The Montessori curriculum offers your child an environment with a rich and varied program to enable them to develop at their own pace. The Montessori curriculum is divided into 5 core areas of investigation;

Practical Life

This gives the child the opportunity to practise the skills of everyday life and helps them develop skill of concentration and co-ordination. It is often the starting point for your child’s journey within the Montessori Approach. It allows the child the time to become confident and capable and promotes skills to develop participation in caring for the environment, ourselves and others.

Sensorial

The word sensorial is derived from the word “sense”. Reflecting on the concept of the Montessori Absorbent mind, the sensorial materials allow your child to build on skills of classification, order and sequencing using all of their senses to explore.

Maths

The mathematic materials give us the opportunity to introduce math concepts in a concrete form. It allows us to build the foundations for later maths work. This hands on approach with quantities and numbers allow the child to see and feel abstract ideas.

Language

From the moment the child is in a Montessori environment they are exposed to language experiences. We aim to promote and develop these skills through various group and individual interactions. Other materials allow us to gradually build on verbal and nonverbal communication, writing and reading.

Culture studies

Geography, history, biology, botany, zoology, art and music are introduced to help are friends develop their understanding of the world and allows them to express their ideas and thoughts in multiple creative outlets.


All early years centre 0-5 are governed by the Early Years learning framework which identifies principles, practices and outcomes to support our work with children. We plan for each individual child using the Montessori approach to embed a sense of Belonging, Being and Becoming through the 5 learning outcomes.

  • Children have a strong sense of identity.
  • Children are connected with and contribute to their world.
  • Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
  • Children are confident and involved learners
  • Children are  effective communicators.

The Montessori Method and the Early Years Learning Framework mould beautiful together in order to provide a more holistic and meaningful approach to education.

 Project Work

Although we base our approach and philosophy on the Montessori Method Of Education, we are also mindful that we are a long day care and provide care for both older and younger children. Montessori is a 3 hour work cycle which runs in the morning, however we aim to provide intentional learning spaces and interests throughout the whole day. From our combined experiences and knowledge as educators we represent these explorations using “Project work”.

This concept is very much evident in the Reggio Emilia approach which has common fundamental components similar to the Montessori Method of Education and the Early Years Learning framework. It brings together a child centred approach with an emerging curriculum.

We choose to document this work using projects. When we say project we think of a collection of work gathered from the educator, families or resources. It allows us to make our journey and investigations visible. Projects evolve using these areas and it is a usable document to support learning and development.

Our curriculum aims to provide a collection of experiences and documentation of your child’s time here with us in Montessori Childcare Mount Hawthorn & Mount Claremont.