Montessori Academy – Smithfield Child Care Centre

Welcome to Smithfield Montessori Academy. Our Smithfield early learning campus delivers Australia’s most comprehensive and fun early education program for children aged six weeks to six years. We are conveniently located at 71 Oxford Street, Smithfield, in close proximity to St Gertrude’s Catholic Primary School, and Smithfield shops.

Our Smithfield child care campus is proud to deliver an innovative Montessori education program that applies the principles and practices of Montessori in a modern educational setting. 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 Smithfield Montessori, is our scientifically based approach to learning that is focused on the complete 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.

$0 Enrolment and Waiting List Fee

Enrol or Waitlist Before 30 November 2017

Redeem $0 Application Fee Offer

To redeem Smithfield Montessori Academy’s $0 Enrolment and Wait List Fee Promotion, please click the enquire now button, and a member of our Family Care Team will be in touch with you shortly. This offer only applies to families who submit their Enrolment Kit or Waiting List paperwork to Smithfield@montessoriacademy.com.au by 30 November, 2017. The $0 Application Fee will only be accepted for families looking to enrol between now and 28 February, 2018. The $0 Waiting List Fee Promotion is applicable to all expected start dates.

Key Campus Features

Especially unique about Smithfield 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

Contact Details

Address: 72 Oxford Street, Smithfield NSW 2164
Ages: Six weeks to six years
Hours: 7:30am – 6:00pm Monday to Friday
Phone: 1300 000 162
Parking: Allocated parent car park on site and street parking available
We Provide: Morning tea, afternoon tea, late snack

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Montessori Education Program

Our Smithfield 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. Smithfield also offers a tremendous range of excursion-based learning experiences to truly immerse children in their local community, such as library, school, and art gallery visits. To learn more about the principles that guide the Montessori education program, click here.

Classrooms

Our Smithfield 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 Smithfield classrooms is that they are prepared environments. Our Smithfield 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.

Montessori Materials

Each classroom at Smithfield 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.

Outdoor Play

Our Smithfield 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. The campus’ outdoor play area is equipped with children’s gardens, fixed play equipment, tricycles, art area, mud-kitchen, gross motor activities, dramatic play area, natural grass, trees, and sandpits. 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, that may include: football and soccer skills, yoga classes, dance classes, and munch and move. Extracurricular activities are based on the interests of families in the service.

Educational Team

Our Smithfield 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.

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