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Our approach to early childhood education and care focuses on creating an environment where children become independent learners, enabling each child to reach their fullest intellectual, emotional, physical, and social potential in a peaceful, non- competitive situation. We believe in creating an inclusive, homelike, welcoming atmosphere that is a safe, calm and consistent. Our holistic pedagogy contributes to the development of a healthy, balanced confident child with a strong sense of identity. 

Our scientifically based educational philosophy follows the principles and practice developed by Dr Maria Montessori. It is child centered learning which fosters independence and choice within limits and enables freedom, allowing the child to become an active explorer. We believe that each child has an innate capacity and drive to learn and will flourish given a stimulating environment and active, meaningful experiences. 

Our materials isolate concepts and allow mastery to develop at the child’s pace, building on prior skills and knowledge. Work with our natural, self-correcting materials and the value given to intrinsic reward inspires confidence, ensures motivation and engagement and nurtures a love of learning. 

Our belief in a multi-age class ensures that children learn in a dynamic community which teaches them to connect and contribute to their world. Co-operation with each other, supported by the adults, permits relationships to deepen and allows the knowledge, understanding and sense of responsibility of each child to grow.

Central to our philosophy is the belief that children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and, or a key person. We believe that building and nurturing partnerships with our families and the community is essential to create a sense of belonging and connectedness for each child.

Our cross cultural, caring community recognises each child and family as unique and considers and provides for differences in ability, language and culture. Our philosophy encourages respect for one another and the environment. 

We see our educators as guides and role models for each child’s learning. They are responsive to the children’s needs and interests, ensure their safety and wellbeing and facilitate and support their learning and development. They evaluate, track and document each child’s progress and actively encourage family contributions.

We believe self –reflection, incorporation of current research and working supportively together is important to ensure a high quality learning environment. 

As we observe, interpret and plan challenging, achievable experiences based on each child’s interests, we also reflect on our own principles and practices. We acknowledge the importance of ongoing professional development and the need to continually strive towards quality improvement.

For more information about the Montessori Approach to Early Childhood Education, please visit Montessori Australia's website here.



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