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    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    I know :-/ So expensive. Plus there is a non-refundable application fee...what is that for?!

    The discount for additional children is only $100 haha.

    We have looked into Steiner here as well but we weren't very impressed. Your school sounds awesome.
    Yeah if it was traditional Steiner I'd probably be looking at home schooling, lol. You just need to move down here.

    We paid a NRAF too, $75 per kid. Not sure what the discount per child is, but I think it might be more than that, either way $100/$8,000 is not much of a discount at all.

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    Yeah the discount is a bit pathetic.

    I guess I could always move your way...hehehe.

    The NRAF is $400-something per child at this one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    Yeah the discount is a bit pathetic.

    I guess I could always move your way...hehehe.

    The NRAF is $400-something per child at this one
    That's brutal. Does it guarantee a spot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    That's brutal. Does it guarantee a spot?
    No. It's non-refundable, even if you don't get placed. I don't understand why they can't refund it if you don't get a spot

    That's one aspect of Steiner that I love - I read once that they attempt to make the approach achievable for the average family. Montessori advocates state that it is the specialised equipment and Montessori qualified teachers etc that incur the hefty fees, but I don't see how it can really be *that* much?

    Hmm.

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    Witwicky, how did you go? Has your son started with Montessori? I've Been looking into Montessori and wondered how you and the other members went.

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    My kids do montessori daycare I absolutely adore it, but its 30+ mins each way to the closest school, plus 20k/year for the 2 kids. We just couldn't do it without me working. And I wouldnt be able to work. Instead, we are sending them to a local school which runs the international baccalaureate program, which I feel is a good compromise. Quite a few of the kids from the daycare end up at the IB school, inc the staff children.

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    I commonly read people saying how expensive montessori schools are...our local one is $930 per term plus a few levies ..so about the same as your standard private school

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    In Sydney our closest Montessori is cheaper than the big private schools - $2000 per term compared to $4000 for private

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    Our private school is about 700/term for Kindy, I think 850 pre primary. It doesnt go up much, anyway.

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    Hi there!
    I wonder if there are some Montessori,Steiner, AP or any alternative mums here from Moreton bay, North Brisbane? I have 3/8 year old son, and he has been with me a home all the time with long breastfeeding etc. SO I do want to find some homelike, gentle, early learning environment for him around this area... Any ideas? I would really appreciate any advice!


 

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