Who We Are
Lindfield Montessori Preschool is a caring, non-denominational learning environment for 3 – 6 year old children of all backgrounds. We believe that education is not only an aid to life, but it should also be fun.
At Lindfield Montessori we promote respect for self, others, the environment and the community as a whole. The educators maintain close partnerships with families and it is through these strong relationships that we all contribute to each child’s learning and development.
We aspire to create an environment true to the Montessori philosophy in which our students will thrive. Our staff are AMI (Australian Montessori International) trained and dedicated to delivering a progressive and integrated Montessori curriculum.
Our Montessori approach to education has been implemented in schools and preschools across the world for over 100 years.
Within the school environment, individualised and independent learning occurs in mixed age classes, where choice of activities, collaborative work and hands-on-experiences are part of everyday learning. These enriching experiences are based on the child’s individual developmental stage and facilitated by their class Directress.
Aims to provide an environment that encourages independence
Provides a prepared environment to cater for the holistic needs of the child
Values family partnerships that are based on mutual respect and open communication
Links the child’s home environment to the classroom environment reinforcing learning and promoting the child's unique and valuable contributions
Our school delivers the NSW Educational Standards Authority (NESA) K-6 Curriculum as well as the outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework
Is registered to deliver the first year of school, using the NSW syllabuses for the Australian curriculum using Montessori principles and methods
Partners with families to provide a safe and nurturing environment where children can be supported as life-long learners.
"...collaborative work and hands-on-experiences are part of everyday learning
Meet our Educators
Our educators use Montessori principles and methods as a guide promoting a link between the child and the environment. The educators prepare the environment using natural, hands on concrete experiences to nurture the child’s ability as a creative, disciplined, motivated and independent thinker.
Our low student educator ratios allow for an individualised program for each child. Through detailed observation, our educators gain an insight into each child’s interests and needs and collaborate as a team to plan individual and small group learning programs.
Principal / Directress
Marina has worked in education for over 20 years, with teaching experience ranging from preschool to Year 12. She has a Bachelor of Teaching (primary & secondary) / Bachelor of Arts / Technology, holds the AMI Diploma in Montessori Studies (3 to 6 years) and the MWEI Primary Diploma in Education.
The lead teacher in a Montessori classroom is traditionally called a director/directress, as their role is to help guide the children in their own learning.
Marina holds a Current First Aid Certificate, including Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
Toddler Group Coordinator
Ashleigh has been working in Early Childhood Education for 9 years, with 6 of those years working in a Montessori early learning environment as an Assistant.
She has completed a Diploma in Children's Services as well as a AMI 0-3 Diploma.
Ashleigh Currently runs our Toddler Program.
Ashleigh holds a Current First Aid Certificate, including Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
Hyun has been working in Montessori Education for over 7 Years.
Hyun holds an AMI 3-6 Assistants Certificate, as well as a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and care.
Hyun holds a Current First Aid Certificate, including Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
Lindfield Montessori Society is a not-profit organisation. Each year a committee of parents is elected from the members to support the school in conjunction with the staff.