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Where work and play come together

A unique and engaging learning environment.

Montessori education harness a child’s natural interest in a subject. The fact that the focus of each Montessori exercise is on one educational concept means that children are able to work independently and check their own work.

Academics and knowledge-building are key qualities of Montessori, as is the ability to think creatively and understand the needs of others.

Montessori education builds a child’s capability to become a fulfilled and productive adult able to contribute to the world—at home, at work, and in their community.

Maria Montessori’s observation of human development from birth to adulthood led to an education approach that supports children’s natural development, providing the skills and support to reach their full potential in life.

With a strong emotional, behavioural, and moral foundation, children become motivated, active, and independent learners who are prepared for the real world.

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Montessori Education

Each child is special. Each child is unique. Children can develop without pre-determined rules, but they need individual guidance and educational materials that encourage and promote this development. We believe in personal growth and offer the necessary tools to support this.

Our material meets the demands made by Dr Maria Montessori’s educational method regarding spontaneous learning. This high quality Montessori education provides children with the tools they need to become independent and critical thinkers.

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Practical Life






Commitment and Passion

A specially trained teacher guides the children in such a way that they learn to work independently and with a specific aim.

This teacher creates a ‘prepared environment’ – whereby the educational materials are available to the children in a specifically structured way. A Montessori prepared environment provides a various developmental opportunity for children which includes movement, challenging work, concentration and freedom.

Environment also provided the resources and activities that captures child’s interest and develops interest in purposeful activities requiring concentration and judgement.

“The Prepared Environment Is for Independence and Growth. The first aim of the prepared environment is to render the growing child independence of the adult. This is, it is a place where he can do things for himself – live his own life – without the immediate help of adult.Therefore the environment is the place where the children are to be increasingly active and the teacher is increasingly passive.”

Maria Montessori, Her Life and Work

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Why Choose Hoppers Crossing Montessori Centre

  1. Home-like Environment

    Children are comfortable and confident in their home, feeling safe and secure to explore and learn.

  2. Culture of Honour

    We aim to help all people that come into contact with Hoppers Crossing Montessori Centre to feel Significant, Appreciated and Understood.

  3. Orientation Process

    Makes the process of you and your child settling into care with Hoppers Crossing Montessori Centre that much smoother.

  4. Quality Educators

    Highly qualified educators, including Montessori-qualified Directress, Early Childhood Teachers and Early Childhood Educators. We believe that educators play a huge role in quality child care & delivering Montessori program.

  5. State of Art Building

    State of Art building with high ceiling & a lot of natural light in all rooms. Modern , well-ventilated classrooms, Nienhuis (AMI approved) materials / furniture throughout from Netherlands.

  6. Digitally equipped

    Digitally equipped processes in place like sign in / out, statements, weekly updates of children in Storypark TM

  7. Customised Outdoor Area

    Customised outdoor area for fun and learning

  8. High standard Meals

    High standard of Nutritious meals.

  9. Quality Program

    We are committed to providing a learning environment of the highest quality using Montessori philosophy and principles as the foundation.

We are dedicated to the care and education

Our Educational Programs

Unlike traditional classrooms, Montessori learning program are designed to fit the specific needs of each child’s stage of development. Learning is all about the activity and independence of the child to find out what they need at each particular moment. The Montessori approach provides children with enduring intellectual capabilities, achieved through the framework of social and emotional learning.


Babies develop very quickly during the first year of life & each baby develops at their own pace. Some of the development milestone we work on them are engage in plays , reacts & respond to them, making them more settled in eating and sleeping patterns, explores objects, sounds recognition

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Nursery 3-12Months


The first three years of life are the most fundamental in the development of human beings and their potential. It is a period when the core of personality, social skills, and human values are developed. An understanding of the child’s development allows Montessori environments to meet the needs of the infant and foster a sense of belonging, independence, and language acquisition enabling children to feel able and capable

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Toddlers 1-3Years


Between this age, Maria Montessori called this environment Casa dei Bambini (Children’s House). Having created the foundations of their personality, three-year-old children arrive in the prepared environment ready to develop and perfect their abilities.

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Pre-Kindergarten 3-4Years


The Kindergarten program at Hoppers Crossing Montessori Centre applies the Montessori Method which is a child-focused educational approach that is based on scientific observations of child development.

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Kindergarten 4-5Years

Children need healthy, wholesome foods

Healthy Food for Growing Children

By eating family-style and serving themselves, children learn about making healthy choices and the connection between food and community.





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Centre Information

Our Philosophy  |  Our Values Parents Say 

We believe children learn by building on the knowledge they already have – primarily exhibited through play. Teachers help children learn by creating a rich environment to explore via exciting educational activities.

Hoppers Crossing Montessori Centre Videos

Video Hoppers Crossing Montessori Centre

Montessori education builds a child’s capability to become a fulfilled and productive adult able to contribute to the world—at home, at work, and in their community.

Video Prepared Environment

A Montessori prepared environment provides various developmental opportunities for children which includes movement, challenging work, concentration, and freedom.

Video Practical Life Example

The purpose of the Practical Life exercises in a Montessori classroom “is not a practical one; Their aim is to assist development”.

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