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


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.

Recent News

  • Karuna Montessori is again proudly supporting Terracycle

    We are collecting used oral care including plastic toothbrushes, empty toothpaste and packaging. We have already sent 2 boxes of used oral care for recycling, contributing to reducing landfill. Please follow this link for further information and drop your clean used oral waste at Karuna Montessori. https://www.terracycle.com.au/en-AU/brigades/oral-care-brigade

  • Parent Library now available under Parent Login

    Now you can borrow online and pick up your book the next day! Simply go to the Parent Login and then click on Karuna Parent Library from the drop down menu. If you are having trouble using the parent login section please email: info@karuna.com.au and we will be able to…

  • 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 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.

Pre-school Term Dates 2018

Term 1:
Mon 29 Jan – Thurs 12 April

Term 2:
Tues 1 May –Thurs 5 July

Term 3:
Tues 24 Jul – Thurs 27 Sep

Term 4:
Tues 16 Oct – Thurs 6 Dec