Award-winning South Australian-based Montessori Early Learning centre, Precious Cargo is set to welcome three brand new purpose built centres, which will create more than 100 jobs and offer much needed childcare vacancies in the next seven months.
Adding to Precious Cargo’s existing four centres, the next facility to open will be on Port Road, Woodville Park in September, providing 185 childcare places under its internationally recognised and respected framework.
There will also be a centre on North East Road, Collinswood, to open in January 2016 with 185 childcare places and a centre on Shepherds Hill Road, Blackwood, planned to open in the next six months catering for 100 children.
Precious Cargo founder and director, Cheryl Shigrov said the new centres would offer much-needed childcare vacancies.
“We’re very excited to expand the Precious Cargo family by the opening of more centres and sharing the Montessori early learning philosophy with more children,” Cheryl said.
“Enrolments are now open at all of our new centres, which will cater for babies from 6 weeks old to school age children.
“Aside from it being very difficult, in some areas, to secure childcare and early learning placements at the moment, the Montessori offering is becoming more popular and a preferred option by parents, so we expect demand for the new vacancies to be extremely high.
“Our new centres will feature communal dining rooms with cooked dinners, some of which extend to an alfresco dining areas, and state-of-the-art outdoor areas designed by WAX Designs with practical elements, such as a vegetable garden, water play area, clothes lines and drawing walls.
“When I started Precious Cargo in 2006, I wanted to offer busy working parents an option to access Montessori early learning for their children with flexible hours, so our centres are open from 6.30am until 6pm in the evening,” she said.
Precious Cargo is currently seeking expressions of interest from prospective employees, as it prepares to hire and train staff for the new centres.
“We’re now on the hunt for the very best Montessori educators to fill the various positions we have available and welcome prospective staff to get in touch,” Cheryl said.
“We provide thorough training for our staff, both at the induction phase and through ongoing professional development, to ensure they’re equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to facilitate Montessori-based learning,” she said.
The Montessori early learning philosophy promotes balance and a deeper absorption of information through the children’s senses. The aim is to laugh and learn together in order to create a supportive environment and raise respectful and well-adjusted children.
Precious Cargo tailors learning to the interest of each child, with a focus on five core areas of development, including practical life, sensorial, language, maths, and art/culture. It currently operates in Westbourne Park, St Peters, Myrtle Bank and Lockleys.
For more information about Precious Cargo and Montessori, go to www.preciouscargoeducation.com.au, and to enrol or apply for job vacancies, call 0437 156 252.