Nido & Bambini

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This is a small nurturing environment catering for the youngest members of our community. In both our Nido and Bambini rooms our pedagogy is very much guided by both the principles of Montessori as well as Magda Gerber’s Educaring approach and model of care.

“We not only respect babies, we demonstrate our respect every time we interact with them. Respecting a child means treating even the youngest infant as a unique human being, not as an object.” Magda Gerber

Our educators are guided by the following principles:

  • Basic trust in the child to be an initiator, an explorer, and a self-learner
  • An environment for each child that is physically safe, cognitively challenging and emotionally nurturing
  • Time for uninterrupted play
  • Freedom to explore and interact with other infants
  • Involvement of the child in all care activities to allow the child to become an active participant rather than a passive recipient.
  • Sensitive observation of each child in order to understand their needs
  • Consistency, clearly defined limits and expectations to develop positive self-discipline

In both these age groups the routine is the curriculum and the curriculum is the routine. Daily routines such as feeding and nappy changing are opportunities for meaningful learning and development.

There is no set nappy change, feeding or sleeping time in our under three environments – we are very much guided by each child’s own routine which is then incorporated into our daily rhythm.

The environment is carefully prepared with materials and resources from the Montessori Curriculum which encourages movement, coordination, repletion, communication, sensory awareness and ongoing independence.

The Nido and Bambini programs provide the first steps of your child’s journey and allows an easy transition into our Montessori Preschool Program.

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Hear From Our Parents

Montessori has been such a wonderful experience for my son. They are very supportive and think outside the square. There is so much learning and instilling independence.
Such an amazing centre. All the staff are amazing. Such a welcoming environment. Lorcan has come leaps and bounds ahead in so many areas since starting here. So glad we chose Kotara Montessori to give Lorcan the best start
Kotara Montessori staff have a kind and caring nature and are very considered in the way they work with the children. We especially appreciate how they support our child’s emotional wellbeing.
We’re so happy with Kotara Montessori. Alessandro has settled in so quickly and all the educators are lovely and make him feel welcome every week.
The staff are lovely and caring and The classrooms are neat and tidy and have well cared for Montessori materials, a great example of how Montessori can be incorporated into a day care setting.
Kotara Montessori has provided a nurturing, gentle and supportive environment in which my children have thrived both socially and emotionally.

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