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Montessori Playgroup

"Absolutely amazing playgroup and big kids class! We loved our one with Peaceful Rooms and Alana and miss it dearly! Alana has the patience of a saint and her attention to detail is spot on. She's so caring and knowledgeable that I learnt so much from her myself. My kids loved it too!" - Rebecca

"We feel very grateful to have fallen upon this wonderful Montessori playgroup; welcoming, refreshing & certainly inspiring! My 10 month old absolutely loves exploring & learning so much in the wonderful inviting environment. Thank You Peaceful Rooms." - Ashley

"I am so thankful to have found this wonderful Montessori Playgroup! Alana is very welcoming and it's a beautiful, calm atmosphere for not only the children but for the Mumma's as well." - Kristin

"We are enjoying it so much and love the community connection too. I can’t say enough good things and feel very grateful we found you." - Claire

"Fantastic Playgroup. I started this playgroup with some basic Montessori knowledge, and Alana was always great at helping me figure out how to teach the kids to use the toys/activities/jobs. Peaceful Rooms playgroup is great safe space for newbies like me and those who have used Montessori as a model for educating their children from a newborn stage. The space is beautiful and the other mums are so friendly. I love it and will keep coming back." - Leigh

"Alana has created a peaceful and relaxed environment where the children are free to explore the activities and Montessori materials at their own pace. My two year old son looks forward to playgroup every week and is always engaged during the session. It has also been an opportunity for me to learn more about the Montessori approach." - Janis

"I feel for H it's a great space and that there are plenty of things to stimulate his growing wee brain. I think J is settling in the more we come. I find there are plenty of age appropriate activities for him, and thank you for going out of your way to put an extra pouring activity out. I also just wanted to say thank you for making us feel so welcome at playgroup, we are really enjoying it and it's been a great introduction to Montessori." - Katherine

"I think you've created a warm and inviting environment and the care you take certainly shows. To compare, I've been to other playgroups that are so hectic with little care shown, it's not enjoyable. So we are grateful to have found this group." - Tessa

"Amazing group of families. Alana provides a safe and nurturing environment for children to play and learn. We love our new playgroup" - Dani

"Great atmosphere, great company. My 1 year old boy loves his days at Peaceful Rooms spending time with me and learning the jobs. The sandpit and outdoor space is his favourite. A great way to meet some lovely parents too." - Teena

"Really starting to see the benefits from the Montessori Playgroup. L's counting has improved & he has learnt to slow down when thinking & counting. K is very practical & very inquisitive about exploring the world... Just wanted to provide you with some feedback on how we are seeing the benefits." - Tammy

"We both really enjoy the playgroup, you've set up a really lovely space for everyone." - Amy

"H and I had a great time! It's so relaxing and H just loved it!" - Melissa

"We had a great time. The kids really enjoyed it. Normally they are quite shy and clingy at other playgroups but there were happy to do their own thing..." - Catherine

In-Home Consultations

"It's amazing when you find your village again. So grateful to Alana Holmes for giving up some of her time to come and do a home consult yesterday. It has helped so much I can't even explain the difference that it's made. Big things happening with miss 3 and it's helped me re-focus. Not just any playgroup when you get amazing help like this." - Rebecca

"We are both finding pack up much easier...it's working so well. She is much more engaged with her toys now. Thank you very much for all your advice." - Carolyn

"We use the strategies you suggested in varying ways regularly and they've helped her enormously so thank you!" - Jessica

"Thank you so much for coming around. That was very informative and insightful. It was a pleasure to meet you." - Erinne

"Thanks so much Alana and please the more advice the better! I will definitely take on board what you have said..." - Amy

"Thank you again for the very helpful advice, tools and suggestions. It is still a work in progress but I'm willing to give it a good go." - Anasina

"The Great Lessons were a great idea. Thank you! I'm so grateful for you introducing me to Montessori and the Cosmic Lessons! He has absolutely loved it." - Carly

Adult Learning Programs

"Alana Holmes thank you for the online course... Really makes a lot of sense... I can see now...how the sequence of tools and materials is so important." - Dani

"Thanks again for the fabulous info session you ran last year. The committee are considering how we may be able to utilise your expertise again this year." - Emma, La Casa Dei Bambini Montessori Playgroup

"I thought your talk last night was really interesting and the analogy of the shoe basket was a perfect example of following the child. I explained it to D when I got home!" - April, La Casa Dei Bambini Montessori Playgroup

"I love your notes each week." - Michelle, Stripy Zebras Junior Education Centre

“I really enjoyed it. It's got me wanting to do more reading about the Montessori philosophy and there are certainly some elements of what I've learned so far that I would love to implement at home. It was definitely well worth attending the session.” - Janine