Thank you for your interest in our Centre. The Centre is open from 8.00am – 4.30pm enabling families to access the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) from Centrelink. All families must register with Centrelink to receive any rebates from the government. Montessori Children’s Centre McLaren Vale Provider/Reference Number is 407 327 546S. Parents should contact Centrelink regarding the Childcare Benefit entitlement.
The Centre is licensed to accept children from the age of 2 for half day sessions only and children aged 3 and over for long or full day positions. Children who are toilet trained (or very close) can attend morning sessions.
We are very proud of our Montessori mixed age range program. Morning sessions run 5 days a week from 8.30am – 12.00noon, a fixed morning fee of $52.00 applies. Full day sessions run 5 days a week from 8.30am – 3:30pm. Lunch for children who come full days is from 12.15 – 1.00pm. A full day fee of $100.00 applies. Parents can choose to access our before (8.00 – 8.30am) and after (3.30 – 4.30pm) session programs which is included in our session price.
Our Centre runs a mixed age range program with children ranging in age from 2 – 5 years old across the Centre. This authentic Montessori program allows the opportunity to offer an uninterrupted 3 hour work cycle from 8.30am -12.00noon, combining indoor and outdoor activities. The mixed age range provides scaffolding for the younger children and an opportunity for older children to become mentors and leaders. This allows for the natural development of children’s skills as they are free to move through the Montessori Curriculum at their own pace.
Half Day Sessions for children aged 2 years up to 3 years are available 5 mornings a week. Families can enroll in any combination of morning sessions as required. Children who attend half day sessions do not need to bring lunch. The lunch routine is for full day sessions only.
Full Day Sessions for children aged 3 – 6 years are available each week day. Minimum session requirements are as follows:
2 years old – 2 half days
3-5 years old – 2 full days
To secure your place on our Waiting List please complete the Waiting List Application with a non-refundable deposit of $50.00 and return it to the Centre.
Please respect the rights of our neighbours and follow the traffic restrictions in the area.
AINSLEY ROSCROW & BERNIE JARVIS