The Nido Community caters for these children, between 0-3 years of age, with children attending with a parent or carer. The children operate in an environment that is based on respect, developing responsibility, grace and courtesy.
The Montessori classroom is the child’s world and is designed for the exclusive use of children and adults are guests in this Montessori community. The nurturing world within these walls provides the child with many new discoveries and opportunities to develop concentration, build confidence, exercise independence and take responsibility.
The role of the adult in the Nido Community, both teacher and parent, is one of chaperoning the children. We are there to support each child’s independence and the development of concentration skills and we can do this by being quiet and attentive observers. During your time in the classroom, quietly reflect on how capable young children are and enjoy their presence and their work.
The first six years of a child’s life are very important, with the first three years being the key time for orientation.
We have two environments:
Gumnut House has a programme for infants (0-18 months), which is a once per week (minimum) attendance for two hours.
Banksia House runs a programme for toddlers (18 months – 3 years), which is for two and a half hours and more frequent attendance is encouraged.
The Nido Community is available Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 -11:30am. Enrolled participants can book in for their session here.