Infant Program (Ages 0-2 years old)

At St George Montessori we offer nursery aged children 0-2 years old, a program with a wide variety of learning experiences utilising the Montessori approach to education. The focus of the infant/toddlers environment is fostering basic trust in the child by providing a safe and loving home like environment.

In the infants and toddlers room we allow the child to develop according to his/her own natural growth pattern and have the freedom to create his/her own personality.

Experiences are designed to promote the development of social skills, emotional growth, and physical coordination as well as cognitive preparation for future intellectual and academic endeavours. Our classroom environment is adaptable to the physical needs of the children, both in the size of the furnishings and in the opportunities for motor development.

Montessori materials and equipment are especially designed to provide opportunities to help little muscles develop coordination, helping the child gain independence and self esteem.  Special attention is given to the development of expressive and comprehensive language skills, motor and sensory development as well as mastering skills of every day tasks which will lead to greater independence.

Infants Daily Routine

Below is a sample of a routine of the infants room. These timings and activities can change per centre due to different opening times and programming.

TimeActivity
Centre opens
Breakfast and Free play
MorningGroup time and Montessori program (art and craft)
Morning Tea
Music and Art activities
Outdoor play
LunchLunch
Rest Time
Afternoon Tea
AfternoonGroup projects/Outdoor Play
Evening Snack
Pick up/closing

*Nappies will be changed as needed and are checked at regular intervals throughout the day.

*All bottle feeding will be on individual child schedules as well as rest/nap times.