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Montessori Early Learning – Tingalpa has been providing education and care for young children in the Tingalpa and Bayside area of Brisbane for many years. We are a family-owned and operated centre, with the owners actively involved in providing top quality care and value to children and families.

Since 2009, we have met a community need for Montessori education and care by offering a Montessori program for children 15 months to 6 years of age. We also offer a French language program included in the fees for all children in the 3–6-year groups.  

We understand that, as parents, you want to be able to choose a childcare centre that will not only provide excellent care for your child but will also give them the best foundation for future learning and success. We passionately believe that the Montessori method of education does that, and more, and we take great care to provide an engaging and nurturing environment where our friendly and experienced educators can inspire and guide children to develop a life-long love of learning.


"Foundation for Life"
This is our motto, and we work towards building this foundation every day with specifically designed Montessori curriculum and materials, and with our skilled educators acting as facilitators and guides to encourage children to play and to learn in an appealing and welcoming environment.


The Montessori method is based on the knowledge that children are naturally eager to explore and to learn new information and skills. We show children activities and give them the time and the space to master each task themselves, consolidating their learning and developing their skills as they work through the activities at their own pace. This approach builds independence, concentration and confidence because it is based on children wanting to learn for themselves. By encouraging this internal drive to learn, children foster a love of learning and can easily absorb information and master new skills.  


Our centre and classrooms are fully equipped with specific Montessori materials, carefully designed to involve children in hands-on activities, which stimulate brain development, build confidence and empower children to believe in their own capabilities.

Our qualified and experienced educators have a passion for Montessori education and values, and they will guide your child’s learning journey through the Montessori curriculum as well as the Australian Early Years Learning Framework.


The Montessori approach supports the development of independent learning, and children work through the activities and learn at their own pace. Our program is tailored to suit each child’s individual learning and skills, fostering a love of learning through exploring and ‘doing’ and allowing self-esteem, creativity and skills to be developed in a harmonious and natural way.

At Montessori Early Learning – Tingalpa, we create an active learning environment that lets children have fun as they learn. In our multi-age classrooms, your child will learn everyday life skills to help them become independent and confident, as well as the foundations for literacy and numeracy skills and broader curriculum areas such as world culture, history, geography, science, music and art.

Our centre provides an engaging, nurturing and culturally diverse environment, which gives children the freedom to discover, cooperate, create and become independent thinkers. At Montessori Early Learning – Tingalpa:

  • teachers are facilitators and guides.
  • parents are partners and resources.
  • the community is an extension of learning and the environment.

We are dedicated to providing families in the Bayside area with exceptional care and learning opportunities for young children. Our nurturing environment will encourage your child to develop to their full potential, and they will be encouraged and inspired by our positive and supportive educators. Our centre is perfect for families who want to give their children the best possible foundation for their educational and personal development, and to have fun while they learn in caring and harmonious surroundings.


By choosing a Montessori program, you have the chance to make a real difference to your child’s life and their future opportunities. The first six years are crucial for building the foundation for self-esteem, learning, skills and later success in life, and the Montessori method is a holistic approach that emphasises all aspects of a child’s development and education.

The Montessori philosophy of education was developed by Dr Maria Montessori, who wanted to create a better world for future generations. The philosophy is designed to encourage children to grow into adults who are thinkers, creators and achievers, and who care about each other and the world we live in.

Children are our future, and with them lies the great responsibility of helping create a safe, sustainable world. If this sounds appealing, we’d love you to come and visit us. We’d be delighted to show you around, let you see our learning environment and materials, and discuss what we can do to help guide your child’s unique developmental journey. 



Our five classrooms cater for children from 15 months to 6 years of age.

  • Bach and Chopin Classrooms: 15 months to 3 years of age
  • Beethoven, Mozart and Strauss Classrooms: 3 to 6 years of age


Catherine Wong

Both my boys started when they were 20 months old, time flies that my younger one is going to Prep next year. My little boy is more than ready to move on to Prep in term of social, physical and cognitive. It is very sad to say goodbye to the centre early next year. I will miss the responsible, dedicated and friendly owners Mark and Sandy, the staffs are friendly, responsible, caring, mature, experience and professional. Both my boys have really good three years in the centre and I would like to say a big Thank you to the centre!

Dia Gheorghiu

The best childcare ever. My son loved to go there every morning. He learned heaps of interesting things,and made many good friends.

Kevin QIN

Gave five stars for the service

OPEN: Mon - Fri : 6.45AM - 5.45PM

Montessori Tingalpa can help your child strengthen their abilities and discover their talents. Contact us now to see just how we can help you.