About us

Helping your child find their place

Offering the enrichment of Montessori education to children aged three to six years, South West Sydney’s own Montessori Pre-School opened in 1997 in Camden. After a temporary move to Campbelltown, the Pre-School purchased land in Raby, where it built its own permanent premises, opening its doors in 2003. The Pre-School is administered by the Elizabeth Macarthur Montessori Pre-School Association Inc. which was established by parents who wanted a high quality education for their children.

The Pre-School is a non-profit and non-denominational organisation run by members of a board. Members of the board are volunteers who are elected from the parent body. A high level of participation and communication by all parents is encouraged, in order to support the academic staff in their efforts. In this way, parents have the opportunity to influence their children’s growth and development in a way unmatched by traditional education systems.

For Parents

We create and sustain trusting, respectful and reciprocal relationship with families

We help every child find their place as an individual and as a contributing member of the group


The Montessori difference

Our service incorporates the Montessori philosophy with the Early Years Learning Framework. This is reflected in all aspects of our policies, procedures and practices.

Authentic Montessori

An approach to learning based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play

Empower your children

Our educators help each child find their place as an individual and as a contributing member of the group

Quality teaching

Our experienced educators practice The Early Years Learning Framework educational principles of Being, Belonging and Becoming

Life skill teaching

Open-ended learning enables children to explore all possibilities, forming a foundation for creative intelligence and original thinking


Self-esteem development

Educators increase each child's sense of wellbeing and confidence by praising their efforts

Be part of the community

A community of Children, Parents, Educators and Board Members with your child's healthy development at its core

Discover how we can help your child

We invite you to visit Elizabeth Macarthur Montessori Preschool to experience our child-centred, safe learning environment, and find out more about how we can help your child to confidently find their place within a community and as an individual.


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