"Help me to do it myself." - Maria Montessori

Kotara Montessori Child Care Centre


Welcome to Kotara Montessori Children's Centre.
We have been nurturing a love of learning and independence for over 25 years.
New purpose-built Montessori Centre catering for children 6 months to 5 years. We are excited to be able to offer to the Newcastle Community the first Montessori accredited program catering for our youngest children from 6 months to 5 years.

Kotara Montessori is the only Montessori Registered child care centre in Newcastle as certified by the Montessori Quality Assurance Council (MQAC).Our passionate and Montessori qualified educators provide the highest quality early childhood education and care.

As we share time and develop relationships with your child, we are committed to providing:

  • Trust in your child to be an initiator, an explorer & self-learner.
  • An environment that is physically safe, cognitively challenging, emotionally nurturing and beautifully presented.
  • Sensitive observation of your child to understand their own unique needs.
  • Consistency of educators, routines and curriculum, all of which contribute to our calm and peaceful environment.
  • Independence for your child in movement, choice and activities.
  • A foundation for secure relationships, enduring curiosity and lasting self-confidence.
  • A sense of welcome for all families and engagement with us as educators.
  • Respect for all human beings and our environment.

The principles and curriculum of a Montessori environment blend perfectly with the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).

The best way to gain an insight into why Kotara Montessori is so special and unique within the long day care environment is to see it for yourself. Submit a waitlist form today so an observation can be arranged.

We look forward to welcoming you to our amazing centre.
"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.