Montessori Playgroup

Montessori Playgroup

Montessori Playgroup is a program for parents and children aged 0-4 years in which children choose materials and activities at their own pace within a specially prepared environment, supported by their parent and guided by qualified and experienced Montessori teacher (Alana) as needed. Each week we enjoy a short group time including songs, games or stories, before packing away and singing “goodbye”. Attending Montessori Playgroup is a great way for parents to get to know other Montessori families in the area, learn more about the Montessori approach, and feel supported in their parenting from week to week. Families will be invited to join us in our private Facebook group, where we have developed a close-knit community. A single enrolment fee currently includes both Monday & Thursday sessions 9:30-11:30am, for 8 weeks in each term, and families are encouraged to attend as often as possible! Please bring along a piece of fruit to share and hat.

Montessori Big Kids Group

Our Montessori Big Kids Group is an extension program for 3-5 year olds enrolled in Montessori Playgroup. Each Friday from 9:30-12:30pm (for the same 8 weeks as Montessori Playgroup), the environment is prepared for our children whom are ready for increased independence from their family, and wish to develop responsibility and friendships within a small community. The program is similar to the 3-6 year olds program offered in school settings, with the curriculum adapted to the timeframe available and interests of the small group. The current routine includes:

  • short play time in the garden followed by a farewell to families,
  • coming together in a circle for a story, song, or group lesson,
  • preparing and sharing snack time together,
  • uninterrupted time to work with the Montessori lessons and materials chosen by the children (with guidance from teacher and assistant),
  • short circle time to sing farewell,
  • briefly packing away, and
  • picnic lunch together in our garden (provided by parents).

Parents are required to remain at the Community Centre, and a separate space is made available for families including younger siblings for quiet play during the 3-5 year olds sessions. Please enquire to ensure a place is available prior to enrolling, as only a very small number of children are accepted into our extension program each term. Please bring a piece of fruit to share, hat, and egg and nut free packed lunch.

Montessori Mummas & Papas Circle

Our Montessori Mummas & Papas Circle is for parents whom are pregnant or have pre-walking infants. This group supports more in-depth conversation about the Montessori approach, and provides ideas on how to aid your babies development at this early stage of life. Enrolment in Montessori Playgroup is not required to join this group. A selection of toys will be available to keep older siblings engaged while parents focus on their infants and enjoy conversation about the Montessori approach. Montessori Mummas & Papas Circle is held fortnightly on Tuesday mornings at 9:30-11am.

Term Dates:

  • Term 3: 24 July – 15 September 2017 (Mummas & Papas Circle: 1st Aug, 15th Aug, 29th Aug, 12th Sept)
  • Term 4: 16 October – 8 December 2017
  • Term 1: 5 February – 30 March 2018
  • Term 2: 7 May – 29 June 2018
  • Term 3: 23 July – 14 September 2018
  • Term 4: 15 October – 7 December 2018

Sessions are not offered on public holidays.

Parents may help themselves to hot drinks during our programs, and are welcome to bring biscuits (egg and nut free) to share. Our programs are located at the Oakford Community Centre, 57 Foxton Drive, Oakford (near Armadale, south of Perth). Frequently asked questions can be found below.

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