welcome toEchoes Montessori
Every question and comment is important to us, no matter how simple or complex, so if you can’t find the answer you’re looking for then please don’t hesitate in contacting us.
Is there a Waiting List
Echoes Montessori is a part of the SA Montessori group of much-loved centres, which are are usually full with a robust Waiting List of families who are waiting to join us. We know it can be disappointing to discover that you may not be able to join us immediately, but we are told that we are worth the wait!
Join our Waiting List.
We have a $75 non-refundable Waiting List Fee.
Siblings of children currently or previously enrolled with SA Montessori are able to register to the Waiting List for free.
Unfortunately we are never able to guarantee families an eventual position but we run our Waiting List ethically and conscientiously.
To learn more please download our Enrolment Process information.
What are the Tuition Fees?
Our fees are as follows:
$135 per day for children under 3 years
$130 per day for children over 3 years
Our fees are structured according to age to reflect the differing costs associated with these ages, including (but not limited to) the increased number of educators required to satisfy the legal educator-to-child ratios for younger children
Payable via ‘Debitsuccess’.
Fees are eligible for Child Care Subsidy (CCS).
A bond (equivalent to 2 weeks fee) and a $145 Enrolment Fee are payable upon enrolment.
To learn more download our Fee Information
What is Echoes Montessori's Quality Rating?
Echoes Montessori is rated as Meeting the National Quality Standard.
Can I Visit Echoes Montessori?
We feel visiting in person is the best way for you to get to know us. Simply complete the contact form on this page – or email firstname.lastname@example.org – to make an appointment for a tour.
Please note that we are mindful of Covid-safe practices when arranging and hosting tours, so please contact us to learn more about our current protocols.
What Qualifications do the educarers have?
Does Echoes provide food?
Does my child need to be immunised?
Yes, to fulfil our obligations to provide a safe and healthy environment for employees, children, families and visitors we do require evidence of adherence to the nationally recommended vaccination schedule as a prerequisite for enrolment and as a condition of continuing attendance. Please download our Immunisation Policy for more information.
All of our educators are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
Is there a Uniform?
How are my child's sleep needs supported at Echoes Montessori?
Some children require a sleep during the day. In general we encourage the children to acknowledge their own need for a rest or a sleep and we allow children to do so whenever they are ready.
The babies sleeping area utilises the beautiful and inviting ‘Kaylula’ cribs. These are safe and comfortable baby beds without bars.
Toddler and Pre-school rooms use individual stretcher beds. With the exception of the babies, each child who may require a sleep is required to have a set of linen that is purchased at enrolment and stored for use at the centre.
What is the Orientation Process?
Where is Echoes located?
We are located at 85 Smart Road, Modbury.
Parking and access are available from the secure undercover car park beneath our building (additional spaces are available in the rear carpark).
Is it normal for me to feel nervous?
We understand each journey is unique so we will work with you to create the perfect plan to make this transition as secure, comfortable and happy as possible. If you are not ready for your child to attend full days immediately you are welcome to arrange an early collection time so that your child can gradually transition into the routines of our Preschool day.
A child’s first steps into the world set them upon a pathway that unfolds towards their future. We believe that there is nothing more important than giving each child the most solid and secure foundation for these early explorations. We have created a nurturing community where we can support your child’s natural instincts to connect, explore and grow!
Yet Echoes Montessori is even more than an exceptional early learning environment; it is a home away from home in a unique intergenerational village. We share our land, and our lives, with the residents of the Encore apartments for independent retirement living. Intergenerational engagement is embedded into our program, allowing our children to develop meaningful connections with their elders. Our name and our logo represent our belief that the influence and inspiration of our elders ‘echoes’ through the generations and is carried forward into the future. We are connecting the children who have just entered this great world of human thought with those who have the most experience in it. We truly believe that we are ‘better together’.
Echoes Montessori benefits from its position within the Encore apartments community. This vibrant village hosts a variety of facilities to support the holistic well-being of residents, children, families and staff members alike. Our children tend to the urban farm and learn about food preparation at Poetic Justice Cafe. They visit the gym for physical activities and pop into the library to read with their elders. We benefit from the presence of allied health partners providing wellness services such as physiotherapy. The Community Hall provides the perfect setting for parent-child groups and parent education events. To top it all off, Linear Park is just a few steps away!
Montessori From The Start’ is the name of the specialized program designed for the needs of the Infant & Toddler community, being children from 6 months to 2 1/2 years. This program has been developed to provide the youngest members of our community with a level of care, attention and personalisation that reflects the dynamics of a home environment as closely as possible. Our approach is informed by the latest research in infant development and neuroscience and incorporates world-renowned practices in care and education.
The Infant and Toddler community functions in rooms that have been safely and carefully furnished to cater to their growing developmental needs. The ‘Nido’ room houses our youngest babies who need the closest support from our educarers, and they progress to the ‘Bambini’ room when they have developed greater levels of independence.
It is not a requirement that children attending the Pre-school program have first been members of our Infant & Toddler community. Our goal, however, is for ‘Montessori From The Start’ to ideally provide the first steps on a child’s ongoing Montessori journey. We therefore aim to help our youngest children to transition smoothly into a Montessori Pre-school program. An obvious continuum for a child who has completed the ‘Montessori From The Start’ program is for them to remain at Rosemont House Montessori and complete their pre-school program in a familiar environment. However some families may take the opportunity at this stage to enrol their child at another of our SA Montessori pre-schools. Transferring from our ‘Montessori From The Start’ Program will give families a status of priority at all of the SA Montessori centres. (All placements are subject to availability).
Our Pre-school program is as nurturing and personalised as our Infant & Toddler environment but with an emphasis on supporting the burst of energy and curiosity that drives the child between the ages of 3 to 6. This is an inimitable age with an unparalleled potential for learning. The pre-school age child maintains the absorbent mind of the toddler, that allows effortless but deep learning, but develops a new sense of focus and purpose. Any parent of a pre-school child knows that this is an age of questioning, exploring and discovering. It takes a special program to keep up with this intrinsic energy, and that is exactly what we offer. The Montessori Curriculum offers an enriched program for learning and exploration as children work at their own pace discovering their place in the world. Our Montessori program is delivered by qualified Early Childhood trained teachers and Childcare Professionals. Our aim is not only to provide your child with the foundation skills for all future learning but also to ensure that we create happy childhood memories of feeling valued and loved.
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Our LEADErSHIP TEAM
At Echoes Montessori we are proud of our innovative “Leadership Team” model. This approach combines the wisdom and expertise of two passionate professionals and creates a democratic committee of leaders who guide the direction of the centre and mentor their colleagues.
What Parents are Saying
“Ella is a beautiful educator, absolutely incredible with the children. Always in a positive mood for them, singing, playing, dancing. I know it can be exhausting in this job but she is never slacking. She is clearly very passionate about her job and my children loved being in her care. She was also so welcoming to myself every time she would see me even after we moved on from Nido.”
“I’m so happy that we get to watch Nathaniel thriving at Echoes – I just wish we had known about Montessori for my older children too. The teachers have made such a difference, I can see them bringing out the best in him and helping him to enjoy learning. Any interest in opening a primary school so we don’t have to leave?”
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