Exmouth Montessori Playgroup
Exmouth Montessori Playgroup is a program for parents and children aged 0-4 years. Inspired by the Montessori method children choose materials and activities at their own pace within a specially prepared environment, supported by their parent and guided as needed.
So why Montessori?
Research shows that "across a range of abilities, children at Montessori schools out-performed those given a traditional education." Social skills and behavior noted as some of the biggest differences along with a better sense of community, more prepared for reading and math, and significantly more creative. Read the full article here.
We do not structure the child's use of time. We structure the environment instead. Parents are encouraged to allow their child the space they need to feel independent in the environment, whilst maintaining supervision.
We offer are a wide variety of Montessori appropriate toys and materials, practical life activities, opportunities to engage in real work in the environment (food preparation and cleaning), and arts activities. Children are welcome to move freely throughout the environment making choices about what they would like to do, with whom, and for how long. Both parents and Montessori consultant are their to support them and maintain peace and order in the environment for all to enjoy. At the end of each session we invite the children to tidy away and enjoy a short group time including songs, games or stories, before singing “goodbye” in our familiar way.
Infants are also very welcome members of our group and are well catered for in their early development with Montessori infant grasping materials, movement activities, and mobiles.
Attending Montessori Playgroup is a great way for parents to get to know other Montessori families in the area, learn more about the Montessori approach, and feel supported in their parenting from week to week.
HOW TO ENROLL:
In order to join us at Montessori Playgroup each family needs to join The Montessori Learning Center. This provides each family with the basic skills and knowledge needed to continue practicing Montessori during Playgroup and outside of Playgroup sessions.
Please use the button below to enroll in The Montessori Learning Center (if you're not already enrolled) before booking any Playgroup Sessions.
We will be trailing a casual basis this term rather than a set schedule. This also means that there will be a casual payment system. You have two options to join us:
1. Pay $15 fee on arrival to each session.
2. Or purchase 8 sessions upfront for $100 (save $20). These can be used during any of the 4 terms.
Please use the button below to purchase 8 Playgroup Sessions. You will receive a punch card at your first session.
*Maximum of 10 children in each playgroup session to ensure that each child and parent get the best guided learning experience as possible so make sure to get in early!
*Each family is required to be enrolled in The Montessori Learning Center before joining us in any Playgroup sessions.
* Infants under 6 months old attending the same program as a sibling will not be charged. To receive this discount and enroll an infant sibling please email Holly@thistoddlerlife.com.
* Enrollment fees are not refunded due to change in circumstances or change of mind, and partial term enrollments are not offered.