Click here to join us for the Summer Holidays!

Welcome to Peaceful Rooms Montessori Centre, where we bring peace into children's lives using the Montessori approach.

We offer Montessori programs for infants and children 0-6 years old, and support parents and early childhood educators to bring peace into the lives of children in their care.

We have a variety of fantastic Summer Holiday programs coming up, and you can join us at an upcoming Open Morning. Online enrolment in our programs and services for 2019 are coming soon!

Here's a quick overview of the children's programs we are currently planning to offer in 2019. We are still finalising details, so there may be changes. Please contact us with any questions or to make requests. We love to know what our families and educators need so we provide the best support!

Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 

9-1pm (1-3pm extended program option) Children's House. Enrolment will be available for 2-6 year olds by application. Children may be dropped off or parents may stay in our parent and infant room. The program aim is the holistic development of the child; a much needed focus in a world that seems to be increasingly pushing young children to develop 'school/academic readiness skills' at such young ages and often does not feel right to parents. This balance in development comes about as a process of the children's engagement in a thoughtfully prepared Montessori curriculum of materials and experiences, within a community of peers, and under the guidance of our specially trained Montessori Teachers and Assistants. Our program may be a perfect alternative to school or child care for families. Fees will be approx $80 per day (government rebates will not apply), with annual enrolment.

Thursdays

9:30-11:30am Montessori Playgroup. Enrolment will be available for birth - 4 year olds. Parents stay with their children and join a community of like-minded families. During the sessions parents and our Montessori Playgroup Guide support the children to explore the materials and experiences we have prepared to support develop motor (movement), language, practical life (care of self and the environment), cognitive (thinking), and social-emotional skills. Children engage at their own pace, while their parents enjoy a cuppa and can discuss child development with our Montessori Playgroup Guide. Enrolment is accepted per term and will be approx $15-20 per session.

We hope to offer family yoga sessions on Thursday afternoons soon.

Fridays (+ 1 of either Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday)

9:30-10:30am Parent & Infant Circle. Enrolment is available for a small number of infants birth - approx 18 months. We have created a cosy room especially for our new parents and their infants to connect together and explore Montessori infant materials safely, with other new like-minded parents. Our Montessori Guide will support parents with information and ideas to aid infant development using the Montessori approach. Enrolment will be approx $10-15 per session and available per term and on a casual basis (subject to availability).

Why Peace?

Fifteen years of teaching young children and guiding the adults in their lives, has taught me well that the single most important factor determining a child's ability to learn and live well, is peace. A peaceful child isn't burdened with negative feelings or limitations in their environment that hold them back; a peaceful child is free to use their environment to become the person they need to be.

Why Montessori?

Maria Montessori's approach to education is a guide for educators and parents to prepare themselves and their environments for children to meet their own needs, and to engage their body, soul, and mind in everything they do. Montessori observed that when environments were prepared this way, children developed to their full potential as nature intended.

As I continue to study and practice with the Montessori approach over the years, I continue to be amazed by how incredibly well Maria Montessori understood the needs of the child. I share simple principles and structures within the Montessori approach to guide adults as they transform their environments and interactions to create peaceful rooms, and in doing so, a peaceful child grows.

x Alana.

Helpful search terms: Montessori playgroup Montessori school kindergarten kindy preschool pre-primary child care long day care alternative music dance art class mums and bubs mother's group homeschool mentoring online training course near Armadale Byford Oakford Darling Downs Kelmscott Roleystone Piara Waters Harrisdale Wungong Mt Nasura Mount Richon Brookdale Cardup Whitby Mundijong Bedfordale Forrestdale Seville Grove Aubin Grove Wandi Banjup Wellard Casuarina Anketell Cockburn Souther River Harrisdale Pioneer Village School Rockingham Montessori Blue Gum Orchard Stepping Stones Byford Community Kindergarten Dale Christian College Jump Carey Baptist College Steiner Waldorf Reggio Emilia Nido