"Free a child's potential, and you will transform them into the world."

Maria Montessori



Ōtaki Montessori follows the principles and practices of Maria Montessori and her philosophy as well as those that are outlined in Te Whāriki, the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum.


Our vision is to provide children in our community with high quality early childhood education. Our aim is to be considered in the community as an excellent choice for quality Pre-School education. Our intent is the same as that of Dr Maria Montessori. ...”for children to be at the centre of society, enabling them to become caring, self-motivated and fulfilled individuals, able to create a harmonious and peaceful future for humanity.”


Our community of learners range in ages 2 and a half up to 6 years old. 



Our new playground!


This is the new trough which will supply the water for the water pump in the new playground.
Thank you to the Griffin family who have donated this piece of equipment.
The water pump will be used as a tool to teach valuable lessons on sustainability and physics.
There will be a plaque placed next to the trough to acknowledge this generous donation.



If you are interested in donating any sum of money towards the new playground (or a specific piece of equipment?) please see the office. We would be grateful to accept your donation.

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We are now closed for the holidays.


We will re-open on Tuesday the 22nd of January.


We have limited spaces available for term 1 & 2 so get in quick to secure your spot for 2019.



Morning Montessori  sessions operate daily
9.00am – 12.00pm Monday to Friday


All day Montessori sessions operates daily
9.00am - 2.30pm Monday to Friday


Early starts from 8.30am

Afternoon pickups until 3.00pm


We are now open during the school holidays apart from a 4 week close down for the Christmas/New Year holiday period.

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Haruatai Park, 200 Mill Road,

PO Box 15024, Ōtaki
New Zealand 5512

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TEL: (06) 364 7500

E-MAIL: om_admin@otakimontessori.co.nz

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