Engadine Childcare & Early Learning Centre

Our Engadine childcare centre is conveniently located in the quiet residential surrounds of 52 Waratah Road, Engadine NSW 2233. The Montessori preschool and early learning centre offers nutritious catered meals, is sun-safe, allergy aware, and has safe drop-off and pick-up parking.

Featuring a heritage single-story design, our childcare centre in Engadine offers five spacious Montessori classrooms for children aged six weeks 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, are two exceptional outdoor play spaces enriched with a range of gross motor activities to inspire learning through exploration. The 0-2 outdoor space features gardens, a sandpit, climbing equipment, boat, soft spaces, slide, water play, and plenty of room to crawl, walk, and run. In the 2-6 outdoor spaces, children have access to train climbing equipment, slides, bike track, dramatic play corner, dress ups, soccer field, sandpit, gardens, water play, plus so much more.

The team at Engadine Montessori Academy are passionate Montessori educators who personalise the curriculum to suit each child. Educators 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 Engadine Montessori Academy today to meet our team and learn more about the benefits of Montessori education.

About Engadine Montessori Academy

Directions to Our Campus

Engadine Montessori Academy Childcare Centre
52 Waratah Road, Engadine NSW 2233

Our Engadine childcare centre is located towards the end of Waratah Road next to St John Bosco Parish and Catholic Primary School. We’re adjacent to Dunlea Centre.

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Campus Features and Inclusions

Engadine Childcare Centre Key Features:

  • Montessori & EYLF Curriculum
  • Personalised Montessori Education Programs
  • Trained Montessori Educators
  • Full set of Montessori educational materials
  • Munch and Move Program
  • Nutritious catered meals prepared fresh daily onsite
  • Extra curricular activities
  • Designated drop-off and pick-up parking
  • Sun safe and allergy aware
Opening Hours

Engadine 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

Engadine 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

My eldest son has been at Montessori Academy Engadine for nearly 3 years, and my youngest started a couple of months ago. We absolutely love the centre because of the educators and the separate outdoor areas and large, clean rooms. I love that the staff turnover is very low, and that the educators who cared and taught my eldest son in the baby room, now care and educate my youngest son 3 years on. The communication and support from the Centre Manager, 2IC and the administration team is great and they are always happy to answer any questions or concerns that I may have. Overall, I would wholeheartedly recommend this centre to anyone for their children.

Eliza Clark / Parent at Engadine Montessori Academy
Montessori Curriculum

Engadine 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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Infant Early Learning Program 

Engadine Infant Program

Our Engadine Infant Program provides children aged 0-2 with a nurturing environment full of opportunities for learning through movement, exploration, and connection.

Learning goals for our infants focus on movement skills, language development, developmental milestones, fine motor development, social skills, and the joy of every child.

Infant Learning Goals

  • Uses simple gestures to communicate
  • Explores objects in different ways
  • Chooses an activity and packs it away
  • Plays alongside others
  • Knows the names of body parts, colours, and shapes
  • Beginning to use one to two word phrases
  • Demonstrates independence skills such as self-feeding
  • Achieving physical development milestones such as crawling, walking, climbing and jumping
Infant Program

Toddler Early Learning Program

Engadine Toddler Program 

The Engadine 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

Engadine Preschool Program

Our Engadine 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

Engadine School Readiness Program

During their final year of preschool, children at Engadine 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
School Readiness

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