On this page you will find links to a number of websites that expand on the general philosophy and outlook of Mount Martha Preschool.

Peter Gray, Ph.D.

“Children come into the world with instinctive drives to educate themselves. These include the drives to play and explore.”

Sylvia Duckworth

Educator and sketchnoter

Let the Children Play

Includes links to Preschool activities, child development and children activities

Early Life Foundations

Kathy Walker OAM is the founding director of Early Life Foundations

Alfie Kohn

“Children learn how to make good decisions by making decisions, not by following directions.”

Challenging Learning

Peter Gray, Ph.D.

“Children come into the world with instinctive drives to educate themselves. These include the drives to play and explore.”

Sylvia Duckworth

Educator and sketchnoter

Let the Children Play

Includes links to Preschool activities, child development and children activities

Early Life Foundations

Kathy Walker OAM is the founding director of Early Life Foundations

Alfie Kohn

“Children learn how to make good decisions by making decisions, not by following directions.”

Challenging Learning

Haim G. Ginott

“I’ve come to a frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It’s my personal approach that creates the climate. It’s my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or dehumanized.”  

Let’s Read

Kids Matter

Australian early childhood mental health initiative

Nature Explore

Raising Children

the Australian parenting website

Let’s Read

Kids Matter

Australian early childhood mental health initiative

Nature Explore

Raising Children

the Australian parenting website

Children’s rights

Australian Human Rights Commission