The Villa Papanui


We are a new purpose-built preschool in Papanui, Christchurch. We provide authentic Montessori education with Christian values catering for 2-6 year old children.

Special features:

  • Well-resourced authentic Montessori equipment
  • Newly renovated centre incorporating natural light and wooden linings
  • Calm, nurturing environment with a lovely garden outdoor setting
  • Child sized and age appropriate equipment
  • Close to library and parks for centre excursions
  • Child sized atrium
  • Incorporating Catholic faith and traditions – (from February 2018)
  • Passionate, experienced and qualified teachers
  • Building community and sharing our values


The Villa Montessori is a beautifully restored old pre-school with a wooden interior, and provides a calm and warm home- like environment.

The generous size of the classroom gives the child the ability to explore their environment with space and light.

Learning materials are displayed on the shelves attractively to encourage the child to want to explore within.

The outdoor area is a large space for the children to play in, with an apple tree and fields in the background beyond our fences.

The children also have a smaller garden that is accessed directly from the classroom in which they plant their own flowers and are given the opportunity to nurture, water and look after it each day.

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77 Windermere Road, Papanui, Christchurch