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

  • Baby Nido program

    We are excited to announce our new Nido program for your baby.  Our Montessori Nido environment is a community of infants ranging from crawlers to walkers up to 18 months old. This program was developed to support parents with younger children who want to broaden their knowledge of child development in…

  • Under 3 Parent Toddler Program

    We are now taking bookings for Term 4, 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 2019

Term 1:
Tuesday 29 Jan – Thursday 11 April

Term 2:
Tuesday 30 April –Thurs 4 July

Term 3:
Tues 23 July – Thurs 26 September

Term 4:
Tuesday 15 October – Thurs 5 December