Ages: 18 months to 6 years
School Hours: 07h30 to 12h30
Aftercare hours: 12h30 to 17h00
We are a private home-based school in a loving, nurturing and relaxed environment. We are a home away from home in order to make the transition into school more comfortable for little ones. This is a small group where children receive one to one attention, develop independence and confidence, learn at their own pace and reach their full potential. We provide an authentic educational program based on Maria Montessori’s original Philosophy and principles. We accept and respect children from all cultures in our school.
Qualified and experienced staff with first aid training (registered with SACE).
1. Multi -age Classroom
The multi-age class allows children of different ages to experience a community where the different abilities, knowledge and experiences are shared between children in a supportive and caring environment. The older children gain confidence by imparting their experience and knowledge to the younger children.
2. Specialised equipment
Montessori classrooms do not have toys. The Montessori equipment is different to what you may see in mainstream pre-schools. Much of the equipment is specially designed and constructed to allow children to learn how to use it in a simple manner at first, but allowing them to learn increasingly complex uses for it as they become able. The equipment is also self correcting, which allows children to find the answer themselves.
3. Teacher provides guidance
The teacher is a guide, observing the child and assisting them only when needed. She spends time observing and quietly guiding children as they work. She will provide one-to-one guidance to introduce a new activity and assist the child until they have mastered it. This type of instruction is part of specialist Montessori teacher training.
Marilyn Rinquist reviewed Young Minds Montessori School – 5 stars
25 January at 08:56 ·
My son has been at Young Minds Montessori for 2 weeks and already I am starting to see some positive changes in him... Abi and Rita, how could I ever thank you, Rosco has adjusted so well, thanks for the affection and attention you give him, I can see that he is at home with you and for a mom that is really so reassuring to know that your child is happy. Blessings to you ladies.
Lesche Oliver Devis reviewed Young Minds Montessori School – 5 stars
24 June 2016 ·
I'm so please I found this amazing little school!! A school that truly cares about each and every little mind they shape, in the past month my boys have grown not only intellectually but also emotionally beyond belief!! Rita and Abby truly care about children and their education and it shows my 3 year old can't wait to go to school every morning including Over the weekends so that definitely says something about how happy he is at Young minds!