About Us

HeadStart Montessori is a child-centred, parent-inclusive school that provides a simulating enviroment, which is peaceful, safe and caring environment where children are able to grow and develop through love and respect.

“The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences.” Dr Maria Montessori

We cater for toddlers between 18 months and 3 years and children between the ages of 3 to 6 years.

Our operating hours are from 7h00am to 17h30pm daily. Pick up time for half day is 13:30 .

Children are required to bring their own water and a healthy lunch time snack, however a mid-morning fruit snack will be provided for the children during their work cycle. Children staying full day will be provided with a hot lunch and afternoon fruit snack.

We also offer holiday care for the children over part of our school holidays.


Daily Programme

The following schedule shows the work cycle that the children will be introduced to on a daily basis:

  • 7.30 - 8.30am  Arrivals and supervised free play
  • 8.30 - 11.00am  Reading time followed by the work cycle
  • 11.00 - 12.30pm  Break time followed by supervised free play
  • 12.30 - 1.00pm  Pick up time for half day children
  • 1.00 - 17:30pm  Lunch time for full day children, followed by the aftercare program

The above schedule serves only as a very general guide, to allow parents to understand what their child will do during the day. Montessori school’s day programmes are not as regimented and are very flexible so as to vary with the day-to-day temperaments of the children. The key here is flexibility, which is essential when dealing with children.

The philosophy of HeadStart Montessori is based on the following:

 1 Maria Montessori believed that the most important years of a child’s life are between the ages of 0-6, where their minds are like sponges absorbing everything, whether unconsciously or consciously. These formative years are not to be ignored and our task is to develop children's young minds so that they can develop into people who make a difference and contribute to the world around them.

 2 The directress is to ensure that she guides children on their correct developmental path and to remove any obstacles they may face, either physical or intellectual. She is to care for the children’s environment as it is in the environment in which children become secure with themselves and are the most content.

Mission Statement

“Headstart Montessori Pre-School is a model, multicultural community, dedicated to promoting quality Montessori education for children from age two to six. It aims to lead and guide children into becoming integrated, independent, fully functioning adults who will be instrumental in the future of our country"


Contact Us

  • Landline: 011 463 7894
  • Mobile Mashoto: 083 533 9401
  • Address: 1 Oak Avenue Craigavon Fourways