About Us

Our Philosophy

Excellent Kids Montessori is different to a typical long Childcare centre — there’s a difference in our passionate educational team that we are very proud of. When you step inside our environment you will be impressed by children working purposefully and happily with each other and with the educators. You will experience the calm and peaceful atmosphere and you will be enthused by a centre which is dedicatedly enthusiastic in teaching your children life skills by using everyday materials; including crockery, stainless steel, wood and on occasions, glass. 

At Excellent Kids Montessori, we endeavor to create opportunities to ensure our children are confident and involved learners by upholding the vision of education and its philosophy as an “aid to life”. Our approach is designed to specifically help children to grow in their life skills during their most formative years— early childhood. 

Excellent Kids Montessori will benefit your children for life, for here we provide a specifically designed learning process to suit your child’s unique development at his/her own pace in a safe, caring and inspiring environment. Our aim is to ensure children have a strong sense of identity by supporting children’s independence. Every room is well equipped with purpose designed resources. Our centre is built to foster creative, innovative and independent thinking, also to instill in them a great love for learning. 

The Montessori philosophy is underpinned by a profound respect for the child. Children at Excellent Kids Montessori learn to respect themselves, others and the environment. These are considered foundation skills. Our learning environment nurtures children’s individual creativities extends their curiosities and inspires them to explore their environment. 

As educators we understand that children’s communication skills are vitally important, and we acknowledge children’s verbal and nonverbal cues as meaningful communication. We strive to ensure children are effective communicators by including languages from other cultures and encourage families from other cultures to participate and contribute within our programs. We aim to provide children with access to a wide range of media and different communication technologies, including iPads and other interactive smart boards to investigate cause and effect, symbolism and engaging in play opportunities. This will, in turn, teach lifelong learning skills that children can make use of and build upon in the future. 

We seek to create a genuine community spirit by building relationships amongst staff, our community, families and children. At Excellent Kids Montessori, we esteem all our connections highly. We feel it’s important to ensure children relate to and contribute to their world. Our goal is to support our families in giving their children the best opportunities to achieve their full potentials. We therefore provide educational sessions to our families and community on a regular basis to allow parents to learn more about Excellent Kids Montessori and the Montessori methodology.
Our educators believe in actively aiding our children’s character development in self-motivation, benevolence and resilience. By ensuring this philosophy is the foundation of every aspect of our centre practices we are safeguarding our children have a strong sense of wellbeing and are happy, healthy and valued members of the community.  


This philosophy was developed in conjunction with management, family and team member feedback in January 2018.

Our Physical Environment

It is the environment that is inspiring and inviting to the children. From the moment you step inside our center, you will notice it is calm, orderly and visually attractive. It is filled with materials and activities that are real life, purposeful and engaging. Activities are displayed on open shelving easily accessible to the children. Our activities are specifically chosen and match the developmental stages of the children in our classes. We are proud of our exceptional indoor and outdoor spaces which are well integrated and available for class activities at all times.

Our Social Environment

We offer multi-age groupings for our children, similar to those in a typical family This enables our children to develop a sense of caring, social cohesion and responsibility for each other and their environment. Our age groupings include the following:

COMMUNITY
 AGE GROUPING
 CHILD:STAFF RATIO
 MAXIMUM 
Nido & Infant House
6 weeks to 2 years
 1 educator to every 4 children
8 per room
Toddler House 1 & 2
  15 months to 3 years 
  1 educator to every 5 children
  10 per room
Junior House 1 & 2
  15 months to 3 years
  1 educator to every 5 children 
  15 per room
Children's House 1 & 2
(KINDERGARTEN)
3 years to 6 years
   1 educator to every 11 children
  22 per room
Where the love  of  learning begins. Providing your child with designed learning experiences.

Our Approach to Time

  

Our day is made up of large blocks of uninterrupted learning time both indoor and outdoor. This allows our children to follow their interests without being rushed and in so doing, lengthens their concentration span.


Each classroom from our infant communities to our cycle one classrooms establishes its own routine to best accommodate the needs of the children at both the individual and group levels. The routine aims to be highly flexible and evolves as the children progress with time and age. The routines are displayed for parents and visitors to view.


Our curriculum combines traditional Montessori Methodology, the Early Years Learning Framework, the Queensland Kindergarten Curriculum and the National Quality Framework.


Our Montessori philosophy is holistic. It invites the child to choose activities at his or her own pace. Our classrooms provide both active and quiet spaces for children to feel free to enjoy their learning experiences calmly and peacefully. The enormous range of equipment and materials allows each child to find activities to satisfy his or her own needs and interests.


Single tables are available, especially in the older work cycles, for such an environment allows the children to work and play uninterruptedly. A unique sense of order within all classrooms gives the children respect, structure, freedom and a sense of belonging.


The Montessori materials are specifically and scientifically designed to enhance the children’s discovery skills and concept development.