Montessori Academy – Glebe Child Care Centre
Glebe Montessori Academy is an outstanding Montessori child care and early learning centre located in the beautifully refurbished Church known as ‘The Abbey’ on Bridge Road, Glebe. With onsite parent parking, and easy access via bus into Sydney CBD and the Inner West, our Glebe campus offers immense convenience combined with an exceptional early learning program.
Offering Montessori long day care for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, our Glebe child care centre utilises custom-designed learning spaces to provide children with an exceptional early learning experience. With the perfect blend of prepared Montessori environments, outdoor play, and hands-on learning experiences, our Glebe campus will provide your child with the best educational foundation during the critical development stage that occurs from 0 – 6 years.
Most unique about Montessori Education, is our scientifically based approach to learning that is focused on the holistic development of the child. Every child is a natural born scientist, and the world is their laboratory. Our role as educators is to provide our students with the learning environment, materials, and support they need to explore and master the knowledge and skills that will pave the way for their future successes. Our ultimate goal is to activate each child’s own “inner teacher” so that they actively participate and embrace education as a foundation for life.
We look forward to meeting you and taking you on a tour of our beautiful facilities that combine children’s play oasis with prepared Montessori learning environments.
Learn More About Our Campus
Address: 158 Bridge Road Glebe NSW 2037
Ages: Six weeks to six years
Hours: 7:30am – 6:00pm Monday to Friday
Phone: 1300 000 162
Parking: Designated parent parking available on site
We Provide: Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, late snack
Key Campus Features
Especially unique about Glebe 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
Our Glebe 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 Glebe child care campus has four spacious Montessori classrooms that are specifically designed to meet the developmental needs and interests of the children in each age group. 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 Glebe classrooms is that they are prepared environments. Our Glebe campus classrooms are specifically designed to encourage interest and activity. The Montessori materials are displayed on low open shelves, in their curriculum area, and in order from simplest to hardest. This ordered structure encourages children to organise their thinking, progress logically through the Montessori program, and absorb learning outcomes at their own pace. In effect, creating the optimal learning environment for children.
Each classroom at Glebe 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 Glebe child care centre offers two vibrant play areas that are vibrant and well resourced. Glebe’s outdoor play areas are equipped with a wooden cubby house, slide, rock climbing wall, children’s veggie patch, composting worm farm, tricycle track, gross motor activities, mud kitchen, and sandpit. The Glebe campus also offers an indoor play area that incorporates dramatic play, construction area, games environment, art and craft, and home corner. There are two separate indoor and outdoor play areas for Infants aged 0 – 2 years, and Toddlers and Preschoolers aged 2 – 6 years. This separation allows children to explore and develop at their own pace within the safety of an outdoor learning environment that is specifically tailored to their stage of development. The students at Glebe also enjoy a range of extracurricular activities, including: ball skills, yoga classes, and munch and move. Extracurricular activities are based on the interests of families in the service.
Our Glebe core team are committed to the Montessori philosophy of education, and delivering an exceptional early learning experience 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, developing, and refining their skills, Montessori Academy offer Montessori and Children’s Services courses on a monthly basis.