About Us

At Waratah Montessori Preschool we offer a preschool program for 3 to 5 year old children based on the Montessori philosophy of education for up to 29 children a day. We offer extended hours and a choice of days for the benefit of working parents with a minimum of 2 days attendance a week. The centre is open 49 weeks of the year and children can attend either for preschool hours from 9.00am to 3.00pm or for extended hours from 8.00am to 4.00pm. All eligible parents are able to access the Child Care Benefit from the Family Assistance Office as we are approved as a “long day care centre”. Children bring their own lunch and fruit for morning tea, whilst afternoon tea is provided for children staying for extended hours. The preschool is located on the extensive grounds of a local public school in a custom built building with a beautiful shaded outdoor area. It is a small, privately owned centre with a stable and committed staff including a Korean member on 3 days per week. Our program caters particularly well for the development of children’s gross and fine motor skills, as well as literacy and numeracy skills. We look forward to welcome you and your child, please contact us to discuss your child care needs.

OUR AIM

Our aim is to provide a happy, safe and stimulating environment for three to five year old children based on the principles, methods and educational philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori, incorporating all learning outcomes as set out in the Early Years Learning Framework.

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