We invite all families to book a pre-enrolment tour, allowing you and your child to learn more about our facilities, program and Educators. Should you wish to book a tour, please complete an enquiry form here.
Most of our place offers occur in November/December each year as our Kindergarten children leave for school. We have very limited places throughout the year and strongly encourage families to join our waitlist as early as possible. Please fill out the form below, and we will contact you to further discuss the enrolment process and current waitlist status.
We offer a gentle transition process for your child beginning at Hope Island Montessori with a series of scheduled orientation visits before commencing full days. For children joining the Nido, orientation is usually offered over six shorter visits, and we find this allows your child to settle in very comfortably as they become more familiar with the environment. For older children, orientation visits are tailored around your child's comfort level. Morning visits during the transition period are offered at either no charge or a reduced rate, depending on duration.
A nutritious whole-based morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, sunscreen + repellent (natural and traditional options), pull-ups and wipes are included in daily fees and any co-curricular activities such as yoga, foreign language, dance and sport.
Two days - $308 per week
Three days - $462 per week
Four days - $616 per week
Five days - $770 per week
Our full fee summary is available here.
Please note that we have a 2-day minimum enrolment policy for children under two years and a 3-day minimum enrolment requirement for children over two. We find this greatly benefits children in regard to settling, learning and social interaction and supports the Montessori approach based on routine and consistency. On offer of enrolment, a non-refundable Enrolment Fee will apply. Four weeks' notice is required to cancel enrolment or change bookings. Depending on availability, a Waitlist Fee may apply. Fees are subject to change; further fee information will be provided on request.
All families are required to complete a direct debit form upon enrolment, authorising all fees to be processed weekly. This is a condition of enrolment at Hope Island Montessori.
The Children's House operates Monday - Friday, 7 am-5.30 pm. We are closed for Regional, State and National Public Holidays.
CHILD CARE SUBSIDY
The Commonwealth Government provides Child Care Subsidy (CCS) to approved childcare and educational facilities. This subsidy reduces the amount that families are required to pay. Hope Island Montessori is approved to receive these subsidies, and families can apply through Centrelink. We offer 10-hour sessions for families attending five days per week.
MANAGEMENT OF WAIT LISTS
Families are welcome to join our waitlist however are required to attend a centre tour before an offer of enrolment can be made. Tours can be booked online. If you wish to join our waitlist, you may do so here.
If a waiting list applies, the highest priority is given to children per the Priority of Access Guidelines set out by the Department of Education. Please see the Waiting List Policy for further information.
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
The Centre’s policies are reviewed annually to ensure that they remain current. Families are invited and encouraged to offer feedback about our policies anytime. We will email policy updates for review, and you are welcome to see our full policies at reception.
Children are required to attend at least three days each week to receive the full benefit of the program. To be eligible, your child must be at least four years of age by 30 June in the year they are enrolled to participate. Our Kindergarten program is included in our standards daily fees, and children are welcome to remain at the centre during normal operating hours outside of the program.