Montessori Academy – Victoria Park, Zetland Child Care Centre
Welcome to Victoria Park Montessori Academy, an exceptional Montessori early learning and long day child care centre located on Level 5 East Village, 4 Defries Avenue, Zetland NSW 2017.
Our Victoria Park child care campus is proud to deliver a modern Montessori education and preschool program for children aged six weeks to six years. Most unique about Victoria Park, Zetland 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.
Our role as educators is to provide our students with the educational support, learning environment, and tools they need to master the knowledge and skills that will help them achieve their full potential. Ultimately, our goal is to activate each child’s own “inner teacher” so that they actively participate and embrace education as a foundation for life.
Key Campus Features
Especially unique about Victoria Park, Zetland Montessori Academy:
State-of-the-art facilities with exceptional learning environments
Intensive school readiness and transition to school program
Convenient and central location with easy access to Sydney City, the Inner West, and Eastern Suburbs
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
Address: Level 5 East Village, 4 Defries Avenue, Zetland NSW 2017
Ages: Six weeks to six years
Hours: 7:30am – 6:00pm Monday to Friday
Phone: 1300 000 162
Parking: Parent parking available on site
We Provide: Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, late snack
Learn More About Our Victoria Park, Zetland Early Learning Campus
Montessori Education Program
Our Victoria Park 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 Victoria Park child care campus has five vibrant, spacious, and well-resourced 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 Victoria Park classrooms is that they are prepared environments. Our Victoria Park campus classrooms are specifically designed to encourage interest and activity. The Montessori materials are displayed on low open shelves, the classroom is 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 Victoria Park 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 Victoria Park child care centre offers two vibrant outdoor play areas that are bright, expansive, and well resourced. There is a separate outdoor play area 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. Victoria Park Montessori Academy’s outdoor play areas are equipped with children’s veggie gardens, two sandpits, fish tank, dramatic play areas, tricycle tracks, construction area, balance beams, gross motor activities, and climbing hills. Each 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, dance, animal shows, and munch and move. Extracurricular activities are based on the interests of families in the service. The seamless integration of engaging classrooms, and oasis-like outdoor play areas, offers children the ideal place to imagine, learn and grow at their own pace.
Our Victoria Park core team have been working together since the centre opened in early 2015. They are committed to the Montessori philosophy of education, and delivering an exceptional Montessori early learning experience based on the developmental needs and interests of the children 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.