Croydon Childcare & Early Learning Centre Near Ashfield

Our Croydon childcare centre is conveniently located at 57 Edwin Street South, Croydon NSW 2132. The Montessori preschool and early learning centre in Croydon caters to ages two to six years, is sun-safe, allergy aware, and has safe drop-off and pick-up parking.

Recently refurbished, our childcare centre in Croydon offers two spacious Montessori classrooms for children aged two to six years. Each classroom is filled with unique educational materials that connect with children’s interests and needs at each stage of development to provide them with the optimal environment for learning.

Beyond the classroom, is an exceptional outdoor play space enriched with a range of gross motor activities to inspire learning through exploration. The playground features climbing equipment, slides, bikes, a dramatic play corner, dress ups, sandpit, gardens, water play, plus so much more.

The team at Croydon Montessori Academy are passionate Montessori educators who personalise the curriculum to suit each child. They observe children’s interests, direct them towards activities suited to their stage of development, and create a positive atmosphere for learning that allows children to discover learning outcomes in their own time.

Book a tour at Croydon Montessori Academy today to meet our team and learn more about the benefits of Montessori education.

About Croydon Montessori Academy Childcare Centre

Directions to Our Campus

Croydon Montessori Academy Childcare Centre
57 Edwin Street South, Croydon NSW 2132

Our Croydon childcare centre is located at 57 Edwin Street South directly next to Croydon Train Station. There is designated drop-off and pick-up parking available on the street.

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Campus Features and Inclusions

Croydon Childcare Centre Key Features:

  • Montessori & EYLF Curriculum
  • Personalised Montessori Education Programs
  • Trained Montessori Educators
  • Full set of Montessori educational materials
  • Munch and Move Program
  • Morning and afternoon tea provided
  • Extra curricular activities
  • Designated drop-off and pick-up parking
  • Sun safe and allergy aware
Opening Hours

Croydon Long Daycare Hours:

7:30am – 6:00pm on Monday to Friday.

We’re open all year round except for Public Holidays and our end of year closure between December 25 – January 2.

Daily Routines

Croydon Childcare Centre Daily Routines

Daily routines provide a consistent pattern of activities for learning time, meals, rest, and outdoor play. This predictability helps children to feel secure and positively influences their emotional, cognitive, and social development. The daily routine for each age group is adapted to meet children’s needs, support emerging interests, and nurture the development of each child’s personality and intelligence.

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What Our Families Say

Croydon Montessori Academy is the best childcare centre in the Croydon/Burwood area. My daughter moved from another centre to Croydon Montessori and she loved it instantly. The playground is spacious and the centre is extremely clean. The teachers in the toddler’s room (Ms Jess, Mandy, Rita, Natasha) care so much about the children and these are the permanent staff that have been with the centre for a long time. What I also love about the centre is the atmosphere here is calm and welcoming and the centre being close to Croydon station (literally 2 mins walk). Despite being next to the station, the running trains are hardly heard inside the centre. The surrounding area also has plenty of all-day street parking which is very convenient for working parents. Highly recommended!

Vanessa Chau / Parent at Croydon Montessori Academy
Montessori Curriculum

Croydon Preschool & Early Learning Curriculum

The Montessori Curriculum offers children five key areas of study: Practical Life, Sensorial, Mathematics, Language, and Culture. Each learning area is made up of a set of Montessori materials that each teach one key knowledge area or skill. Through repetition and practice, children develop a foundational understanding of each material, and master the core competencies within each curriculum area.

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The Child Care Subsidy (CCS)

The Child Care Subsidy is a government payment that reduces families out-of-pocket costs for childcare, including: Centre Based Day Care, Family Day Care or Outside School Hours Care.

Each family’s Child Care Subsidy covers a percentage of the childcare centre’s daily fees. Families pay the gap fee. If you’re new to childcare we recommend that you apply for the claim as soon as possible. For more information, you can visit Services Australia.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Families who are new to childcare and Montessori Education often have lots of questions. It’s important to be informed so you can make the best decision for your child and your family. After all, you’re searching for the right childcare provider to partner with you in guiding and raising your child. We’re honoured you’re considering us and look forward to progressing together!

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Toddler Early Learning Program

Croydon Toddler Program 

The Croydon Toddler Program for ages 2-3 is active, self-paced, and involves learning using all five senses. Children are introduced to the five areas of the Montessori Curriculum, including: Practical Life, Sensorial, Mathematics, Language and Culture, and develop competence through repetition and practice.

Learning goals for our toddlers focus on independence skills, language development, fine motor development, social skills, and essential academic and wellbeing foundations.

Toddler Learning Goals

  • Can identify common objects, body parts, and colours by name
  • Recognises numerals and counts by rote
  • Speaks in sentences and expresses thoughts and feelings
  • Participates in physical activities
  • Ability to use the pincer grip when writing and drawing
  • Shows self-confidence and interacts well with others
  • Distinguishes between sights, smells, tastes and sounds
  • Demonstrates problem-solving skills and shows curiosity
Toddler Program

Preschool Early Learning Program

Croydon Preschool Program

Our Croydon Preschool Program for ages 3-6 offers children a dynamic learning environment where they are empowered to choose their work, follow their interests, and progress at their own pace.

The Preschool Curriculum introduces children to a range of advanced Montessori materials that expand on their knowledge of Practical Life, Sensorial, Mathematics, Language and Culture.

Preschool Learning Goals

  • Formation of individual letters and numbers
  • Recognises numerals and counts by rote
  • Reads simple sentences and constructs phonetic words
  • Can write and recognise their own name
  • Aware of the decimal system, addition, and subtraction
  • Participates in physical activities and follows the rules of games
  • Shows self-confidence and interacts well with others
  • Ability to concentrate and work independently
  • Responds to challenges and demonstrates problem-solving skills
Preschool Program

School Readiness Program

Croydon School Readiness Program

During their final year of preschool, children at Croydon Montessori Academy participate in a comprehensive School Readiness Program that targets core academic competencies and school readiness skills. This ensures children are well prepared to make a successful transition to any type of primary school environment.

The School Readiness Program incorporates a series of workbooks that introduce children to primary school subjects in a traditional learning format. This is complemented by a hands-on approach to teaching school readiness skills such as proper pencil grip, cutting skills, letter and number formation, emotional regulation, following instructions, problem solving, and concentration.

School Readiness Learning Goals

  • Demonstrates independence and self-help skills
  • Ability to communicate and express thoughts and feelings
  • Capable of listening attentively and concentrating
  • Asks and responds to questions
  • Ability to organise work
  • Demonstrates problem-solving skills
  • Ability to choose and respond to challenging activities
  • Shows respect for the classroom and packs away
  • Demonstrates fundamental movement skills
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Enrolment Process

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