Maroondah Montessori Preschool

Maroondah Montessori Preschool

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9:15AM - 3:30PM

About Maroondah Montessori Preschool

Maroondah Montessori Preschool has existed, under various guises, and in a number of locations, since May 1989. It commenced as the Lilydale Child’s Centre in Anderson Street,Lilydale, with a generous parent lending $8,500 to acquire basic equipment to help it get started. In 1993 it moved to Kilsyth, where it was known as Montessori Early Learning Centre (Kilsyth) Inc. until the final move to its current location in Everard Rd, Ringwood Eastin October 1996.

Since its very inception, Maroondah Montessori Preschool has totally relied on the great generosity of time, initiative, hard work and determination of many volunteer parent Committees of Management. Due to a commitment to adhere as strictly as possible to the educational principles espoused by Dr. Montessori, and to deliver a truly authentic Montessori program without compromise, Maroondah Montessori receives no government funding whatsoever.

Children commence the program at the age of 2 ½ years, and attend until the end of the year in which they turn six (ie. for up to 4 years). They attend 5 mornings per week for 3 hours, and eventually also participate in an extended day program for up to 4 afternoons per week as they progress through the program.Maroondah Montessori Preschool employs a very experienced, fully qualified, AMI trained Montessori Directress, Aileen Allen and our experienced Assistant Eunice. The Centre income is derived solely from fees and fundraising activities. With an enrolment of 30 children each year, including siblings, an average of 25 to 28 families successfully fundraise between$10,000 to $12,000 per annum, to keep Centre fees low and to keep such a wonderful program accessible to as many families as possible.

Maroondah Montessori Preschool runs as in incorporated not-profit association and is managed by a voluntary Committee of Management, made up of parents of children who attend.

Getting to Maroondah Montessori Preschool

Everard Road, Ringwood East

Opening hours

9:15AM - 3:30PM

Maroondah Montessori Preschool Reviews

  • Bree Hustwaite - over 3 years ago

    Wonderful school. I highly recommend the Pre-School. The staff are wonderful, the students learn so much. What they learn from the school is invaluable. My eldest is doing so well in primary school now and my youngest still has a few years to go. I will be sad when we are no longer a part of the beautiful community that the school has.

  • Lynda Schulz - over 3 years ago

    A truly authentic Montessori program that values children as self-guided learners. We are very appreciative of the dedication and care invested in our children during our 5 years at the preschool.

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Ringwood East suburb information

Ringwood East is a suburb located in Victoria. There are approximately 10 child care centres in Ringwood East and fees are below the national average.

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