Cycle 1

  • The Montessori preschool offers a unique cycle of learning designed to take advantage of the child’s sensitive years between three and six, when they can absorb information from an enriched environment.

    With the aid of a specially Prepared Environment the child develops the skills of concentration and independence in a natural way. The children in a Montessori Classroom are able to learn at their own individual pace. When a child indicates they are ready and interested, the Directress guides them to a new lesson. By pursuing their individual interests in a Montessori classroom, the child gains an early enthusiasm for learning, which is the foundation for all further education.

    The Cycle 1 program is a 3 year program for children aged 3-6. There are 28 children in each room, aiming for equal numbers of 1st, 2nd and 3rd year children.  Children remain in the same class for the total period of enrolment.

    The Centre runs two Cycle 1 rooms, the Fern Room and the Rose Room. Each room has three staff members.  There is at least one staff member with a Montessori and 1 staff member with an Early Childhood qualification in each room.

    At the discretion of the Montessori Directress, children will be extended to do longer days.  In the 3rd year children complete their Prep Year at our centre.  As the program follows the needs and abilities of your child, extended days are offered on an individual basis by the Directress of the room.

    Children completing the Cycle 1 program are eligible to continue on to Cycle 2. 

    Fees for the Cycle 1 program are in the Schedule of Fees Policy.

    Cycle Program 2020

    • Cycle 1 Students
      1st Year
      Monday to Friday
      8.45am to 12.00pm
    • Cycle 1 Students
      2nd Year
      Monday to Friday
      8.45am to 12.00pm
    • Cycle 1 Students
      2nd Year - Extended Days
      Tuesday - Thursday
      8.45am to 3.00pm
    • Cycle 1 Students
      3rd Year (Prep)
      Mon - Thur 08:45am to 3.00pm
      Friday 8.45am to 1.30pm
  • Meet the Cycle 1 Teachers

    • Blydie Meiring
      Directress - Fern Room
    • Angela Underwood
      Directress - Rose Room
    • Lorraine Zardo
      Educator - Rose Room
    • Giovanna Sammartino
      Educator - Rose Room
    • Deepa Prasad
      Educator - Rose/Fern Rooms
    • Christine Delogu
      Educator - Fern/Rose Room
Pricing Schedule


for 2020