Little Oxford Montessori
18 Trimmer Terrace, Unley SA 5061
Little Oxford Montessori provides a home for children throughout the full spectrum of their early years.
Our community of children ranges from those as young as 6 months of age to those as mature as 6-years-old!
Our name reflects not only our location, with our stunning nature playscape overlooking beautiful Oxford Terrace in Unley, but also the pride we take in implementing a pedagogy that helps each child realise their intellectual potential.
Our physical environments have been carefully designed to ensure a healthy balance of specialisation and integration. We have identified age groups that share specific developmental tendencies and we have lovingly crafted spaces that reflect each of these unique stages. Yet there is also a natural familial flow between these areas, as well as communal shared spaces, ensuring that children are never artificially separated from their peers.
Our younger children have the chance to interact with their elders, aspiring to what they will become, while our older children are given opportunities to be leaders, role models and caretakers for their little friends.
Small Centre with Small Classes
We believe that one of the most fundamental elements of quality care for children is small class sizes. We are committed to creating environments that make children feel like they are gathered with extended family rather than crammed into an institution.
As such, we have intimate groups with small numbers of children and consistent carers.
We benefit from a surplus of space, with the size of the physical environment far exceeding the ratio requried for the number of children we care for. We are proud of our commitment to giving each child a secure, supportive space surrounded by a small number of treasured friends.
The children’s kitchen provides a beautiful home-like environment where they can be involved in food preparation and cooking. The children can safely bake, prepare fruit platters and assist in preparing the afternoon snacks. Prior to lunch the children are involved in the setting of the dining room in readiness for the meal and after lunch the children are responsible for clearing away, washing the dishes and stacking the dishwasher.
Lunch food is not provided by the centre as it is our experience that children most often prefer food prepared from home which caters to the individual and cultural preference of their family. Food to be consumed for lunch is therefore provided by each child’s parents and our children thoroughly appreciate this midday opportunity to reconnect with the feeling of being nourished by a gift from home.
The Learning Journey
Our children progress through a special journey as they grow within our caring community.
Our youngest bubs first nestle in 'Nido'. As they take their first steps, they advance into our 'Piccolo' area. As their bodies build, they bound towards the 'Bambini' space.
Finally, they put the pieces of the puzzle together in our Pre-school program for 3 to 6-year-olds.
Each of these age groups has a dedicated space that caters to their unique developmental needs, but there is also authentic intergenerational integration in our community. Each child knows every teacher, visits each space, and connects with all peers.
We are one family, and we take a holisitc view of each child's overall 'Little Oxford' journey.
Child Care Subsidy (CCS)
We are a registered long day care provider and can process your Child Care Subsidy (CCS). Please contact us for more information.
Our operating hours are from 8am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday.
We welcome you to come and visit us.
- Educational/Development Programs
- Food/Meals Included
- Outdoor Play Equipment
- Sunscreen Supplied
- Sunshades in Outdoor Areas