Playgroup – La Casa dei Piccoli

Maria Montessori believed that the first three years of life are the most fundamental in the development of human beings and their potential. In her own words “Our work as adults does not consist in teaching, but in helping the infant mind in its work of development.” ~ Maria Montessori

It is during this period that a child’s brain absorbs more information from the environment than at any other part of his or her lifetime. Thus the environment and stimuli that we provide for young children to interact with are fundamental for their development, particularly with regard to independence, motor skills and language acquisition.

The Montessori approach for children under three years has a strong emphasis on parent education, on recognition of the parent as prime educator, and preparation of the home environment.

Our playgroup provides an opportunity for children aged 18 months to 3 years and their parents to come together in a specially prepared environment suited to the developmental needs of young children. This nurturing environment with specially designed materials and equipment is calm, ordered and enticing to children to explore and assist them in realising their full potential.

The focus of our program is to help children experience the joy of learning by facilitating their need for independence, order, movement, language and understanding of the world. Through the support and guidance of a facilitator, parents will increase their awareness of their child’s capabilities and need for independence. Parents will grow in their role as nurturing caregivers as they gain valuable parenting knowledge about Montessori principles including what experiences they can offer their child in the home environment.

Session Times

9.00am – 11.00am Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday (limited places available)

Fees are $150.00 per child per term for an 8 week term (sessions start 2nd week of each term) for children aged 18 months to 3 years

There is a 15% discount for second sibling aged 1 – 3 years also attending the session. Up to date immunisation is required.

No fees for siblings under 1 year

For more information contact the school on 93831283 or or  complete and send us the Beehive Montessori School Playgroup expression of interest form