tuesday
2 morning sessions – Wednesday and Thursday
4 morning sessions – Monday to Thursday

Afternoon Programs – 12.30 – 3.15

2 afternoon sessions – Monday & Tuesday
2 afternoon sessions – Wednesday & Thursday
4 afternoon sessions – Monday to Thursday

Full Day Programs – 9.00 – 3.15

2 full day sessions – Monday & Tuesday
2 full day sessions – Wednesday & Thursday
4 full day sessions – Monday to Thursday
1 full day session – Fridays (available to children in the 12 months prior to starting in Reception in addition to participating in either of the 2 full day programs.)

This program is for children aged 3 – 5 years. Please note that children must be toilet trained to be considered for this program.

The Monday/Tuesday Preschool program is conducted by Kate Ball  and the Wednesday/Thursday Preschool program is conducted by Stephanie Slavik. Parents are usually able to quickly catch up with teachers at drop off or pick up time. However, if you require a more formal appointment, please arrange a mutually convenient time.  Teachers can be contacted by phoning the school or alternatively you may wish to email them.

Their email address is or Our teachers will endeavour to respond to you as soon as possible during classroom breaks. Thank you.