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About Us

‘Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment. To assist a child we must provide him with an environment which will enable him to develop freely.’

– Maria Montessori

The philosophy of our preschool is based on the authentic Montessori teaching method which focuses on the development and education of the whole child. Children take part in holistic learning experiences that engage and foster their learning journey to become passionate, caring and confident learners.

Our vision weaves together with Te Whāriki to provide a holistic learning experience.

Regular scheduled excursions into the wider community will take place during the year. We welcome family involvement in these events.

Weekly physical activity sessions held by the teaching staff will ensure that children’s mental and emotional health as well as their physical well-being is being promoted.

The Villa Montessori preschool has a special character of sharing and teaching the authentic Montessori method as well as introducing the aspect of sharing and teaching the Christian faith in the Catholic tradition in February 2018. We welcome all children and families to our centre.

For more information on Montessori in Aotearoa please click on the link below.

Montessori in Aotearoa New Zealand