Enrichment in the Early Years

Essington’s Early Years programs aim to instil a love of learning.

Modern Montessori emphasises a play-based approach to learning. Through play and active participation children develop interests and construct their own identities and understanding of the world.

This play-based learning approach allows children to develop:

  • Identity
  • Connections
  • Wellbeing
  • Confidence
  • Effective communication

The learning focus is on building the whole child; their confidence, self-esteem, social and emotional wellbeing, not just on academics.

Essington is committed to leading practice in early childhood education, we actively engage in national programs that enrich our preschool community and provide a broad range of experiences for our youngest learners. 

We incorporate the following programs:

Little Scientist House

The Preschool is a certified Little Scientist House providing children with hands-on, enquiry-based STEAM learning. STEAM learning encompasses Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

Passports to the World

Passports to the World teaches students about diversity, culture, and creates a connection with the world. Our families are invited to share their language and culture, while Indonesian is proudly implemented as part of the Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA).