Montessori Pre School Melbourne - Buleen, Melbourne The Children's House
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When to Apply
Applications are taken from birth. It is recommended that you apply to register your child early to avoid disappointment. Places are offered in order of receipt of applications.
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Tour Dates
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Further Reading on Montessori
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Montessori Pre School Melbourne

The Kalker Montessori Pre School Centre was established in 1977. It moved to the current premises in Bulleen, Melbourne in 1986. Its name acknowledges the work of Mrs Jean Kalker in promoting Montessori education in Victoria.

The Montessori Pre-School Centre is situated off Thompsons Road, Bulleen, Melbourne on 0.5 hectares of land, opposite Koonung Park, convenient to the Eastern Freeway (Melways Map 32, F10 / 11). It serves children aged from 2.25 to 6 years old from the surrounding areas as well as Kew, Ivanhoe, Camberwell and Balwyn.

The School Centre is non-sectarian and contains a wide mix of nationalities and cultural backgrounds. Past school students have proceeded to a variety of state and private schools.

The Centre is run by a Committee of Management elected from its membership and is responsible to the parent community for all administrative duties associated with the pre school.

The Kalker Montessori School Centre

"The most important period of life is not the age of university studies but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six. The more fully the needs of one period are met the greater will be the success of the next."

Dr Maria Montessori (1870 - 1952)

National Quality Standards’ Rating
‘EXCEEDING’ for all Standards

Our Centre was assessed in August 2012 by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. We are very proud of receiving the rating of “Exceeding National Quality Standard” for every Standard.

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