About Olivedale Montessori

Olivedale Montessori was founded by Lana Player in 2000. 

Our environment caters for children 18 months to 6 years.  There is a maximum of 30 children who are guided by 2 qualified Montessori directresses and 2 qualified assistants. 

The daily routine is as follows:


07:00 – 08:00                   ChildrenArrive

08:00 – 08:40                   Pre-workCycle

08:40 – 09:05                   Themegroup time

09:05 – 11:45                   Workcycle

11:45 – 12:00                   2nd group time and end of toddler day

12:00 - 13:00                    Freeplay / extra murals (Children under 3years old are to be collected between 12pm and 1pm)

13:30 - 16:30                     After care


The children receive monthly progress reports which briefly incorporate each area of the prepared environment.

Oral feedback meetings take place in June and a detailed end of year report is given in Dec. 

Olivedale Montessori prides itself in meeting the child’s needs physically, emotionally, cognitively and spiritually.  Our passion for Montessori is acknowledged by the parents of our school and has resulted in close relationships between us.

This is an environment where each child is recognised as the unique individual that they were intended to be.