Extend-Ed Program

Blue Gum Montessori School is a forerunner in recognising the critical importance of the early years in the development of a child’s spiritual, cognitive, social, emotional, creative and physical wellbeing. Utilising the Montessori Method of Education, the School is recognised for delivering high quality early childhood education.

In order to provide working and busy parents with a Montessori option for high quality early childhood experiences for three year olds, the School is offering a highly specialised Extended-Education program (Extend-Ed).

Extend-Ed Program

The children go out for lunch on the verandah and some outdoor play time (weather permitting). At the end of lunch, the Extend-Ed children will have a quiet time before engaging in supervised activities until they are collected at 3pm.

The School offers places on availability. Once a child turns four by June 30th, they can attend four full days attendance and no longer require the Extend-Ed program (unless deemed not ready to do so).

Extend-Ed places are limited and offered on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, according to the set criteria, from Monday to Thursday inclusive. Generally, bookings are made prior to the beginning of each term via the School Registrar so parents can plan for work or study committments. Families will be invoiced at the start of each term.

Please note that Extend-Ed is available at additional fees for both 3 and 4 year old children on Fridays between 8:30am – 3pm if in demand.