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Maria Montessori Pre School

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3 yrs to 6 yrs

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Welcome to Maria Montessori

About Us

The Maria Montessori Preschool in Wheelers Hill has been teaching preschoolers using this unique approach to child learning for over 40 years. The Maria Montessori Preschool adheres to the following principles and approaches in the education of preschoolers under its care:

We combine learning with play, thus making learning a joyful and spontaneous experience.

We encourage the innate creative abilities of our children through experiential learning and sensorial methods – seeing, touching, listening, smelling, tasting, dancing, singing and artwork. Specially designed equipment facilitate this process.

We provide an environment in which the child learns at his or her pace.

We give children individual attention. Personal development needs and capabilities are identified and then addressed through ways, which the child enjoys and feels encouraged.

Maria Montessori Pre-School is staffed by a team of qualified, experienced and caring teachers. The school operates in accordance with the Department of Education and Training regulations. We ensure that the school environment is open, well lit and airy, yet cozy and comfortable. We have two large well-equipped classrooms dedicated to the three year old and four year old programs, and a well-equipped and large play area that gives students ample room for supervised outdoor activity.

  • Practical Life - Teach children to care for self, care for the environment, control of movement and grace and courtesy
  • Sensorial - Help the child experience primarily in identifying distinctions between similar and different things.
  • Language - Provide a program where reading, writing, listening and speaking is taught as joint units through storytelling, rhymes, songs, games etc.
  • Mathematics - Demonstrate an understanding of measurement and number using concrete experiences and moving to abstract
  • Social & emotional skills - Develop through play, motivation, positive separation, resilience, making decisions, managing behavior, resolving conflict and anger
  • Music, art and craft - Encourage children in creative arts through drama, dance, painting, drawing, music and movement

Services - what are the different

  • Long Day Care (Child Care Centre)
  • Pre-school


  • Pink map marker icon 751 - 755 Ferntree Gully Road Wheelers Hill, VIC, 3150
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National Quality Standard Rating

What the National Quality Standard Ratings mean for families
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NQS rating last updated 29-Jun-2022

Reviews for Maria Montessori Pre School

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Gold star 4.2 Google (6 reviews)

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Dedicated and Amazing Montessori Teachers in a warm and caring environment.Thank you for providing my children with the best foundation and being part of their learning journey.

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Having inspected the Pre-school and spoken to staff here I can tell that this is a very well run and caring/nurturing place. The children seem so happy !

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This preschool is 100% good at academic, I will send my kids there if academic is the only thing I care. but I will not send the kids there because the teachers put some of the kids' self esteem down and even doing a weird punishment on the kids like put a paper necklace over the neck if the child is crying. I experienced a lot like this when I was in China, but I didn't expect this would happen on my child in this preschool.

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Can't completely express the level of my gratitude and appreciation for the empathy, insightfulness, encouragement, guidance my daughter experienced over the last two years of preschool. It was with a heavy heart from both her and I when saying goodbye on her last day. What stood out was the obvious pure and total love that overflowed and exuded from my daughter as she methodically said her good byes to her educators, individually giving them each a tight and prolonged hug. A wonderful, caring, nurturing preschool. I have been an advocate of the Montessori Method for many years but I cannot recommend this Centre with such committed and dedicated staff highly enough. Thank You for everything!

How Maria Montessori Pre School compares with Wheelers Hill, 3150
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