Lilliput Village Montessori
193 Portrush Road, Maylands SA 5069
The Montessori philosophy offers a powerful understanding of how precious the early years of a child’s life are. A parent is given only one opportunity to provide their child the best possible foundation for life. It is with this in mind that we can assure you that Lilliput Village Montessori is a very special place for young children. A deep sense of respect for the child is our inspiration in preparing nurturing educational programmes that will enhance each child’s unfolding pattern of learning.
Lilliput Village Montessori is the beautiful outcome of a unique journey – the butterfly that emerged from a metamorphosis! The close-knit teaching team and high-quality Montessori program of Lilliput Village originated at Babthorpe Montessori Preschool. Babthorpe operated for many years on the grounds of a primary school but the time came for our community to grow. Taking a big step forward (and moving a little way down the road!) allowed us to embrace the autonomy of an independent setting, design our dream landscape for our stunning village garden, and facilitated the growth required to invite toddlers into our learning environment through our specialised ‘Montessori From the Start’ Bambini program for 2 year olds.
Our stunning outdoor environment seamlessly blends the ‘best of both worlds’ by emphasizing connections with nature while also reflecting our urban setting. Lush greenery surrounds a series of small ‘shops’, cubbies and stalls that make up our little ‘village’. We are so committed to immersion in the natural world that our children eat outside in our ‘al fresco’ dining area whenever the weather permits.
Lilliput Village Montessori has a family friendly focus where parents feel valued and supported as they entrust their children into our care. We aim to always keep parents informed about our programs and to offer ideas, encouragement, support and information to assist parents in their immeasurably important role of shaping the lives of their children.
Our core philosophy is the Montessori method of education. The Montessori pre-school program is a continuum of learning during a child’s early years. The teaching materials are sequential and build skills to match each child’s individual pattern of development. The program can be likened to a jigsaw puzzle with various pieces of the puzzle representing each separate learning experience. In the year prior to a child starting school, the last pieces of the puzzle come together as the final challenges of the Montessori equipment are introduced. Just as the picture would not be complete without the previous pieces of the puzzle, so it is with the Montessori resources that challenge and build upon previous levels of achievement. We encourage all children to complete their full cycle of learning by staying with us until they graduate into Primary School. The Montessori curriculum perfectly reflects the principles, practices and outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework.
Lilliput Village Montessori provides high quality education and care. To achieve this, we employ qualified staff who can offer the expertise, experience and the educational pedagogy to nurture the important developmental stages of a child’s early years. Adriana Francescangeli is the Pedagogical Leader team of teachers who are passionate and committed educators. Creanagh Callaghan provides the leadership and broad vision that underpins and unites our community as a whole. We understand how important it is for children to have primary care-givers who provide excellent role modelling through quality use of spoken language, gentle and consistent guidance, and most importantly, genuine warmth and respect. Lilliput Village Montessori provides this nurturing environment and our children feel valued, respected and safe. We pride ourselves on having a stable, cohesive team of dedicated professionals. The friendship and respect our staff display for one another transfers to our children and families. Our children feel valued and safe. Long-term, trust based relationships are a feature of our Lilliput community.
- CCB and CCR Approved
- Educational/Development Programs
- Outdoor Play Equipment
- Sunscreen Supplied
- Sunshades in Outdoor Areas