Junior Toddlers

6 weeks to 24 months

These are small, nurturing environments where the youngest people in our community can feel safe and cared for. Our teaching methods in both the Nido Room and Infant Commuity are based on the Montessori model of care.
Our educators follow the following guidelines:

  • Basic trust in the child to take the lead, explore, and learn on their own
  • Each child should have a place to learn that is physically safe, mentally stimulating, and emotionally caring.
  • Time for uninterrupted play
  • Freedom to roam around and play with other babies
  • Include the child in all caregiving tasks so that the child can become an active participant instead of a passive recipient.
  • Keeping a close eye on each child to figure out what he or she needs
  • To develop good self-discipline, you need consistency, clearly defined limits, and clear expectations.

In both of these age groups, the routine is the curriculum and the curriculum is the routine. Everyday tasks like feeding and changing nappies are good chances to learn and grow in important ways.

In our environments for children under three, there are set times to change nappies (every 2 hours or when needed), eat, and sleep. Meal times are 9-9:30am morning tea, 11:30-12pm lunch and afternoon tea is around 2-2:30pm.

The environment is carefully established with materials and resources from the Montessori Curriculum, which encourages movement, coordination, repetition, communication, sensory awareness, and growing independence.

The Nido Rooms and Infant Community programmes are your child’s first steps on their journey, and they make it easy for them to move on to our Montessori Preschool Program.

TODDLER COMMUNITY 24 – 42 months

Wattle Montessori’s Toddler Community was designed for children between the ages of 2 years and 3.5 years. It is a specialised programme that gives your toddler the best possible experiences in a small, warm, and comforting community.

Our Early Childhood professionals are trained to meet the different needs of our youngest students and to guide and support their individual learning profiles. Our goal is to give parents the tools they need to feel comfortable talking about their experiences as parents and to feel good about how their children learn.

In our Toddler community, the goals of learning are to:

  • Encourage thinking and doing things on their own and on their own terms.
  • Help people get along with their peers.
  • Encourage people to be creative and express themselves.
  • Focus your mind by doing things with a purpose.
  • Give your child a place to learn that will broaden and deepen their experiences and encourage them to explore and learn.

CASA & SENIOR CASA 36 – 60 months

Through experience, guidance, and practise, the Montessori method of education gives children ages 3 to 6 special chances to learn more thoroughly, quickly, and efficiently.

The curriculum lasts for three years. Each year builds on the one before it, with the last year being kindergarten. The activities get more challenging as the child gets older.

In the first year, the child learns to focus, develop a sense of order, and get a basic idea of how to use the many Montessori materials. As the child moves through the second year’s lessons, which they already know from the first year, they gain confidence. The third and final year, a child has mastered the things he saw older kids do, and he or she is given the best gift of all: the chance to be the “teacher” and help the younger kids. The third year of the cycle is the most productive because it brings together everything the child has learned in the first two years and gives him the chance to be in charge.

The curriculum for students in grades 3-6 is split into five main areas: practical life, sensorial, language, math, and cultural. With the teacher’s gentle help, the kids make their own decisions about the things that interest them most.

The Montessori educator is the dynamic link between the environment and the child. They create a calm, organised, and caring environment that helps the child learn and develop the skills that are naturally getting better at this important time of development. All roads lead to independence and being a part of the world.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Develop daily skills
  • Develop their five senses further
  • Help kids get better at seeing, touching, and hearing.
  • Use maths to teach about numbers and their values.
  • Through nature, be able to learn about the natural and social worlds
  • Learn about different people and places
  • Working in groups and interacting with other people