Montessori Startups

If you are considering starting a new Montessori early learning centre or converting an existing centre to a Montessori environment, we have resources to assist.

Option 1: Join Montessori Australia as a Montessori Provider member

When you join as a Montessori Provider member, you'll have access to a wide range of services, support and discounts.  You can read all about this here.

New members not only get the Montessori Early Childhood Education and Care Program Handbook (see below) for free, but also a range of services that will help you get started, such as free job advertising to source Montessori staff, license to use the Montessori National Curriculum, discounts to purchase Montessori materials to setup your Montessori environment, and many other benefits.  Members can also access our Montessori consultancy services.

The 12mth membership rate is normally $700 (ex GST), but for startups we offer a discounted rate of $500 (ex GST) for Montessori startups.  Email [email protected] for further details.

Option 2: Montessori Early Childhood Education and Care Program Handbook 

Our Montessori Early Childhood Education and Care Program Handbook is a series of booklets providing a wealth of information to get you started.

Harnessing the experience of the Montessori Australia, it provides a summary of the essential information that operators require when planning for, operating, and eventually expanding, a high-quality Montessori early education and care program.

The Montessori Early Childhood Education and Care Program Handbook is divided into seven booklets. Each booklet includes practical advice, sample documentation and links to external information sources.

The booklets titles include:

1. Getting Started

2. National Quality Framework (NQF)

3. Educational Programming

4. The Prepared Environment

5. Human Resources

6. Program Administration

7. Family Engagement

This option is a great starting point for you to understand how to go about establishing a Montessori centre.  

The series handbook costs $210 (including GST) and can be ordered by emailing [email protected].