Creating happy, independent learners
Lindfield Montessori Preschool fosters independence, confidence, and self-esteem in a warm and nurturing environment. Our hands-on, ‘whole child’ approach engages children’s curiosity and self-expression while developing real-life skills and respect for self and others.
So much more than just child care
Our innovative, personalised program supports each child’s unique learning style and offers them freedom to explore and pursue their natural curiosity and interests. The results are happy, independent learners with the skills and knowledge they need for Primary school and beyond.
- Toddler Program for 0 – 3 years
- Preschool program for 3 – 6 years
- Provides an environment that encourages independence
- Children grow and learn at their own pace
- Strong social skills development
- Extensive outdoor playground & green space
- Half and full-day options
- Registered to deliver the first year of school, using the NSW syllabuses for the Australian curriculum using Montessori principles and methods
An education for life!
At Lindfield Montessori, we encourage children to develop a love of learning, developing skills that they will carry with them throughout not only their schooling but the rest of their lives. The prepared classroom environment and Montessori materials allow children to learn at the pace that suits them through discovery and the development of problem-solving skills. We invite all prospective parents to come to see for themselves the Lindfield Montessori difference.
In a Montessori school, education is seen as an aid to life and preparation for it. We aim to nurture not just academic achievements, but a whole range of skills such as problem-solving, independence, self-confidence, courtesy, and adaptability. The children are taught across five main domains; sensorial, practical life, language, mathematics, and culture.
Encouraging a love of learning
Montessori is about helping your child find ways to use their creativity and inspire them to do so. We do this by giving them the tools and the foundations to express themselves. Every child is a unique person with creative potential, the drive to learn, and the right to be treated with respect as an individual.
About the Lindfield Montessori Toddler Program
Our Toddler program is for children from 0 to 3 years of age, 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.
About the Lindfield Montessori Preschool Program
We offer a three-year program for children from 3 to 6 years of age. All children attend 5 days per week. For the first two years children attend half days, 8.30am to 12.00pm with the option to enrol in the afternoon program from 12pm to 2.30pm. The 3-and 4-year olds’ afternoon program is booked termly in advance and children are invited to join the program when deemed ready by the Directress. In the third year (the Kindergarten program) children attend five full days per week from 8.30am to 2.30pm. Lindfield Montessori operates for four terms per year.
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.
Staff and parents at Lindfield Montessori recognise each child as an individual learner, with a complex mix of abilities and prior experiences. Curriculum planning is centred on the individual needs of the child. The mixed age group offers many benefits for the child; children inspire each other, older children teach younger children, reinforcing learning. The younger children are in admiration of their older peers and may occasionally teach the older children too. The children in our Kindergarten program benefit from the unique opportunity to be leaders in their school, which builds independence and confidence. The diversity of abilities in the classroom supports unique contributions, which is invaluable for the development of self-assurance.
During the three-year journey at Lindfield Montessori, each child has the opportunity to thrive in the areas of creativity, independence, focus, perseverance, imagination, emotional intelligence and above all, a love of learning. These qualities are achieved through a supportive program that strives to maintain learning, based around the child’s interest and needs. We, in collaboration with parents, recognise that each child’s interests and needs change as they develop, we endeavour to adapt our approach to their ever-changing needs.
Interested to know more?
Come along to our Open Day on Saturday 27th March from 9am to 11am or book a classroom tour. This will allow you to visualise the principles in action and discover the benefits for your child’s development.