We believe PLAY is the key to learning!

Our play based weekly sessions cater for your child’s natural desire to engage in experiences based on their interests, strengths and developing skills.

We would like to invite you to come along and

‘Try with your child for FREE.’

We’d love to meet you and your child and show you our beautiful space. You’ll be able to chat with us and experience first-hand how we run our sessions, the topics we cover and observe the skills your child will develop. This is a perfect opportunity for you to ask any questions you have and watch the other children join and interact within the session.

 

Yes Please

Did your child miss the cut off for 3yo Kinder this year but you feel they need to do something but you don’t want to send them to childcare?

Or maybe they are at 3 year old Kinder, but they need more stimulation?

Or perhaps you need some mummy time because stage 4 restrictions has sent you #isocrazy??

Did you know that roughly 90% of brain development is completed by age five?

This means a child cannot wait for Primary School for learning to begin.

We pride ourselves on our positive and encouraging Reggio and Montessori inspired programs*, which fosters independence, resilience and enables your child to develop the confidence and a love of learning from an early age.

Come along and try with your child for FREE.

*We accept NDIS Funding.

Yes please! Class details

During our ‘drop and run’ sessions we focus on:

Check out what other mums are saying

“What a better time to send a review for the incredible Monkey Minds Program than when Miss W says, “I luff Monkey Minds Mummy” as she walked away from today’s session.

Jenna has created such a welcoming space for kids to come together, socialise and participate in lots of fun learning and games.”

- Anita

“Not only does my child’s excitement to go to Monkey Minds with her ‘friends’ speak volumes, but I am seeing her confidence and development constantly evolve.

In particularly her fine motor skills and her willingness to ‘keep trying’ until she has mastered a new skill.”

- Emma H

Our weekly sessions are between 2 – 5 hours. You can choose the length of your session that suits you and your child.

Sessions run in Safety Beach

Tuesdays

9:45am – 11:45am/12:45 pm (2 or 3 hours)

Thursdays

9:45am – 11:45am (2 hours)

Tuesdays + Thursday Mornings

9:45am – 11:45am/12:45pm (4 or 5 hours)

We accept NDIS funding*

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We accept NDIS Funding*

FAQs

Is there a cut off date for enrolment?

No. You can enrol at any stage during a term, however we do suggest starting at the beginning of the term if possible to allow for consistency and routine.

What is the maximum number of students in one class?
  • School Readiness classes: 8 children
  • Pre-Kinder Classes: 6 children

This allows us to have a more personal interaction with your children. This ratio is much smaller than the 1:11 ratio in a kindergarten/daycare setting.

Does your program cater for my child with special needs?

This is a case by case situation. We do our best to assist all children, however we also need to consider the needs of all our students.

We accept NDIS funding, so if your child has special needs, please contact us so we can discuss the best way to support them.

Does my child need to be immunised?

Yes they do, or a letter from your GP stating otherwise.

‘No Jab, No Play’ is the name of legislation that requires all children to be fully vaccinated unless they have a medical exemption to be enrolled in childcare or kindergarten in Victoria.

As we run and abide by the Childcare regulations, we are also required to adhere to the ‘No jab, No Play’ rule.

What if my child has special health requirements?

All our staff are trained in first aid and have experience in using epi-pens and asthma inhalers. If your child has any specific health conditions, please discuss this with us prior to our classes so we are able to discuss a plan with you.

Do you offer free trials?

We suggest to parents to come along 10 mins prior to the session so we can have a chat, discuss what we do and show you our lovely space. This also gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you have. You will have the opportunity to see the other children arrive, and jump straight in and chat to the other parents.

You’re welcome to stay for the first 15-20 mins to join in and see how our sessions run.

Can I come to the class to?

As your child eases into our classes, we are happy for parents to stay for a short while at the beginning, however we are encouraging resilience and independence as an important pre-school skill and therefore this is better developed without parents in the class. If your child is upset or not coping with the class we would contact you and discuss a plan.

What do they need to bring with them?

We ask that your little monkey brings a small bag with a drink bottle and healthy fruit snack. Due to allergies, we ask that you avoid nuts and eggs.

School Readiness children will also be asked to bring their Learning scrapbook with them too (provided in their first session).

What if my child is not toilet trained?

This is fine. Please make sure you send them in a pull up nappy for the class and provide some spares in their backpack.

“We love our Monkey Minds group!

Full of different learning ideas, hands on activities to keep a very busy and active toddler interested and focused. As well as the social skills and interaction with his peers.”

- Emma R

“I noticed a huge difference in my daughter after just two sessions with Jenna. She’s saying so many more words and is more confident within herself. This has been the best decision I’ve made – we both needed this.”

- Caroline