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.

Sessions run 9:30-11:30am for 8 weeks in each term, and families are encouraged to attend as often as possible! We expect to offer sessions on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings from 2018. Please bring along a piece of fruit to share and hat. Enrolments are currently closed as we transition to our new centre and new payment structure.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Montessori Children’s House

Our Montessori Children’s House is an educational program for 3-6 year olds. Between 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 of peers. 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:

  • greeting teachers and saying farewell to families on arrival,
  • opportunity to prepare and share fruit snack 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 (own lunch to be provided by parents).

Parents are required to remain in the Village during this program. Our Montessori Children’s House operates as a creche and as such is not an approved education and care service and therefore not subject to the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Law (WA) Act 2012 and Education and Care Services National Regulations 2012. We expect to offer sessions on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings from 2018. Please bring a piece of fruit to share, hat, change of clothes, and individual packed lunch.

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Term Dates:

  • 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 or similar to share. Our programs are currently located at the Oakford Community Centre, 57 Foxton Drive, Oakford (near Armadale, south of Perth). As of 2018 we will be in our own building in the surrounding area. Details will be released soon!

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