Providing a stimulating and

engaging Montessori Early

Childhood environment

Welcome to Stepping Stones Long Day Care

Welcome to Stepping Stones Montessori Long Day Care. We are a Centre committed to developing the whole child through the Montessori Philosophy from ages 6 months to 6 years. Our Stepping Stones Centre is culturally diverse and offers high quality long day care. We have a close connection and affiliation with Northside Montessori School in Pymble which is a school that caters for Primary and Pre-primary aged children.

At Stepping Stones, we partner with families to provide a safe and nurturing environment where children can be supported as life-long learners. While we guide using Montessori approaches and engage your child’s natural desire to learn, our Centre meets all the requirements of ACECQA National Quality Framework and the Early Years Learning Framework.

Opportunities and educational provision at Stepping Stones are of a very high quality, incorporating the Montessori approach to education which has been implemented in schools and pre-schools across the world for over 100 years.

This well-researched approach to education implements methods that are still considered ‘progressive’ and our adherence to the authentic Montessori principles has a powerful impact on children’s learning and development.

Choosing the right Centre for your child is one of the most important decisions that parents will make in the early years of their child’s life. Stepping Stones is a supportive community and long day care environment that will provide inspiring opportunities for your child. Please take the time to look through this website and learn more.

Please contact the Centre as we are always happy to answer any questions that you may have in regards to our programs, the Montessori approach or other general enquiries. We look forward to meeting you in the near future.

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Learning Areas of Your Child

At Stepping Stones we focus on the the key Montessori developmental areas

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Practical Life

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Language

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Sensorial

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Culture

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Maths

Never let a child risk failure until he has a reasonable chance of success.

Maria Montessori


The child who has never learned to act alone, to direct his own actions, to govern her own will, grows into an adult who is easily led and must always lean upon others.

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A place of beauty,simplicity and order. A place where they feel secure to trust their own powers.

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Movement is another of the child’s great acquisitions.

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The child can only develop by means of experience in his environment.

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Focus on the child’s needs within the context of family by recognising and responding to the unique influence that a family has in a child’s life; by working in partnership with families in meeting the child’s individual needs.

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Any child who is self-sufficient, who can tie his shoes, dress or undress himself, reflects in his joy and sense of achievement,
the image of human dignity, which is derived from a sense of independence.

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A child’s work is to create the man he will become. An adult works to perfect the environment but a child works to perfect himself.

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Stepping Stones acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of our land – Australia. We acknowledge the Durramurragal People as the traditional custodians of this place we now call the Ku-ring-gai area.