"The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct their own experiences."

Maria Montessori



Mon - Fri 9am - 12pm

Children aged 2 years +



Mon - Fri 9am - 2:30pm

Children aged 2 years +


These session allows children to stay for an extended day. The child brings their lunch and eat it at school. 



Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand (MANZ) 

$1 per week


Children over 3 years old are eligible for
20 hours ECE



Sessions 9am - 12pm or 

9am - 2.30pm

(Available Monday to Friday - minimum 3 per week)

$5 per hour


For every hour over 30 hours a week and/or over   6 hours per day     $10.00 per hour



Optional Charge for 3 year olds

$14.50  (per week)


Note: The optional charge is to cover services provided over and above what is required by the Ministry of Education.

These include Montessori Trained teachers, Montessori equipment and Resources, Morning Tea and Food preparation activities, Stationery and Multi-media resources and supplies, Qualified relievers, and more.

We require the optional charge to be paid in order to adhere to the Montessori Philosophy and curriculum that is the special character of our pre-school. 


Fees for children under 3 year olds 


From term 3, 2017 we are offering no fees for up to 30 hours of preschool per week
(up to 6 hours per day)
This applies to children over 3 years only
(other charges still apply)


Charges for children over 3 year olds 


Kea Class


Tui Class


Kea Class is for our younger tamariki from 2 years old.

The class is incorporates Montessori with Te Whāriki creating an holistic environment.

The children enjoy a lower teacher to child ratio so more time can be dedicated to care routines.


Tui Class is for our older tamariki from 3 1/2 years old to

6 years old (approximately)

The children enjoy an environment that meets their needs and interests through a Montessori curriculum blended with Te Whāriki - offering an holistic education.


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Haruatai Park, 200 Mill Road,

PO Box 15024, Ōtaki
New Zealand 5512

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