Heathmont Bilingual Montessori Early Learning (HBMEL) is a Montessori Accredited and EXCEEDING Long Day Care Centre that is registered for both Child Care subsidy and State Kindergarten funding. Our program caters to children aged 2-6 years old, providing an integrated learning experience within a long day care setting.
At HBMEL, we specialise in offering Bilingual Montessori education, providing children with the opportunity to learn and develop in two languages (English and Mandarin). In addition to our regular curriculum, we also offer specialist classes, incursions, and excursions at no extra cost to our families.
To further enrich our students' learning experiences, we organise a range of events throughout the year. We ensure that these events are scheduled on different days of the week, allowing each child to participate in extracurricular activities each term and throughout the year.
We cater for children between the ages of 2 years and 6 years :
2 Year old Early Starters Program (in 2024! )
3 Year Old Kindergarten
4 Year Old Kindergarten
Primary school Prep Program (conditions apply)
After completing our full Cycle 1 program ( 3yo, 4yo & prep program), children will be eligible for Cycle 2 at Mitcham Primary School
A long-standing community Kindergarten with a colourful history of over 60 years, our kindergarten continues to service our community, making Bilingual Montessori education accessible to all. George Browning, a war artist donated his paintings to our preschool in 1952. His mural paintings are still very well preserved in our kindergarten for our community to appreciate. In 2020, Heathmont preschool & Kindergarten transferred ownership and continues to be managed by a passionate, Montessori-qualified teacher/owner, registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching. In 2023, Heathmont Kindergarten became "Heathmont Bilingual Montessori Early Learning"