We are excited to announce our new centre!
In December 2021, we opened Blue Heron Montessori Nestlings, an Infant/Toddler Montessori centre located by beautiful Saxe Point park, at 1234 Juno St.
This centre has 8 full time spaces for children ages 12 months- 3 years, facilitated by three educators.
The hours for the centre are Monday-Friday, 7:45 am – 4 pm.
The name Blue Heron Nestlings is derived from the name for the infant centre in Montessori establishments, “Nido de Montessori” which translated means “nest of Montessori”. As our mother school is Blue Heron, we wanted a name that would follow our image. In the bird world, a hatchling is a newborn chick, right from the egg. A nestling is a slightly older chick, becoming more aware of its surroundings. We found this fitting for the infant toddler age group. We hope the name conveys a sense of safety and security found in the nest, and the nurturing needed by young beings before they are ready to take flight into greater independence and learning.
In Montessori philosophies, the infant toddler age is the age that blooms with realism and the senses. From newborn to age 3, a child’s brain creates more pathways for learning than any other time in their life. We create a space that is designed to excite and hone the senses, as the child begins to categorize the world around them. During this crucial time, caregivers and educators are responsible for providing gentle guidance and the love and care that deeply nurtures the whole child.
Nestlings will follow Montessori philosophies, including RIE approach style and responsive, respectful, and reciprocal care that is conducive to current best practice standards in Infant and Toddler care environments. We practice intuitive eating and sleeping, with our schedule revolving around the individual children in care and their needs.
The Montessori environment is safe, calm, inviting and aesthetically pleasing space where a child can feel at peace. Invitations are designed to highlight sensory, cognitive, language, social, and cultural learning that follows a child’s natural developmental process. The child is seen as an autonomous human being, given every opportunity that is developmentally appropriate to be independent in the care of themselves and their environment.
Monthly fees are $1431 for children under 18 months and $1395 for children over 18 months. These fees were set for us by the government and are conditional for us to receive CCOF and CCFRI. CCFRI funding covers $350 per child per month, making parents responsible for $1081/$1045 per month. We also accept ACCB.
Please contact us today to join our waitlist. To join waitlist, you must include:
Your full name, child’s full name, child’s birth date, desired start date and contact phone number.
Reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org
IF YOU HAVE SENT THE INFORMATION, YOU ARE ON THE WAITLIST. YOU DO NOT NEED TO FOLLOW UP, WE WILL CONTACT YOU WHEN A SPACE IS AVAILABLE.