Welcome to the Bedfordview Montessori Baby Centre and Pre-Primary School. We have created a challenging, fun filled, and enriching environment to allow children the freedom of choice. This helps them to develop to their full potential at their own pace, within certain boundaries. Our classes are fully equipped with a variety of Montessori equipment. Our school also features a large outside facility which has a vast selection of awesome jungle gyms, a sandpit, a bike track and a few chickens. BASIC INFORMATION Our classes are vertically grouped; with children of different ages and abilities (ranging from 3 to 6 years) sharing the same dynamic interactive environment. We endeavor to have and/or take in approximately 16-20 children per class, each class having a Directress and an Assistant, in order for each child to receive the individual attention required. We have 5 main areas, namely PRACTICAL LIFE – This is where your child learns how to care for themselves as well as their environment. SENSORIAL – In this area the child’s senses are further stimulated using a variety of different equipment. LANGUAGE – Here the children are given the opportunity to extend their vocabulary, often our older children teach themselves to read and write using the Montessori material. MATHEMATICS – This is the manipulation of carefully graded equipment that gives your child a concrete understanding of numerical concepts. CULTURAL – Your child is exposed to a variety of study fields, such as: Botany, Zoology, Geography, Science, History, Art and Music.