"One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child."

Maria Montessori


We provide nutritious food for the childrens morning tea and we ask that if a child is staying at Montessori for lunch parents will provide a healthy lunch for their child. Water is always available at Montessori for children to drink. The children are required to wash their hands before eating.


If parents want to bring a treat for their child’s fifth birthday we ask that the food be limited to fresh or dried fruit and fresh vegetables. This is enjoyed by the whole class.


Please encourage your child to leave toys at home or in the car. Instead, we love to share their special books from home, or for them to bring in things like shells, feathers, nests, bugs, something from the garden, or other items of interest we can share and follow up on.


Please bring a bag with a change of clothes to Montessori each day. 

For the safety of your children only the parents / legal guardians or people who have authority to collect a child will be able to do so. The authority is written in the child’s enrolment form and will need to be updated as needed by a parent. Parents/caregivers are responsible for their own children whilst proceeding to and from the school and outside session hours. Please ensure your child is welcomed by a teacher at their class. Please sign your child in and out each day on the class list in the foyer.


On enrolment, an immunisation certificate needs to be sighted and photocopied.  Immunisation Information, allergies and relevant medical details that teachers need to be aware of will be recorded on a child’s file.


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PO Box 15024, Ōtaki
New Zealand 5512

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