Welcome to Kiddies Learning Hub where we provide Montessori based programs for preschool and kindy children aged 2 to 5 years old. We are located on Joel Terrace in Mt Lawley, which is just off East Parade and Guilford Road (a 2 minute drive from The Graham Farmer Freeway). We are based on the beautiful banks of the Swan River giving children an abundance of nature right on our doorstep. We take nature walks along the tree lined path where we can take colourful tree rubbings, gather ‘treasures’ for fun nature play and art, and monitor the local wildlife, including watching for dolphins swimming by!
Kiddies Learning Hub is an owner operated centre with passionate educators. Our aim is to instil a love of learning by working with families to create a tailored path for every individual on their journey of development by providing a carefully prepared environment, which nurtures the mind, body, and spirit.
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Kiddies Learning Hub uses the Montessori method together with the national Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) to provide holistic learning for children. The primary purpose of the Montessori Method is developing children intellectually and socially to be independent thinkers and self-directed leaders. Our program gives children a head start and readiness for entry to Pre-primary or Kindy. We invite you to schedule a personal tour to discover for yourself the unique quality of our classroom.
Our Vision Our vision is to give each child the best possible start in life. We believe in the saying ‘it takes a village to raise a child’, and our part in that is to prepare them for Pre-primary or Kindy. We want to create a life-long love of learning. We want them to grow, explore and be inquisitive. We want them to ask questions and be exposed to as much information about our wonderful world, and not be afraid to try new things or make mistakes, after all, it’s such a vital part of learning! We are there to care for them, help them, keep them safe and answer all their questions. We want to assist them form friendships, be self-confident, be independent and be themselves. We want to work with parents to unite our goals, so we can tailor our teaching to each individual child.
Our Mission We are passionate about being a positive influence on little children's lives, which we will use to achieve our vision by observing the child, taking note of their interests, and working with the parents to tailor each child's learning to their readiness, ability and pace.
Our Goals To develop each child’s natural curiosity To encourage each child to be independent To create a happy and fun environment for children and staff To develop a love of learning, provide knowledge and encourage creativity in each child To be adaptable to our children's interests and needs For our educators to be great role models to children To provide a reliable source of care for families To teach children kindness and empathy To develop mutual respect between teachers and children To provide information for families To have constant communication between staff and families for seamless transitions To provide a well-rounded Montessori philosophy To carry out our curriculum using great teaching methods To provide continuous development for our staff For staff to work together to create the best possible care
Kiddies Learning Hub is a privately owned and owner operated preschool/ kindergarten. Niamh and Dorothy, the owners, are dedicated to providing a quality program that incorporates the Montessori philosophy and teaching methods together with the national Early Years Learning Framework.
Niamh is mother to 3 children, twin 7 year olds and a 4 year old. She is passionate about Montessori education and early childhood education and loves nothing more than to spend hours creating and researching new ideas to bring to the classroom. She likes to bring an element of fun into activities. She has special interests in language and fine motor skills, which has been as a result of her own children's needs. She has learned lots of methods to assist children along her journey and likes to bring some of the Occupational Therapy games into the classroom, to help build up children's finger strength (helps with things like pencil grip, dressing themselves etc.). Niamh has a Cert 3 in Early Childhood Education and Care, and was nominated by her teacher for WA student of the Year. Before starting up Kiddies Learning Hub Niamh worked in another Montessori based preschool. She also has a Cert 3 in accounts and a Bachelors degree in Management & I.T. She previously worked as an office manager of an NGO for over 4 years and also has over 10 years experience in customer services and administration.
Dorothy has worked in education for over 14 years, 6 years as a registered Montessori Kindergarten teacher with Ministry of Education (Singapore), and a further 8 years in Montessori daycare in Perth. She has a Diploma in Preschool Teaching, and a Diploma in Montessori for children aged 2 to 6 years old. She is also passionate about Montessori and is an experienced Montessori directress (leader of the classroom). She loves to create her own materials and is very inventive. She really loves what she does. Prior to children's education Dorothy had an architectural background.
Our Educators Kiddies Learning Hub has a committed team of qualified and experienced educators. All staff have been trained as required by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).
The teacher-student ratio is 1:5 for children aged 2 to 3 years old 1:10 for children aged 3 to 5 years old
Hours of operation
Kiddies Learning Hub opening hours are:
Monday to Friday 08.00 am - 16.30 pm
The cost is $90 per day and Government Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is available. The centre operates for 48 weeks of the year and is closed over the Christmas period - it closes for the last two weeks in December and the first two weeks of January, along with the usual public holidays that apply to WA.
Our centre, like all childcare centres in WA, is regulated by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA), as well as the WA state licensing department.
Our centre incorporates the Montessori philosophy and complies with the National Quality Framework (NQF), including the National Quality Standard (NQS), the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Regulations (Education and Care Services National Regulations).