Please email for availability for 2020. We don't have places currently available for 2019.
Rachel is an Early Childhood Teacher who has specialised in Montessori. Rachel also has a bachelors degree in commerce and accounting, is a viola, violin and piano player and leads the music lessons with the children, while accompanying them on the piano.
Sunitha has a International Teachers Diploma from MCI London specialising in Montessori Pedagogy. She has many years experience teaching in Montessori classrooms all over the world as well as a performing arts background.
Penny has worked in the industry for many years, both here in Australia and in the UK. She has three of her own children and is a diploma trained Montessori teacher. She has taught all over the world as well as specialised work with children on the Autism Spectrum.
Jenny has a degree in Social Science, majoring in Children and Family Services. She is also a dance teacher, specialising in Jazz, Contemporary and Hip Hop.
Joyce is a diploma qualified teacher and is a native French speaker. She is in charge of our immersive French program, incorporating it into all aspects of our program. This is fantastic because no part of the day is wasted anymore! For instance, if we are asking the children to all come and sit down on the mat for group time we aren’t just repeating ourselves saying ‘everyone come and sit down” we say ‘asseyez vous’ or when we are asking them to all listen to an instruction we can say ‘ecoute’! We incorporate French into our music time, finding that singing things really helps us to remember it. We will sing something like ‘heads, shoulders, knees and toes’ in English, then in French, the same for little number songs, the days of the week, the rainbow song, Frere Jaques etc.
Sarah is a Quailfied Early Childhood Teacher who has specialised in Montessori. Sarah also has a bachelors degree in Communications and Anthropology. She obtained a high school scholarship to play the violin, has enjoyed playing with the Western Australian High School String Orchestra, the Western Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra and the Perth Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra among others. Sarah has worked with Smart Start since 2004 and is the Educational Leader. Sarah completed her younger years in a Montessori preschool and is passionate about this type of learning in early childhood education.
Opening Hours/ Fees:
Are open every day from 7.30am - 5.30pm in Karrinyup. We are approved providers and so parents can get the CCB and Childcare rebate for this centre. The fee for the full day, without the childcare benefit or rebate, is $107.50 per day.
We are located behind the Karrinyup shopping centre, within a short walk of the Karrinyup Bus Port. Our address is 4 Davenport Street in Karrinyup.
Special Extra Activites:
Care of Animals
Full Montessori program provided by Montessori qualified staff
We also have the optional extra of Soccer lessons and Happy Feet dance classes.
Our Karrinyup centre, being a single purpose building, has a lovely big sandpit, climbing frame, opportunities for gardening, child sized toilets and is also home to a gaggle of guinea pigs and at times two fluffy little silky bantams!