About Us


Orakei Montessori Preschool Hours:

Fantail Class - from 20 months to 3 years

Monday to Friday: 8.45 to 11.45. (Half day).
Monday to Friday: 8.45 to 2.45 (Full day)
(See our programme for more details)
We allow a 15 minute earlier drop off and pick-up 15 minute later pick-up, outside these times extra fees may be charged.

Tui Class 3 to 5 years of age
Monday to Friday: 8.45am – 12.45pm. (Half day).
Monday to Friday: 8.45am – 2.45pm. (Full day)
(See our programme for more details)


Our fees are $13.80 per hour (GST inclusive).

We welcome you to come and observe our classrooms in action. Please phone (09) 529-2518 or email pauline@omp.co.nz to make an appointment. Children can begin at 20 months of age in the Fantail classroom then at 3 years of age they will move into the Tui classroom until up to the age of 6 years.

20 Hours ECE Subsidy

Orakei Montessori Preschool offers 20 hours ECE subsidy for our 3, 4 and 5 year olds. To enable us to do this without comprising the quality of the service provided, additional charges are invoiced as part of the Fees Policy.

Orakei Montessori Preschool Philosophy Statement

We believe in creating an environment to foster a love of learning by enhancing freedom with responsibility, valuing creativity and appreciating individuality.

We endeavour to nurture the human spirit by respecting self, others and the environment through connection, communication and collaboration.

We educate for peace by embracing diversity, celebrating the joy of discovery and practising honesty and humility.

We support the child to make their own discoveries by directing the child’s natural energies towards purposeful engagement in an environment containing everything necessary for self-construction.

We uphold the Principals of Tiriti O Waitangi and strive to achieve meaningful bi-cultural practice.

We understand the importance of having a respectful, responsive and reciprocal relationship with parents/whānau because we educate the child as a cohesive team.