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Welcome to our Kindergarten Program

At St George Montessori, we provide children entering school age, with a variety of experiences that will help make the transition to school, a positive and smooth experience, through a supportive transition program.

Our extensive school readiness program covers off both social and educational development. To foster children’s coping abilities, social and self-esteem development is critical. The self-esteem of all children is enhanced through attainment of development skills, successful social interactions with peers and adults, opportunities to make decisions and to contribute to the group.

Is is also important to provide opportunities for children to experience writing and reading skills, mathematical and science concepts in their daily program.

Examples from our program include:

  • The development of the concept that written words are actual thoughts set down on paper.
  • Early exercises to practice reading and to gain the concept of a noun, by labeling objects.
  • Reading specially selected or prepared books on topics that really interest the child, such as in science, geography, nature or history.
  • Learning to sound out and spell simple phonic words using movable alphabets.
  • Learning to write by using special tilted upright blackboards.
  • Learning concepts such as addition/subtraction & learning to count to 25.

Mixing ages provides our kindergarten children with opportunities to develop self-esteem, leadership skills and responsibility, giving the children greater social diversity. This is the ‘leadership year’ where they have friends of all ages.

Our staff will provide written information about school readiness and will hold a parent information session at the beginning of the year to discuss and outline the long-term goals for the year. Each of our centres has partnerships with local schools in the community, whereby excursions are held to help familiarise children with the concept of ‘Primary School’.

STEM Activities

As part of our school readiness program, children are introduced to the concept of STEM. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Our STEM activities promote problem-solving thinking, encourages analytical responses and creates interest in this topic. Our Kindy program incorporates STEM through science experiments, computing studies, and mathematical concepts through Montessori resources.

Sample Daily Routine

Centre opens

Breakfast and Free play


Montessori time and Montessori presentations

Morning Tea

Group time/discussion time



Rest Time/quiet time

School Readiness/movement and music/art and craft


Afternoon Tea

Circle time/news/discussion time

Evening Snack/Free play

Pick up/closing

Education for Life


Our MontessorI Approach

The Montessori approach promotes the development of such learning factors as concentration, independence, self-direction, self-confidence, self-discipline, self-esteem, persistence and orderly work habits.


The Montessori Curriculum

In the Montessori classroom, children are given the freedom (within limits) to choose what work they will do and for how long they will engage in that activity.

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Early Years Learning Framework

The curriculum at St George Montessori is child initiated, play based and guided by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).

Explore One of Our Centres

Come see our environment, meet our staff and see why St George Montessori would be a perfect fit for your child.

Develop and learn through fun

At St George Montessori we follow a Montessori-based, child-led approach.

I have a 1 year old and a 5 year old who have been attending for a year now. I can not tell you how much I adore and appreciate all of the wonderful staff.
Kenneth Garcia
My children feel at home in this lovely centre. I can't speak highly enough of the educators, they treat the children like their own. We are very happy with the decision we made to send our children here.
We have been at the Centre for 18 months now and couldn’t be happier. Our Almost 2 year old looks forward to going, and speaks about her educators when she’s not there, which is a great sign that she feels safe and secure in her surroundings. There’s always great communication from the staff and thorough cleaning happening at the end of each day. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend our friends and families to the centre, and know their little ones would be well cared for.
I have to say that I have 2 children ages 5 and 2 and have used various daycare’s in Kindergartens and this is by far the very best I have ever used.
Emma Shook
We have been super happy with the care our daughter has been receiving at St George Montessori Hammondville since we started. From her first day she felt welcomed as the staff said hello and called her to play with them, which makes dropping off so much easier. She has loved all the teachers and her classmates in the Clever Cookies room full of great bonding and learning. We have had bad experiences in the past at other centres where she used to cry so much during drop off and didn't look forward to day care, whereas at St George Montessori Hammondville we have had the opposite. She not only looks forward to her three days there but also wants to go on her days off. She learns a lot of basic skills, the school readiness program is great, and she learns so many creative activities she doesn't want to leave.
Priya Patel
When we started with our son we were unsure about the center as we were new in the area. So thought of trying for couple of months but the journey has been wonderful. It’s been nearly 2 years now and it’s another home for us. He enjoys fully and we are relaxed when we are at work. Caring staff, good food, he is really learning a lot and getting ready for Kindergarten next year.
My daughter has been apart 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.
Both my boys have been attending St George Montessori- Peakhurst for the past few years. I absolutely love the centre, the staff and the care they provide for my kids. The staff are so warm towards myself and my kids. When I enter the centre you feel a warm and safe environment. They always have amazing activities set out for kids and amazing programs. Having my boys in this centre has been such a relief. As a parent I know 100% my kids are taken care and most important my kids love it! Thank you to St George Montessori and the amazing staff for all their hard work and for making the centre feeling more like a home for my kids!
Nina Curumez
My son has been only been attending St George Montessori Peakhurst West for a couple of months but in that time he has thrived and grown in so many ways. He absolutely loves going everyday and always comes home telling us all the fun stuff he did. He adores the teachers and so do we! They are truly caring and loving and I can see that in the way my son runs and hugs them every morning. Knowing that our son is in the best hands is so reassuring as a parent. The centre is beautiful...so clean and equipped with everything needed to fill our son’s day with education and lots of fun! Sending our son to St George Montessori Peakhurst West is the best decision we made.
Erinee Abboud
My daughter loves attending St George Montessori. The learning program is world class and the teachers are passionate about what they do and make everyday interesting and different for my child. I am so happy with the experience we have had.