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 email or telephone.
The majority of our place offers occur in November/December each year as our Kindergarten children leave for school. Throughout the year, we have very limited places available and strongly encourage families to join our waitlist as early as possible as we usually have many more applications than places available. 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 prior to 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 as well as any co-curricular activities such as yoga, foreign language, dance and sport.
2 days - $258 per week
3 days - $387 per week
4 days - $516 per week
5 days - $645 per week
Please note 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 around routine and consistency. Four weeks notice is required for end of enrolment or changes to bookings. Fees are subject to change.
All families are required to complete a Debit Success form upon enrolment, authorising all fees to be paid fortnightly via the Debit Success system. This is a condition of enrolment at Hope Island Montessori. Full information regarding fees will be provided on request.
The Children's House operates Monday - Friday, 7am-5.30pm. We are closed for Regional, State and National Public Holidays.
CHILD CARE SUBSIDY
Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is provided by the Commonwealth Government to approved childcare and educational facilities. This subsidy is used to reduce 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 5 days per week.
MANAGEMENT OF WAIT LISTS
If a waiting list applies, the highest priority is given to children as 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 any feedback with regard to our policies at any time. We will email out policy updates for review and you are welcome to see our full policies located at reception.
Children are required to attend a minimum of three days each week to receive the full benefit of the program. To be eligible , your child must be at least 4 years of age by 30 June in the year in which 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.