“Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence.” Maria Montessori

Enrolment Procedures

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Families will be required to complete a waiting list application form. All registered Ladybird Manor parents will be given an invitation for a tour prior to their child’s enrolment, which begins with an information session. The Manager will discuss important information including, program guidelines, menu, daily routine for your child’s room, and waiting time for the nominated room, then take you on a walk-through the indoor and outdoor facilities. You will also have the opportunity to meet with our educators and ask any relevant questions. A parent information pack will be provided. A processing fee will be required when your family is happy to stay on our waiting list.

NB. All families must book a minimum of two days per week to be eligible for a place at Ladybird Manor.

Waiting List Application

Ladybird Manor gives priority to siblings of children already at Ladybird Manor to keep families together. The waiting list is maintained by the Principal and Principal’s Executive Assistant. Ladybird Manor allocates places according to the position on the waiting list within the Priority of Access Guidelines. Parents wishing to keep their children on the waiting list should reconfirm the application in writing, every few months.

To register your interest, and for more information regarding registration, please download and complete this Waiting List Application Form and email to enrol@ladybirdmanor.com.au or send to: Ladybird Manor Montessori Early Learning, 121-139 Grote Street, Adelaide SA 5000.

Priority of Access

The Priority of Access Guidelines are as follows:

  1. Child at risk of serious abuse or neglect
  2. A child of a single parent who satisfies, or of parents who both satisfy, the work, training, study test
  3. Any other child.

Within these main Priority categories, priority should also be given to children in:

  1. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families
  2. Families, which include disabled person
  3. Families whose adjusted taxable income does not exceed the lower income threshold
  4. Families from a non-English speaking background
  5. Socially isolated families
  6. Single parent families.

NB. These guidelines are set down by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.