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We invite all families to attend an orientation process before commencing at our centres, which is focused on the individual needs of each child and assists them to adjust into a new environment.

For some children it may be helpful to start the child with shorter periods of time in care, starting with half days for the first few days, than gradually increasing to a full day.  We encourage parents/careers to bring their child, and stay for a few hours with them at the centre before commencing their first day. Ongoing, open communication with families provides a valuable support framework for new children settling in.

What to Bring

Each day your child will need the following:

  • At least 2 full sets of clothes, including socks clearly labeled
  • A jacket for the colder weather
  • Comforters such as a dummy if necessary
  • Bedding
  • Hat
  • Water bottle

Please label all items with your child’s name.

Other items for nursery aged children may be required; your Centre Manager will be able to provide you a list upon enrolment.

If you have any further questions, our friendly Centre Managers will be able to answer your questions


Arrivals/Pick up

Upon arrival, families will be assisted to sign in their child on the ipads in the foyer, find their child’s locker and accompany your child into the room. The room leader will settle the child by offering breakfast if it is early or introducing them to an experience in the room. It is important to always say goodbye to your child at drop-off and re-assure them that you will be back later in the day to pick them up. This helps them have a sense of security rather than quickly dropping them off.

Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety is when the child is distressed when their parent (or loved one) departs. Children’s adjustment into the childcare centre may vary. Some children take only a day or so to feel at home, whilst other children may take several weeks or months. Try not to worry if your child is not settling. It is a new experience for both of you and one, which must be handled consistently. Always feel free to phone or to talk the staff about your child’s day. It is important to create a trusting relationship with your child, so please do not assume that your departure will be less painful if you leave while your child is busy with an activity. Always say goodbye and tell them that you will be back in the afternoon to pick them up. Give them hug and kiss before departing. Our Educator’s will also communicate via our Kindyhub app where you will be able to receive updates and photos on how your child’s day is progressing.

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Sun Smart

Our centres takes care to protect children and team members from direct exposure to the sun. This is extremely important as children are very vulnerable to the damage of UV rays. Our centres abides by all state regulations and the child care building code about the amount of manufactured and natural shade available in our playground. Shade structures are maintained and regular maintenance checks and safety checks are conducted as required, initiated by each centre manager. We recommend that parents pack clothing for children that will protect them from the sun, including a hat, longer sleeved t-shirt and loose clothing that covers most of their body (eg no midriffs or bare backs). We also ask that parents apply sunscreen to their child upon arrival at our centres. Sunscreen can always be found in the entrance/foyer of each of our centres.

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.