• What we are

    What we are

    We are a premium early childhood service provider, we offer high teacher to child ratios and have an excellent local reputation for helping children to be fully prepared for School.

    We want to inspire your child to become a life-long learner as an outcome of our nurturing care and Montessori teaching.

    What does this mean for my child?

    • They are fully prepared for School • They have good social skills • They have confidence in their abilities • They respond positively to teacher direction • They become independent learners

  • Our Values

    Our Values

    At Ōrākei Montessori Preschool we are:

    • Montessori focussed
    • Nurturing & respectful
    • Inclusive, appreciate diversity & child centred
    • Creative, innovative & responsive
    • Professional & ethical

  • Our Mission

    Our Mission

    At Ōrākei Montessori Preschool we acknowledge the privilege we have in caring for your child by:

    • Providing high quality Montessori education by qualified teachers.
    • Developing strong positive partnerships with all families and whānau.
    • Providing a safe, friendly and fun environment with purposeful activities.
    • Being flexible and open to change to facilitate continuous improvement.

  • Parents Page

    Parents Page

    Visit our parents page to get ideas for implementing Montessori principals at home

Helpful Information

Term Dates 2016

Term 1 Monday 25 January to 15 April
Term 2 Monday 2 May to 8 July
Term 3 Monday 25 July to Friday 23 September
Term 4 Monday 10 October to Tuesday 20 December

Peanut and tree nut free

Severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) can be triggered by a wide range of foods. Theoretically almost any food may be implicated, but the most common culprits are peanuts and tree nuts. Tree nuts include cashews, almonds, Brazils, hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans and pistachios. Seeds include sesame, sunflower, poppy and even coconut. About three-quarters of children allergic to nuts or peanuts will react on their first exposure. Information obtained from http://www.allergy.org.nz/

Special Events

Term 3 and 4

Look out for more fund raising events soon. Thanks to you wonderful parents we now have a "Fund Raising Committee". They are truly on to it! We know there is a Cinema Night to come very soon - which will be absolutely fabulous and a "Granny Bingo" night. Details to follow soon

Our History

A Montessori Preschool has been situated on our grounds since 1993, as from January 2016 Pauline Roberts (Head Teacher for the past 8 years) is now the new owner and manager). Our trained and experienced teachers are committed to provide quality Montessori Education for children from 20 months to 5 years of age. Our warm and friendly environment includes two purpose built and fully equipped classrooms and an outdoor area set among mature native trees. We are licensed for 40 children per session and offer 20 hours of ECE subsidy from 3 years of age. We are a MANZ (Montessori Association of New Zealand) member school, our teachers attend MANZ conference each year to keep abreast of current best practice.

For more information about Montessori education please view our FAQ's page.

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