Enrolment limited to 25 students with 3 Educators
This program is held Monday to Friday
Full Day Session: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
In preschool it is compulsory to attend a minimum of 2 sessions.
Before and after school care sessions are available from 8:00am – 9:00am and 3:30pm until 4:00pm if required.
The preschool program builds on the foundation of the transition program. Children are greeted individually and begin work freely, either alone, with friends or with one on one interactions from the educators. Snack time is on offer throughout the morning, when they feel hungry. The children assist in the clean up of the room before joining circle time.
The circle time consists of greeting songs, calendar songs, group discussion, group games and music. The children are free to choose whether to engage in indoor or outdoor experiences. During their work period children choose from the 5 main Montessori classroom curriculum areas: practical life area, sensorial area, numeracy area , cultural area and literacy area. They often begin in the practical life and sensorial areas where they refine their independent living skills using activities to sort and classify, as well as refining their fine motor skills with the activities of spooning, tongs and tweezers.
Teachers will introduce the language, mathematical and cultural materials to them as they show interest in these areas.
Montessori always adopts a concrete approach, for example, we introduce the sandpaper letters before moving on to areas like word building and reading.
The Montessori curriculum is rich, varied and stimulating and at the centre educators follow the children’s interests and plan a focus study each term to enable children to explore areas in depth.