19 Joanne Street, Kotara, NSW 2289
Welcome to Kotara Montessori Children's Centre.
Kotara Montessori Children's Centre provides an outstanding education and care program for young children aged 3-6 years. Our centre is different to typical long day care centres, a difference our passionate educators are very proud of. When you step inside our environment you will be greeted by children working purposefully and happily with each other and educators, you will feel the calm and peaceful environment and you will see an environment that is beautifully presented using every day materials you will find in your own home, not plastic.
In August 2015, Kotara Montessori Children's Centre was proudly awarded our Registration Certificate by the Montessori Quality Assurance Council (MQAC). This Montessori Quality Certification gives parent's confidence that our Centre is providing authentic, quality Montessori Programmes and experiences. Kotara Montessori Children's Centre is the only Montessori Registered Certified child care centre in Newcastle. A true Montessori program is not something which can be inserted into another program or performed for a few hours each day!
Kotara Montessori Children's Centre provides an authentic Montessori environment following the principles and curriculum of Maria Montessori. These principles blend perfectly with the Early Learning Years Framework (EYLF). Our centre actively supports the Montessori Australia Foundation and their quality accreditation process.
We welcome your interest in our centre and look forward to meeting with you and your family soon.
"Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment."
The Montessori program emphasises learning through the senses to encourage brain development and complements the early stages of development.
Through a structured and scientifically designed curriculum, the renowned Montessori approach encourages children to become aware of the importance of the contribution they make to the world through peace education, social responsibility and how to take care and protect our world (eco friendly education).
The Montessori Method encourages freedom with limits and sets children up for success in making positive choices. Children desire independence and freedom to discover life on their own but need boundaries to help them feel safe.
Montessori classrooms provide a prepared environment in which children are free to respond to their natural tendency to be active and productive. We encourage the children's innate passion for learning by giving them opportunities for spontaneous, purposeful activities with the guidance of our trained, caring staff.
If you are interested in future enrolment you will need to register your child's name on our waiting list. Please access the "contact us" tab to download a Waitlist Form. You can email or post this to us. Kotara Montessori enjoys an excellent reputation within the Newcastle community. Our Centre operates at full capacity from the start of each year with limited vacancies arising throughout the year. Early Waitlist registration is essential.