Child's Motto:  "Help me to do it Myself"

Children's House Montessori preschool is a privately owned 'home away from home' nestled in the beautiful Blue Mountains at Faulconbridge.

Our school has 29 enrolments per day and offers a full Montessori programme with extended day.

Children are enrolled from 2.9yrs - 6yrs as long as they are toilet trained.

Children can attend our 3 day program (Mon-Wed), 2 days program (Th/Fri) or a full 5 day program (M-F)

We are an approved centre and parents may be eligible for full Chidlcare Benefit (CCB) and  Childcare rebate (CCR)

Parents who are studying may also be entitled to JET payments.

Contact Centrelink for more information.

We are open 49 weeks per year. Daily hours are 8am - 4pm

 

Aim of Children's House Montessori

Our emphasis is on the development of:

* Self Esteem

* Independence

* Social Responsibility

* Individuality

* Self Motivation

* A love of learning

* Grace & Courtesy

Who was Maria Montessori?

Maria Montessori, born in Rome in 1870 was the first female medical graduate of the University of Rome. In her medical practice her clinical observations led her to analize how children learn, how they build themselves from what they find in their immediate environment.

In 1906 she accepted a challenge to work with a group of 60 children of working parents in Rome. It was there that she founded the first  Casa dei Bambini or 'Children's House'. What ultimately became the Montessori method of education was developed there. Based on Montessori's scientific observations of these children's almost effortless ability to absorb knowledge from their surroundings, as well as their tireless interest in manipulating materials.

Every piece of equipment, every exercise, every method Montessori developed was based on what she observed children do naturally by themselves, unassisted by adults.

Children teach themselves. This simple but profound truth inspired Montessori's lifelong pursuit of educational reform, methodology, psychology, teaching and teacher training - all based on her decision to furthering the self creating process of the child.

Maria Montessori died in Holland in 1952, but her work continues throughout the world.

 

 

 

7-9 St Georges Crescent, Faulconbridge, New South Wales | 02 47515991