Playgroup operates on Tuesdays from 9am to 10:30am under coordinator Essie Wood. The preferred entry point for playgroup is 18 months old, leaving at three years old.
Playgroup enables children, together with their parents or carers, to enjoy a nurturing environment as their first experience of structured contact with other children. It prepares the way for a smooth transition into our three year old kindergarten program.
Following the Montessori philosophy of early learning, toddlers are encouraged to play, learn, explore and discover using specially designed materials that develop fundamental skills in categorising, manipulating objects, exploring physical properties and more. A key feature of Montessori early learning is "help me do it myself". Playgroup sessions include opportunities for indoor and outdoor play, a shared snack time and stories and songs at the end of the session.
Places are available for anyone in the community, with preference given to those families enrolling into the school or with siblings already enrolled.