Welcome to Smart Start!
Smart Start is an exciting education program for children between the ages of 2 yrs and 5 1/2 yrs. Most children start when they are around 2.5 years of age and we take a few children per day who are between the age of 2 1/2 yrs and 3 yrs. The program has been running at the Onslow Park Tennis Club in Shenton Park since 2004, where we found an abundance of parents who wanted more than just childcare for their children, but a place where their child’s natural curiosity and desire to learn was encouraged and taken advantage of! Our name spread and so did we, opening in Swanbourne, Mount Lawley and Karrinyup. We aquired a single purpose builiding in West Perth on Thelma Street and we opened at the beginning of 2017, combining Mount Lawley and Swanbourne into it, running 7.30 -5.30pm. We follow Maria Montessori's motto, "follow the child", and are always looking for opportunities to enrich each child and recognize their individuality. We are dedicated to creating a learning environment, which encourages the child's natural curiosity, independence, and intellectual development, so that they will develop their full potential and grow into capable and confident, well rounded children with high self-esteem. Our past and present parents will agree that there is no other childcare option in Perth if you are looking for an early learning program that really prepares your child for school, gives them a huge academic advantage and starts them on a path to really successful life long learning. Almost all child care centres claim to have an educational program, but you must visit one of our centres to really see what your preschooler can achieve when learning is made fun and provided by highly qualified and experienced educators.
Don’t settle for just childcare, make the most of this critical phase of your child’s development and provide them with an environment that takes advantage of their natural curiosity and desire to learn.
- Mixed age groups so your child can develop at their own rate
- Educational program created and managed by qualified early childhood teachers
- Qualified Montessori Educators at all centres
- Asthma, Anaphylaxis and First Aid trained staff in all centres
- Small classes and high educator to child ratios
We incorporate yoga, music, dance, sports. art, craft and LOTE lessons so that your child can get a comprehensive range of activities, all with the stability of being able to do it in one familiar location with all their friends!
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Please watch some of our videos for ideas on how to get your child started and to gain a better idea of how we teach the children. This will give you a good idea of one of the key ways we differ from your average childcare centre. We don't just have vague claims of an educational program, we have really well thought out steps and strategies to give your child an easy path to learning success. Parent Involvement