Woodcroft Montessori is a Montessori Inspired Long Day Care Centre for children aged 2 months to School age, which promotes an environment of equality, diversity, values, belonging, happiness, security when helping children to learn independently through choosing trying and doing for themselves, retaining the curiosity, creativity and intelligence with which they were born.
We offer specially developed Montessori materials in a prepared environment for children to choose activities that interests them.
Maria Montessori stated that The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences.”
We believe that with close observation from educators and guidance when needed, stimulates and produces development in children and helps them to work towards the five outcomes of learning in the Early Years Learning Framework and The Montessori Framework.
Woodcroft Montessori has a professional and caring group of educators that are all dedicated to the Montessori Way of learning.
Each age group has dedicated educators looking after each room. As well as this every child has a ‘Focus educator’ at the centre whom is particularly responsible for a specific group of children.
Your child’s Focus Educator will keep a profile of your child where there will be observations, assessments, evaluations, work and achievements that your child has done in the centre. This folder is called a Learning Journey and moves with them into the next room and with them when they carry on to their next Learning Journey. At the end of term 1 and 3 there is an opportunity for parents to meet with their child’s focus educator to discuss their child’s progress at a Parent’s Acquaintance night.