6 wks to 2 yrs
2 yrs to 3 yrs
3 yrs to 5 yrs
Be the first to know when a spot comes up.
The children at St George Montessori Peakhurst South have a holistic learning experience through a wide-ranging program.
Following the Montessori philosophy, sustainability is embedded throughout the program. The children collect eggs from the centre chickens, learn about recycling and tend to the vegetable garden. They are encouraged to play in nature and care for the world around them.
The broader program makes the most of the strong connections the centre has with the local community. The children visit the local nursing home and welcome emergency services visitors into the centre along with other community-based events and excursions.
Other programs include cooking classes and optional extra-curricular activities include Happy Feet and F.A.S.T Soccer.
My daughter has been a part of the St George Montessori Peakhurst family for the past 4 years and I would not have it any other way. As a parent, my priorities were to ensure that my daughter is at a fun, dynamic, nurturing, educational and happy place and St George Montessori has proven to be just that!
The centre is immaculately maintained both inside and outside and the staff are friendly and encouraging to the children. From the minute you walk in, you are greeted with warm smiles by staff members who truly treasure and love the kids.
They go above and beyond to provide a safe, nurturing and supportive environment and I am continuously pleased with the remarkable progression in my daughter’s development both cognitively and socially. This is because the teachers always effectively plan, implement and immerse the children in activities that stimulate their growing minds and this helps prepare them for school. I have loved working in partnership with the staff who send daily feedback about my daughter’s progress and reflection of her day, to ensure they support her wellbeing and learning.
At St George Montessori, we strive to provide the highest quality care and early childhood education for all children and families at our service. Our main objective is to help children reach their maximum learning potential and learning outcomes, while belonging, being and becoming unique individuals.
We believe that quality early childhood experiences at home and in early learning centres are critical in contributing positively to the children’s development and wellbeing.
Together we work in partnership with families to ensure a respectful loving, safe and nurturing home like environment, working collaboratively towards achieving all learning outcomes. At St George Montessori, we treat everyone with respect and dignity regardless of their gender, cultural beliefs, socio-economic status or ability.
Our classrooms are designed with real and purposeful activities, to support the child’s learning. Children are constantly encouraged to freely explore their surroundings and to stimulate their learning by connecting with the natural world and growing into active members of the community. Our interactions, experiences, activities, routines and events, planned and unplanned, that occur in our prepared environment, is designed to foster all children’s learning outcomes and wellbeing.
Our primary aim is to provide your child with the building blocks and foundations for good life-readiness and independent experiences, within a safe and home like nurturing environment, with strong relationships being formed between the carer, child and parent through open communication and trust.
St George Montessori Peakhurst South team
The curriculum at St George Montessori Peakhurst South combines the Early Years Learning Framework with the Montessori approach. The children learn practical life skills along with sensory development activities. To support their transition to school the curriculum also includes literacy, numeracy, science, geography and art.
The preschool children, aged 3-6 years, also participate in an extensive school readiness program. The classroom is designed to support them in preparing for their transition to school with an interactive whiteboard and computers for doing school-based activities.
I am very passionate about the Montessori method of teaching. Montessori provides an environment to allow the children to develop a love for learning. We believe children learn from real life, hands on experiences that foster their development. Over the years at Peakhurst, we have created a home-like environment for our children and families where we welcome everyone with open arms. Our team are passionate about getting to know each child individually, to foster their development, meeting their individual needs and to challenge them daily. Being creative is something I really enjoy and making beautiful environments for our children to learn, grow and explore.
Corinne, St George Montessori Peakhurst South Centre Manager
The onsite chef prepares all meals for the children everyday, often using centre-grown eggs and vegetables. The menu is nutritious, filled with wholesome meals that will nourish and fuel the children for their daily adventures.
The children also participate in the NSW Health Munch & Move initiative to learn about the importance of physical activity and healthy eating.
Care for children under school age, on premises especially built or adapted for early childhood education and care services. Private operators, local councils, community organisations, employers and non-profit organisations may run long day care centres.Occasional, Casual or Flexible Care
Occasional, Flexible or Casual Care Services provide short periods of care for children under school age. Families can access Occasional, Flexible or Casual Care on either a regular or casual basis a variety of reasons including, shift or part-time work, respite care, crisis and emergency care, shopping or attending appointments.Pre-school / Kindergarten / Prep
Pre-school is a planned educational program for children in the years before a child commences school. Children are usually aged between 3 and 5 years of age. Pre-school may take place in a range of settings including a purpose built building, in a community setting, a school, as part of a long day care centre or a mobile or visiting service.
In January 2012 the National Quality Framework (NQF) came into effect across Australia.
The purpose of the NQF is to improve and standardise the quality of child care through a range of measures including better staff to child ratios, higher staff qualifications and an assessment and rating system designed to promote continuous improvement.
Under the NQF child care services are assessed and rated against the National Quality Standards (NQS).
The NQS measures the quality of early childhood education and care in Australia. It will cover
most long day care, family day care, preschool/kindergarten and outside school hours care services.
Under these standards child care services will be assessed and rated against the seven quality areas, 18 standards and 58 elements that make up the NQS.