Our Toddler program is open to all families in the area and is a wonderful way to get started in Montessori with your little one. A parent attends the program for one morning per week with a specific age group. As with the 3-6-year-old environment, the 0-3 is a prepared environment of activities reflecting the Montessori philosophy to meet the needs of the child.
Parent education is also an important aspect of the program, to learn about your child’s development, and linking your home environment to the Montessori philosophy.
Classes run one day a week, from Tuesday to Thursday from 9:00am to 11:00am. Each class is organised into age groups.
Term 1: Tuesday 9th February - Friday 26th March
Term 2: Tuesday 27th April - Thursday 17th Jun
Term 3: Tuesday 20th July - Thursday 11th September
Term 4: Tuesday 12th October - Thursday 2rd December
"...a prepared environment of activities..."
We offer a three-year program for children from 3 to 6 years of age from 8:30am to 12pm. We follow the AMI standard of children attending 4-5 days per week.
When your child is settled, the Directress will offer the option to enrol in the afternoon program from 12pm to 2.30pm.
A Montessori 3-6 year environment is created to match the developing needs of the children as they pass through this rapid period of amazing self-construction focusing on hands-on learning in both individual and small group lessons. The Montessori curriculum is designed to support social, creative, language, mathematical and physical development while fostering individual interests through science, geography, biology and more. Every material in a Montessori classroom supports an aspect of child development complimenting the child’s innate interests. Children can learn through their own experience and at their own pace.
"...rapid period of amazing self-construction..."
Kindergarten at Montessori
During the third year at Lindfield Montessori Preschool (the Extended Day program, which aligns with the NSW Kindergarten curriculum), children attend five full days per week from 8.30am to 2.30pm. Lindfield Montessori operates for four terms per year, roughly following the NSW school term dates.
Lindfield Montessori Kindergarten program follows the NSW Education Standards Authority Kindergarten Syllabuses. Our specialised program combines both the NSW Kindergarten Syllabus with the Montessori methods for children in all the key learning areas; Mathematics, English, Science, Creative Arts, HSIE (Geography and History) and PDHPE.
The child now consolidates their knowledge gained from the first two years applying a high level of critical thinking. They are emerging abstract learners; their imagination is beginning to shape from their past experiences and they use creative thinking and problem solving instinctively.
As the child transitions into the Kindergarten year they are proud to be the leaders of the school. Their confidence grows and their knowledge is consolidated as they can take on the role of helping younger children, explaining concepts and sharing ideas. We encourage this independence and continue to support and guide the child for further education.
If your child is turning 5 prior to 31st July, or will turn 6 at any time in the year, they will be eligible to be a part of our first year of school program (kindergarten).
"...imagination is beginning to shape from past experiences..."
Out of Hours
Before school care runs from 7:30 to 8:30am.
A nutritional breakfast is provided.