Kotara Montessori has recently completed the first phase of our expansion and we now offer our Bambini Program for children aged 18 months to 3 years. Our second phase of the expansion is currently underway and when completed will allow us to provide a Nido Program for babies from 6-18 months and a second Preschool room. The expected opening time for this expansion is August 2019.
Our new centre is a truly amazing space! The centre has been meticulously designed to flow around our beautiful natural outdoor environment. Classrooms are very open with an abundance of natural light, there is a seamless flow between inside and outside, the colour palette is soothing and blends perfectly with our natural environment.
The large verandas surrounding the classrooms extend our outdoor space to be an area that is useable all year round regardless of the weather. Your child will be able to feel the wind on their face, see the rustle of leaves in our matured gum trees and feel the warm sun on their bodies every day of the year. There is an abundance of natural shade and our playscape inspires creativity through the sandpit, tunnel and garden areas that provide opportunities for a quiet space. When our second phase is complete the children will welcome back their rope swing suspended from a large established tree and their climbing tree. Accessibility to a quality outside environment is an essential component of an authentic Montessori environment.
Children are encouraged to be responsible for their environment and are active participants in caring for our many plants, growing vegetables and flowers, maintaining our worm farm, feeding our birds, raking leaves and sorting our food waste so that our footprint on the environment is minimised.