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Teaching your child positive skills, attitudes and habits that will shape their approach to life.

Our tailored Preschool and Kindergarten education program is designed to ensure your child’s first experiences with education build their confidence, expand their sense of self, and form the building blocks for a rich and rewarding life.

First experiences that become lifelong memories.

Most children’s first memories come from their Preschool or Kindergarten years – can you remember yours? These early experiences are critical in shaping how your child will learn and who they become.

By surrounding your child with a nurturing and rich environment in these early years, you can help them develop into confident children with positive attitudes and habits towards learning, their world, and the people around them.

How we shape your child’s approach to life…

Supporting your child as they develop their lifelong habits is key to helping them grow into a well-rounded person. As a parent, there are many options available to you – but not all deliver the same results. Our accredited Montessori program differs from traditional Preschool and Kindergarten in three key ways:

  • Small groups. All classes are led by an educator who is a qualified and experienced Early Childhood Teacher with Montessori teaching qualifications. The teacher is supported by assistants trained and experienced in Montessori education. This means there is time and space to give your child the focus they deserve
  • Tailored learning. Each child engages in a practical program of fun, hands-on activities, fully tailored to meet their individual development levels and needs, which are monitored and regularly optimised by their teachers
  • Confidence building. Our activities are designed to build independence, emotional intelligence and directed focus that gives children the confidence and resilience to attempt and master new things

Learn more about Montessori philosophy here.

…and future schooling.

Our Preschool and Kindergarten program prepares your child for optimum learning in primary school. Not only will they feel at home with us, but they will also become familiar with Montessori principles and accelerate their development in a number of key areas:

  • Movement to develop a positive relationship with physical activity
  • Speech to confidently articulate themselves
  • Reading to explore new ideas and worlds
  • Personal care to develop a respect for themselves
  • Independence to play and learn on their own
  • Emotional intelligence to analyse and adjust to their environment
  • Resilience to persist, even with new or challenging activities
  • Social skills to confidently connect with others
  • Character to meet and tackle new challenges
  • Sense of self to grow to love themselves

Accelerating learning through doing.

Our activity-based approach to learning ensures your children are always actively involved and participating in their learning – as opposed to traditional classroom methods where children passively observe in generalised group lessons.

Our teachers optimise activities towards the upper limits of each child’s comfort – where they are most energised and engaged – underpinning all activities with courtesy, sensitivity, and cultural awareness so your child also develops important character traits like dignity, respect, and politeness.

In this environment your child will learn faster, retain more of what they learn and have a lot more fun along the way.

Our five foundational learning areas for life

Our Preschool and Kindergarten program covers the five foundational learning areas that prepare your child for a successful, fulfilling life:

  • Practical Life: your child will be guided in the use of everyday objects to gain independence in self-care and develop executive function, social skills, gross and fine motor coordination, and a sense of pride and confidence. 
  • Sensorial: activities based around physical objects will help your child understand concepts including height, weight, and colour, and build skills in concentration, observation, independent thinking, and problem solving.
  • Language: exploring words, both spoken and written, develops imagination and expression of thoughts and feelings, helping your child grow creatively and confidently as they comprehend more detailed instructions and apply them successfully to tasks.
  • Mathematics: by manipulating physical objects (grouping, adding, subtracting etc.), your child will develop a love for maths, an understanding of the logical building blocks of the world, and grow in confidence as they progress to more abstract numerical operations.
  • Cultural Studies: experiences with art, music, science, and geography help your child understand and appreciate the richness of the world and sow seeds for diversity, openness and empathy that help them find their future place in the community.

Our education in action.

Every day at our Preschool and Kindergarten is different because every child is different and has individual needs. While our learning methods are self-directed, teachers are always close by, guiding and encouraging children and assessing their progress to tailor tasks that optimise their physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development.

On any given day you might find our teachers turning activities into learning opportunities in any number of ways:

  • A group of 3 and 4-year-old children playing ‘I Spy’ are learning to identify and describe objects, expand their vocabulary, think creatively, and socialise with other children
  • A 5-year-old child using beads to count and group like items is learning timetables and other maths fundamentals
  • An older child may be helping a younger friend work on a map puzzle, where both are learning geography, developing fine motor, observational and communication skills, and building resilience
  • Two children documenting the growth of the beans they planted are learning teamwork, appreciation for nature, application of maths and writing skills
  • Children playing in the outdoor shaded sandpit or climbing equipment are learning gross motor skills and coordination

Each day, our children also develop practical and social skills by gathering for dancing, singing, storytelling, grace and courtesy activities, science experiments and celebrations of birthdays and cultural festivals.

Important information for parents.

Preschool times – 3-4 year old:

  • Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 12.00pm, with the option of Afternoon Care and continuation of Montessori teaching until 3.00pm. After School Care is also available for our Preschoolers.


  • Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 3.00pm, with the option of After School Care until 5.30pm.

Introduction to School:

  • After 3 years of preschool, and when developmentally appropriate, your child will transition into our Montessori Primary. To ensure your child thrives during this transition there will be a period (usually 3-4 visits) where your child will build a connection with their teacher before they permanently join the class.

Our school is welcoming of all backgrounds.

Parents of our school community come from a diverse range of cultural, social, and religious (or non-religious) backgrounds. But they all share a belief in the importance of the Montessori approach, and a desire to give their children the best possible start in life.


Neutral Bay Campus: Forsyth Park, 2B Montpelier Street, Neutral Bay. Ph: (02) 9954 0344

North Sydney (Tiddalicks Campus), James Place just off Ridge Street, North Sydney. Ph: (02) 9954 0344. See Photo Below ;

Frequently Asked Questions

Who will be teaching my child?

All classes are led by a qualified Montessori teacher who is also a recognised Early Childhood Teacher with the support of experienced and trained assistants.

What is the student to teacher ratio?

Your child will receive tailored care and instruction in a group of no more than 10 children per educator.

Why do children aged 3-6 learn together?

Traditional Preschools and Kindergartens generalise development by grouping children of the same age together, whether they are at the same level or not. We optimise development by tailoring guidance to each child based on their individual needs, no matter their age. Then, as each child masters activities and skills, we encourage them to teach others, further developing and expanding their skills in areas of patience, empathy, instruction, and leadership. This process optimises each child’s learning experience without leaving anyone behind.

How does Montessori Preschool and Kindergarten prepare children for Montessori Primary?

We are approved by both the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and New South Wales Educational Standards Authority (NESA). At the completion of the 3-year program at age 6, your child will be ready to transition to our Primary 6-9 Classroom. Students will gradually be introduced to the classroom teachers, students, and routines to ensure they continue to thrive.

Is there After School Care?

Yes, there is. Afternoon Care for Preschoolers (from 12-3pm) is $35 per session (casual) or $30 per session (permanent). After School Care until 5.30 (available for all 3-6 campuses) is $30 per session (casual) or $25 per session (permanent).

We would love to show you around.

You are invited to view our teaching methods in action and get a feel for our teachers’ passion and impact at a campus tour.