Montessori Kilbirnie

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20 hours ECE for 3-5 year olds
*Conditions apply

Here at Montessori Kilbirnie we offer high quality early childhood education for children. The centre follows the principles and practices of the Montessori philosophy as well as those outlined in Te Whariki, the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum.

Our centre is a home from home for your children. A small house in a quiet street with secure grounds. We are in Vallance Street a quiet cul de sac off Kilbirnie Crescent, so our centre is well positioned for easy access to public transport and a quick trip to the city by car. We are also well placed to use the local recreation centre, library and park.

Ours is a small centre with a maximum of 26 children. We often have siblings able to attend together as we offer places for 6 months to 6 year olds. Our teachers model respect, courtesy and peace in a warm, cheerful environment.

The Montessori philosophy advocates the holistic development of the child. It is based on a belief in the child’s innate potential. Montessori education from the earliest years will prepare your child for life by encouraging:

  • independence
  • concentration
  • coordination
  • self esteem
  • inner motivation
  • respect for each other
  • respect for their environment
  • a love of learning

We invite all interested parents to visit our Montessori centre – simply give us a call on 387 1195 and we can arrange a time and day for one of our teachers to show you around the centre.

Ma tenei whare hei manaaki, hei tiaki, hei akonga mo nga tamariki mokopuna.

May this place protect, nurture and educate our little ones.

Click here to read our philosophy

Montessori Playgroup

Come and learn about Montessori philosophy and principles in a lovely, friendly environment with your child.    The space is prepared for children from 0 to 3 years allowing them to explore, make choices, gain confidence and independence.  Each Monday at Poneke Rugby Club between 9.30am and 11.30am. Give us a call for more information.


Ask us about our Be School Ready initiative


We are excited to offer our families access to Storypark e-portfolios. They are a great way to keep up to date with what your child is doing while at the centre. You can log in to the secure platform wherever you are in the world to see what’s been happening in their day, check out photos of them and comment on their activities. Click here for more information about this fantastic resource.

Click here to read our centre’s latest ERO Report.

Parent Feedback:

“I feel very happy and secure in the knowledge that my toddler is well looked after, cared for and receives wonderful education from the teachers at the centre. My son looks forward to going to Montessori.”

“We are very grateful and happy with my son’s school. We have developed great relationships with the teaching staff and other families in the centre, he’s a confident little person with great qualities. The centre is doing a superb job and they have a good culture in the place with a team of good teachers. Thank you again for all your hard work”

“We love the centre and so does our son, thank you for all the hard work you do”