St Peters

79-83 Stephen Tce
St Peters SA 5069

Ph 8363 5669

Thank you for your interest in Precious Cargo St Peters. Please fill out and submit the enquiry form on the right of this page so that we can send you a Parents Information Pack outlining our unique approach to Montessori Early Education. The Parents Information Pack includes a waiting list application form. Once you have returned this form to us with a $67 processing fee, your child will be placed on our waiting list and we will keep in touch regarding the availability of a position.

Natasha Pape : Director, St Peters

Natasha Pape

Director, St Peters

My name is Natasha Pape (nee Muller) and I am happy to say that I am the newly appointed Director at Precious Cargo, St Peters.

My Precious Cargo story started in 2006, when Cheryl Shigrov first started the Precious Cargo family. I began at St Peters in the role of Nursery Team Leader, a role I held for nearly 7 years. Throughout this time I was also Assistant Director.

In January 2013, I took a position in our Training department as an Assessor. This rewarding role involved guiding, mentoring and assessing our wonderful staff as they embarked on the Diploma or Certificate III in Children’s Services.

More recently I have been in the role of Assistant Director at Precious Cargo Myrtle Bank.
With my journey beginning at St Peters, I have a fondness and love for this centre as both an educator and a parent. My son attended Precious Cargo St Peters, experiencing all rooms except Nursery, until he began school this year.

Throughout my Early Childhood career, which began more than 20 years ago, I have had the pleasure of working with children of all ages as both Assistant and Team Leader. I graduated with my Diploma of Early Childhood Education in 1999 and achieved my Certificate in Montessori Studies in July 2009. I have a passion for child development and take great satisfaction in watching the wonder and enjoyment in children as they grasp something new. To know that we are scaffolding and nurturing these beautiful children as they learn and explore is nothing short of amazing. To know that we are here to assist these children to be the best that they can possibly be and begin to prepare them for the future is such a blessing.
As Director, I am excited to be able to guide and inspire educators to implement the Montessori method. As educators, we are creating an environment that fosters confidence, a sense of self worth, independence and positive social behaviour. There is nothing more satisfying than watching a child who is so eager to learn, try new challenges and to witness that look of achievement on their face – this is one of the my fondest moments.

I look forward to meeting with you all and working in partnership as your child grows and develops in to a confident, independent individual.