Parent and Toddler Playgroup

The Parent Toddler Program is an enjoyable two hours specifically designed to cater for your child’s increasing desire for independence and enthusiasm for learning. This program offers a wonderful opportunity for parents and carers to experience and share the Montessori philosophy of education with their children.

Our welcoming, enriching and orderly prepared environment is specially set up to foster your child’s growing independence, with child-¬sized furniture and specialised Montessori equipment that caters for this stage of development.  All activities are prepared so that children are given the opportunity to explore and discover the environment and use the materials with minimum adult assistance to develop trust in their own capabilities.

The sessions are led by an experienced Montessori guide who provides responsive, individual attention as your child deals with positive experiences as well as frustration. Children attend with a parent or carer from the time they are walking independently, typically from 15 to 18 months until they turn 3.

The parent and toddler program focuses on five key developmental areas:

Sensory and perceptual development
Self-help, practical life skills
Language skills
Physical and motor skills
Social and emotional growth
This program offers parents and carers an opportunity to:
learn about Montessori education - discussion on topics like sleeping, eating, toileting, behavior and lot more.
learn to guide their child in keeping with the Montessori philosophy.
observe and understand the changing needs of their child with the help of an experienced Montessori educator
engage with other parents 
Session Times: 
Sessions run Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 9.15am to 11.15am. Cost is: $400. Please note that we do not offer casual classes or split bookings. This class is for children who are walking independently and confidently (typically 14/16 months) until three years of age.  

Term dates for 2018
Term 1: Monday 5th of Feb - Friday 13th of April (10 weeks)
Term 2: Monday 30th April - Friday 6th of July (10 weeks)
Term 3: Monday 23th of July - Friday 28th of September (10 weeks)
Term 4: Monday 14th of October - Thursday 20th of December (10 weeks)
 $40 per session 
Location: Headland Montessori ELC Building 49, 33 North Head Scenic Dr, Manly, NSW 2095
Term 4 - 2018 - now open: 

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phone - 02 9002 0680