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What We Believe and Do

What We Offer Your Child

Child care Montessori preschool long daycare program

Our Waverley Montessori Early Learning Centre is a registered Preschool located in Mulgrave, Melbourne, Victoria. We offer long day care, and are a Child Care Subsidy (CCS) approved provider. Established in 1999, we have 20 years of teaching experience. You can rest assured that your child is receiving the best care and education.


We are a standalone purpose-built Centre with wide open spaces and plenty of light, and a large natural outdoor play area.

Our Belief

Child care Montessori preschool long daycare program

We believe that a child's early learning experience should be positive and rewarding. Our purpose is to provide a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment. Waverley Montessori Early Learning Centre takes a whole-child approach to day care and pre-school education, using the Montessori approach. We provide a warm and friendly environment where we guide children to achieve the best they can at pre-school level. 

Our Aim

Child care Montessori preschool long daycare program

Our aim is to give every child a happy, stimulating experience by offering a safe environment for them to explore. We encourage the children to participate in all activities, to promote their healthy development and growth. We provide activities which awaken creativity, imagination and character within a child. Every effort is taken to ensure each child's needs are met.

Our Focus on Development

Child care Montessori preschool long daycare program

No two students have exactly the same skills or learning style. Through freedom of choice in a prepared learning environment we seek to promote in children: self-confidence and self-esteem; thinking processes; independence and responsibility; concentration and persistence in completing tasks; respect for people, nature and resources; a natural curiosity in the world; initiative and self-motivation; a sense of order; and a love of learning.

Our Educators

Child care Montessori preschool long daycare program

Our Educators believe that each Child has the power to learn, are curious and creative, and can succeed. There is always one educator in the classroom that has early childhood qualifications. 


Zarine Irani (Director and Lead Educator): 

Zarine has completed a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood and a Diploma in Montessori Studies. She has over 20 years experience in delivering the Montessori method at the Waverley Montessori Early Learning Centre. She personally enjoys seeing the children’s progress from the start of the two year program to the end. Zarine truly believes the benefits of the Montessori philosophy and two of her three children completed Cycle 1. 

Extracurricular Activities

Child care Montessori preschool long daycare program

We offer more than just day care:

  • Mini Maestros (music program): twice a week;
  • Yoga: once a week;
  • ​Incursions: end of the term;
  • Activity days: during the semester;
  • Annual Concert: end of the year.

Our motto for your Child: "I can do it myself!"

“All our handling of the child will bear fruit, not only at the moment, but in the adult they are destined to become.”
~ Dr. Maria Montessori