Welcome to The Montessori Journey

About Us:

The Montessori Journey opened its doors to the children and their families in January 2002 as a Montessori pre-school
for 3 to 6-year old’s.
 
We are a privately-owned family Centre with a contact Director (responsible person in charge) who is also the Licensee.  I am happy to meet with you about any management queries, our Early Childhood Educators, the educational program, your child/ren, the building or equipment maintenance or any other matter relating to the Centre. If you require an in-depth appointment, this can be easily arranged at a mutually convenient time.  Any queries regarding Paysmart or fees can also be directed to the management.  If management needs to consult with a parent about anything, you will either get a phone call, a note in your child’s pocket, an email or personally spoken to while at the Centre. Please contact me for any matters concerning your child or the centre on 07 3396 8800 or email info@montessorijourney.com.au
 
Our Centre offers full and part-time positions.  We also offer a free transitional period, the timing and approach of which will be discussed with you upon enrolment.
 
One of the things that make our Centre different from others is our genuine application of the Montessori program. We offer children a strong foundation for the preparation for their lives ahead. We run a challenging curriculum in a peaceful environment and we strive to offer not only a joyful educational experience for the children, but a supportive school community for the entire family. Our aim is to create a special learning environment that is child-centred and adult-guided where the atmosphere is orderly and calm. Our environment is one where children feel confident to explore and attempt new skills without fear of judgment or failure.
 
Our Centre is very proud to have been nominated for the best educational program in the Bayside where we have either won or been a finalist for the award in Education Training and Tuition continually from 2001 to 2010. The Montessori Journey was very proud to be listed in the Hall of Fame for our consistent achievements.   In 2011 we changed from the above category to Child and Family Services and once again either was a finalist or won the award until they stopped the business achiever awards.


Some other proud moments have been:
 
2010          The centre being asked to take part in the pilot program in the Early Learning Framework which is the new system in the
                  Early Childhood sector throughout Australia.  
 
2010          The centre being nominated and chosen to take part in the Television commercial, radio, posters and brochures for the 
                 Queensland Government for the new Kindergarten program. This was quite an experience for all our families, children and
                 Early Childhood Educators. First viewing of the commercial was in February 2011   
 
2012          We went through the assessments and ratings for the Centre which we were very proud to meet EXCEEDING IN ALL 
                 AREAS. This can be viewed on our website.  
 
2013          Our Centre was approved to run the kindergarten program, please note we follow the kindergarten guidelines within the
                 Montessori environment, our Teachers are fully Qld Registered teachers who are also trained in Montessori. 
 
2013         Our Centre was asked to participate in the 2nd phase of the Television Commercial for the kindergarten program. We were 
                very proud to meet Jay Laga’aia who was the presenter. 
 
2017         Once again the centre was asked to be part with its children to run a Federal Government television commercial for
                families, it was very exciting for all who attended.  


One of the things that makes our centre different from others in the area is our application of the Montessori program. We offer children a strong foundation for the preparation of their lives ahead. We run a challenging curriculum in a peaceful environment and strive to offer not only a joyful educational experience for the children but also a supportive school community for the entire family.  Our aim is to create a special learning environment that is child-centered and adult-guided where the atmosphere is orderly and calm. Our environment is one where children feel confident to explore and attempt new skills without fear of judgment or failure.

The Montessori method uses specialised materials and a philosophy that nurtures the spirit of the child. If we can offer any assistance or provide additional information as you make this important decision please call us and we will answer questions you may have.  For more detailed information on the Montessori method and learning materials used at our centre please visit What is Montessori? and In the Classroom.