Enrolment Process

Thank you for your interest in Northwest Montessori Preschool.

Please note all places for Coburg & Essendon are allocated for 2022. We are currently accepting registrations for 2024 and beyond.

Places are currently available for 2022 & beyond at the Brunswick campus.


Enrolment Proccess

1. Apply to be added to the Waiting List
If Northwest Montessori Preschool is the right fit for your family, we welcome you to submit an application to be added to the Waitlist. We encourage you to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Applications may be lodged from the birth of a child . Children must turn 3 years of age by 30th April in the commencement year.

You will need the following to complete the application online;

As soon as we receive your completed application we’ll review it, and get back to you with a confirmation of receipt or call to clarify any questions we have.

Please Note: the Waiting List Registration is a pre-requisite for admission, however it does not guarantee a place.

2. Attend a Tour 

Note: due to COVID-19 all tours have been suspended. Prior to COVID-19, we recommended that you set up a time to meet with us and we would  walk you through the classroom and introduce you to the Montessori approach to education. Montessori is one of those things that just needs to be seen to be appreciated. Due to COVID-19 we have recorded some footage of the classroom in action. This is sent to you following your tour registration.

3. Wait for an offer to be made
Placement offers are sent out in Term 3 for the following year’s intake.
Applicants who are successful will be notified in writing of a confirmed place. Sometimes circumstances change and families don’t accept the offer, the place is made available to the next eligible person on the waitlist. Second-round offers will be made 3 weeks after first-round offers. Third-round offers will be made 3 weeks after second-round offers.

4. Accept Offer
A bond of $1500 must be paid on acceptance of the enrolment by cheque or direct transfer to hold the place for the following year. This deposit will be returned to the family once the child has completed the two/three year program.
An enrolment pack and other relevant information will be provided after the place is accepted and the bond has been paid.

5. Meet the Directress
The next step is to arrange a time for your child to come in and meet with their new teacher. This is a great way for your child to get familiar with their new environment.

6. Orientation

Some children adjust very quickly to their new routine & others take a little longer. The Directress will come up with an orientation plan that best suits your child.

The Preschool’s Terms & Conditions in relation to Enrolments and Fees are set out in the documents below.

Current Fee Schedule
Privacy and Confidentiality Policy
Fees Policy Summary
Enrolments Policy Summary