Blue Gum Montessori Preschool acknowledges Aboriginal people as the First Peoples of Australia, who in our area are the Darug and Gundungurra people. We thank Elders and communities for sharing their land and knowledge with Blue Gum Montessori. Our preschool sits on Darug land. We are grateful to our indigenous partners NGROO and our local Aboriginal mentors for their support and guidance in ensuring that Blue Gum embeds authentic & informed Aboriginal perspectives and learning in our daily curriculum.
Blue Gum Montessori Preschool has been providing outstanding early childhood education to children and families of the Blue Mountains for over 45 years. The preschool was assessed and rated by the Australian Children’s Educational & Care Authority (ACECQA) towards the end of 2019 and received a rating of ‘Exceeding’ (going above and beyond) the National Quality Standard. Blue Gum Montessori Preschool is a not-for-profit community-based preschool and a registered Charitable Organisation.
The preschool is set in a quiet tree-lined street opposite the local primary school. The Montessori Method and philosophy of early childhood education is imparted in a contemporary, caring and warm manner in an environment designed to meet the needs of young children. Blue Gum Montessori is a place where children thrive in an atmosphere of respect, collaboration and active hands-on learning. We are a small boutique preschool that offers children and families a gentle, responsive and considered approach to early years learning. We strive to foster authentic and deeply respectful relationships with children and families.
There is a saying that “it takes a village to raise a child”. As a high quality preschool and community hub we have been supporting local families for over 45 years, and see ourselves as the modern ‘village’. Blue Gum is a place where community connections are established, nourished and live on into home-life and the broader community.