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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Our teachers will endeavour to respond to you as soon as possible during classroom breaks. Thank you.