Montessori Academy – Croydon Child Care Centre
Welcome to Croydon Montessori Academy. Our Croydon early learning campus delivers Australia’s most comprehensive and fun early education program for children aged 2 – 6 years. We are conveniently located at 57 Edwin Street South next to Croydon Train Station.
Our Croydon educational team apply the principles, practices and learning materials associated with Montessori education to deliver a tailored early learning program for each child that is designed to help them achieve their full potential. Our core focus is on teaching our students the foundational knowledge and skills that will empower them to succeed at school and in later life.
Most unique about Croydon Montessori, is our scientifically based approach to learning that is focused on the holistic development of the child. We believe that every child is a natural born scientist, and that the world is their laboratory. Through hands-on learning experiences, we inspire our students to activate their own “inner teacher” so that they actively participate and embrace education as a foundation for life.
Key Campus Features
Especially unique about Croydon Montessori Academy:
Modern Montessori Education Program
Curriculum covering: Practical Life, Sensorial, Mathematics, Language, Art, Science, Geography and Culture
Full suite of Montessori learning materials
Focus on facilitating each child’s individual development journey
Passionate and highly trained teaching staff
Holistic focus on child development
State-of-the-art facilities with exceptional learning environments
School readiness and transition to school program
Address: 57 Edwin Street South, Croydon NSW 2132
Ages: Two years to six years
Hours: 7:30am – 6:00pm Monday to Friday
Phone: 1300 000 162
Parking: Parent drop off and street parking available
We Provide: Morning tea, afternoon tea, late snack
Learn More About Our Croydon Early Learning Campus
Montessori Education Program
Our Croydon child care centre offers a melded Montessori education program that covers two syllabuses, the Montessori Curriculum, and the Australian Government’s Early Years Learning Framework. Our modern Montessori education program covers: Practical Life, Sensorial, Mathematics, Language, Culture, Geography, Science and Art. As children progress through the Montessori Curriculum, they encounter more challenging learning materials that are appropriate to both age and skill levels. In this way, Montessori education is child-focused, as opposed to teaching at a class level. To learn more about the principles that guide the Montessori education program, click here.
Our Croydon child care campus has two spacious Montessori classrooms that are specifically designed to meet the developmental needs and interests of the children in each age group. There are also two additional learning spaces dedicated to the creative arts and extracurricular activities. Each classroom is fitted out with child-sized furniture, a full suite of Montessori learning materials, and a range of play-based resources to encourage hands-on learning experiences. Another unique feature of our Croydon classrooms is that they are prepared environments. Our Croydon campus classrooms are specifically designed to encourage interest and activity. The Montessori materials are displayed on low open shelves, the classrooms are beautiful, and there is a distinct sense of order. This logical structure encourages children to organise their thinking, progress from easiest to hardest, and absorb learning outcomes at their own pace. In effect, creating the optimal learning environment for children.
Each classroom at Croydon Montessori Academy contains a full suite of authentic Montessori learning materials sourced from Neinhaus and Bruins, the leading providers of Montessori materials internationally. Montessori materials are sensory-based learning tools that are designed to isolate one skill or concept. The materials encourage hands-on learning, independent problem solving, and analytical thinking. Most unique about these hands-on learning tools is that each material is designed with a visual control of error. This allows children to work with the materials and discover the learning outcome through repetition and practice. Working with the Montessori materials teach children how to develop the skills of ‘Executive Function,’ such as critical thinking, collaboration, communication, creativity, independence, and intrinsic motivation.
Our Croydon child care centre offers vibrant outdoor play areas that are bright, expansive, and well resourced. The campus’ outdoor play area is equipped with children’s gardens, dramatic play area, play kitchen, fixed equipment, water wall, tricycles, art area, and sandpit. The outdoor area is set up daily with a range of activities to meet the children’s needs and interests. The students also enjoy a range of extracurricular activities, including: football and soccer skills, yoga classes, dance classes, and munch and move. Extracurricular activities are based on the interests of families in the service.
Our Croydon core team have been working together for more than five years. They are committed to the Montessori philosophy of education, and delivering an exceptional early learning experience, that is based on the developmental needs and interests of each individual child in their care. Our educators seek to implement diverse learning experiences that reflect the Montessori Curriculum and the Early Years Learning Framework. Staff qualifications include: Montessori Teachers, Montessori Trainers, Early Childhood Teachers, Diploma Trained Educators, and Certificate III Trained Educators. To ensure staff are continually learning, and refining their skills, Montessori Academy offers on-site Montessori training, as well as external training courses in Montessori Education and Children’s Services.