OUR PROGRAMS

At AMIGA Montessori our programs focus on a home away from home environment where each child will feel secure knowing their physical and emotional needs will be met.  Our programs recognise that the early years of a child’s life are among the most important and each day we continuously strive to encourage each child to attempt new and exciting challenges independently.

We have a balanced approach in classrooms to engage young minds with a blend of music and movement, art and crafts, Sports, Yoga and the opportunity to experience group lessons as well as the early education fundamentals and self-help skills they will need as they continue on to 

1 TO 3 YEAR OLD'S

At AMIGA Montessori our program for 1-3 year old’s focuses on preparing the children for their future in the cycle one Montessori classroom. The room is set up in a similar manner to the other rooms with activities displayed and laid out in the Montessori way,

encouraging the children to decide and independently choose what they would like to do.

 

We develop our program around the children’s interests with the support of the Early Years Learning Framework. Montessori activities are introduced and incorporated into the daily program so that the children can move on to the following room with confidence and a familiar environment. We also incorporate music and movement, arts and crafts, sustainability and gardening and outdoor play. 

 

** Please Note : Some of our Centres only offer the 2 to 3 Year program, please check each individual centre for programs offered.  

 

3 TO 6 YEAR OLD'S

At AMIGA Montessori our program for 3-6 year old’s (Cycle 1) focuses on preparing the children for their future in the cycle one Montessori classroom. The room is set up in a similar manner to the other rooms with activities displayed and laid out in the Montessori way,

encouraging the children to decide and independently choose what they would like to do.

 

We develop our program around the children’s interests with the support of the Early Years Learning Framework. Montessori activities are introduced and incorporated into the daily program so that the children can move on to the following room with confidence and a familiar environment. We also incorporate music and movement, arts and crafts, sustainability and gardening and outdoor play. 

Practical Life:

Practical life materials and exercises assist children to refine, develop and coordinate their movement. Children take part in ‘every day’ activities such as pouring, transferring, and sorting activities as well as food preparation, care of self (personal hygiene, dressing activities, grace and courtesy) and care of the environment (looking after the classroom, looking after the garden and pets).

 

Sensorial:

The sensorial materials provide a range of activities and exercises for children to experience attributes such as size, color, shape, dimension, weight, texture, sound and scent. These materials foster a sense of awareness of the environment around them. Furthermore it also enables the child to order, classify, and describe sensory impressions.

 

Mathematics:

In this area, materials are provided to show concepts such as numerical recognition, place value, quantities, addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. Through working with these materials children are able to internalize the concepts of numbers, quantities, symbols, sequences and operations.

Cultural:

The Montessori classroom may also include other materials and resources to cover cultural subjects, such as geography, science, biology, music, history, movement and art. Through presentation of activities within the cultural area children are encouraged to identify, name and classify the things around them.

Language:

Montessori language materials provide experiences to develop the use of a writing instrument and the basic skills of reading a written language. Children are encouraged to express their thoughts feelings and ideas through verbal and written communication. Basic skills in writing and reading are developed through the use of sandpaper letters (loose alphabet letters), and various presentations allowing children to link sounds and symbols.

 

 The Montessori curriculum allows children to develop at their own pace and uses their capabilities and interest as the foundation of the program. The Montessori program is integrated with the Early Years Learning Framework to ensure each of the outcomes are achieved. We also incorporate music and movement, arts and crafts, sustainability and gardening, outdoor play and yoga.  

 

KINDERGARTEN

How does AMIGA Montessori's Kindergarten program suit your Family ? 

Simple choose any 3 days - Our program runs 5 days per week so you can choose any 3 days.

No need to worry about school care holiday program -  Our program runs 50 weeks per year.

We offer three different sessions - You can choose from three different session 6 hour , 9 hour or 11 hours.

CCS - With Childcare Subsidy Kindergarten has become more affordable than ever.

Flexible Option - The CCS hours plus our multiple sessions help provide your family with fexible options.

How does our program prepare your child for school ?

> The Montessori philosophy provides children with an excellent foundation of skills for school

> The Montessori philosophy guides children to become independent, resilient, confident decision makers and problem solvers.

> The Montessori environment is prepared daily to ensure the children engage, learn and develop.

> We offer an individual learning program for each child, we follow their interest and abilities.

> The multi-age grouping provides children with an opportunity to develop their leadership skills.

> Social and emotional development is essential to every child’s success at ‘big school’– our Montessori environment provides them with

   ample opportunities to develop these skills.

> The Montessori materials are specifically designed to develop the WHOLE child.

> The children develop and learn fine and gross motor skills, sensorial refinement, simple and complex maths, language skills

   (pre-  reading/writing) and they even explore the world around them in our cultural program.

How does AMIGA Montessori's provide your child with a memorable experience?

Bachelor qualified teacher and Montessori trained teacher- the Bachelor qualified teacher runs the session alongside a Montessori trained teacher – the extensive knowledge of both professionals is used to prepare your child for school.program runs 5 days per week so you can choose any 3 days.

Additional programs - we offer several Additional programs such as our sustainability program and yoga on a weekly basis and an incursion or excursion each term.

Parent Teacher Conferences - we offer several Additional programs such as our sustainability program and yoga on a weekly basis and an incursion or excursion each term.

Nutritious meals - We offer fresh, nutritious meals daily so there is no need to worry about packed lunches just yet!

Graduation and Annual Concert - Each child who attends our Kindergarten program receives a special graduation book, attends a graduation ceremony and takes part in our annual concert

 

SUSTAINABILITY

Learning about the world around us is a significant part of the Montessori curriculum -the sustainability program aims to develop an awareness of protecting and sustaining our environment. The children are introduced to various topics which provide the children with a better understanding of the world around them and we aim to translate these topics into sustainable practices at the centre.

 

Topics covered include the water cycle, seasonal gardening, reduce/reuse/recycle, minibeasts, animals and their habitats, composting, harvesting and many more. These topics are introduced to the children during circle time and are extended and expanded upon with specific hand-made Montessori materials which the children can utilise during the Montessori cycle. Each centre is equipped with vegetable patches, compost bins and worm farms as well as plenty of space for planting flowers, succulents and more! The children are responsible day to day in planting, watering and maintaining the gardens.

 

YOGA PROGRAM

KIDS YOGA  offers children of all ages a wonderful opportunity to develop gross and fine motor skills, increase focus and concentration and learn breathing techniques for relaxation and increased emotional regulation. We encourage each child to develop a positive self-image, as well as encouraging social development through group play.

Each class will explore yoga through games, music, art, story telling and play. There is a complete absence of judgment and competition, doing a pose ‘perfectly’ or better than another is not the aim of yoga. This encouragement creates an environment where the children can just be themselves, relax and have FUN!

It’s easy to see why yoga has such a large attraction in a demanding and stressful world, it really is an all round go to for the body and mind as a whole. The mission of KIDS YOGA ED is to provide the tools for each child and family to live a FUN,  HAPPY and HEALTHY LIFE.

 
 

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