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

  • Observations for 2020

    We are booking observations for our 2020 intake year. If you have a child who will turn 3 in 2020, please contact us to see how a Montessori approach will benefit your family. Email Anna at info@karuna.com.au

  • Under 3 Playgroup

    We are now taking bookings for Term 1, 2019 at our Under 3 Playgroup. Come and learn with your child in a calm, nurturing environment. Contact us at info@karuna.com.au for further information.

  • Buy a Bale

    Karuna Montessori Preschool is supporting our Aussie farmers by holding a ‘Dress like a Farmer Day’. Our families have raised over $500 which will buy 5 bales of food for struggling farmers. Thank you to our families and thank you to our famers!

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