Welcome to Karuna

Welcome to Karuna Montessori Preschool. We provide an authentic Montessori Education through two key programs; our Under 3’s Playgroup caters for the child’s urge towards independence and offers opportunities for parents to increase their awareness of their child’s capabilities. Our 3-6 years Preschool draws on the Montessori principles and methodology to offer a rich learning environment where children absorb, explore and develop.

Read more about our classroomcurriculum and community events on our website, and contact us if you wish to learn more.

Mary Batterham

Our Vision

To support children to become well-rounded individuals ready to take on life’s challenges with verve, compassion and responsibility.

Our Mission

To encourage the development of the whole child by providing a comprehensive Montessori education. We will support the establishment of the intellectual and emotional rigor needed to become a confident, self-directed learner, lateral thinker and creative problem solver. This will cultivate independent thought; an awareness of the environment and empathy for others.

Acknowledgement of Country

We would like to acknowledge the Guringai people who are the traditional custodians of this land. We would also like to pay respect to the elders past and present of the Guringai nation and extend that respect to other Aboriginal people present.

Recent News

  • Montessori Information Evenings

    Montessori Information Evenings Preschool and Under 3 Playgroup families Welcome! Each Term Principal Mary Batterham presents a free information session.  We invite current families, Under 3 parents, waitlist families. The topics vary between Language, Mathematics, Sensorial, Cultural, Practical Life and Montessori in the home. Our second term topic is Mathematics.…

  • Telstra Kids Fund Grant for Karuna!

    Karuna Montessori are excited to announce we are recipients of a $1200 grant from the #Telstra Kids Fund 2015. Our Application was endorsed by Stephen Skelty, Manager at the Telstra Store in Mosman, and we thank him for his help.   The grant money will be used to complete a much…

  • Kindy gets new look

    Karuna Montessori Pre-school at Narraweena has unveiled a new look for its 30th Anniversary. Preschool Vice President Michelle Hofmann said they had spent the past nine months redesigning their "look and logo". The new sign was unveiled to parents during a birthday party on Thursday to celebrate with staff and…

  • The Top Reasons People use the Montessori Method

    1. Allowing Children to Develop on their own Potential The ‘Follow the Child’ philosophy is a core learning belief of the Montessori Method. 2. Allowing the Children a Choice in their Learning This helps a child find personal focus in their learning which develops a sense of ownership in their…

Under 3's Program

A parent and child program set up to facilitate your child’s growing need for independence, order, movement and language.


Pre-Primary 3-6yrs

Children from three to six years share the same classroom which is designed to enable children to learn through their own manipulation of materials.

After School Care

Karuna provides an after-school care facility to cater for the mornings only children.