Montessori School House

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30 hours Free for 3 - 5 Year olds

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Montessori School House is based within a renovated villa to accommodate the Montessori philosophy. Our centre is a quality childcare centre in Hamilton East, close to the University of Waikato and Claudeland’s Showgrounds.

Montessori School House provides one of the very best pre-school programmes for children within the Waikato region. In our prepared indoor/outdoor Montessori environment, we strive to develop children’s love for learning, independence, confidence and respect for the wider world. We are a warm, loving community of parents, teachers and children working in partnership, sharing strong common values and goals.

At our centre every child’s individuality is respected and celebrated. We acknowledge and welcome all cultures at our pre-school.

With the balanced indoor and outdoor environment, children have the freedom to explore and develop their own potential. They are given the opportunities to extend their interest, develop reciprocal relationships, love of nature and satisfy their curiosity.

Our centre has the privilege of having a wide range of cultures, this builds upon children’s knowledge of other cultures than their own and develops respect and love for the diversity and differences.

We are passionate about providing a quality programme that reflects the philosophy of Maria Montessori. Our aim is to prepare the environment in order to develop children’s independence and a love for learning. We respect the individual strengths and interests of each child and plan to support them further with this learning.

Our mission is to provide a stimulating early care and education experience which promotes the Montessori Philosophy. This in turn, instills in children a belief that they can accomplish anything that they strive for, now and in the future.

What is Montessori?
– Develops each child’s individual potential
– Teaches solid language and maths skills
– Encourages a love of learning
– Supports creativity and imagination
– Builds self-esteem and social skills
– Fosters independence and self-discipline
– Unique learning philosophy
– Tried and true method
– Specially trained teachers
– Programme for preschoolers
– Affordable rates, 20 ECE hours programme

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Matariki at Montessori School House

Double Celebration at Montessori School House

Montessori School House Explore Seely’s Gully

Bambini Room at Montessori School House

Sensorial exploration in the Montessori School House

Fiji Day at Montessori School house

Diwali Celebration at Montessori School House


Mothers’ Day Celebrations at BestStart

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Montessori School House visit Seeley’s Gully

Montessori School House Support Plunket

Montessori School House’s Little Chefs

A busy month at Montessori School House

Montessori School house’s new garden


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.

We are delighted to announce that we have won a Gold Award for promoting healthy eating habits within our tamariki from the Heart Foundation New Zealand. For more information on the Healthy Heart Programme, click here!


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Parent Feedback:

“Thanks for looking after Oliver and providing him with knowledge. For getting to know him and what interests him. Oliver has come a long way and we have noticed an improvement in this intellectual capabilities and behaviour.”

“Thank you for the gift of learning you have given to our son, Bryce. Thank you for the hard work, dedication and most importantly, the patience you have all unconditionally accorded to Bryce. I’m sure he will put this learning to good use as he goes to another chapter of his life.”

“Thank you ladies – and sometimes men! For looking after Alice so well these last few years. You have helped mould her into the lovely little girl (She says Big Girl!) she is today. Thank you for inviting us to your many celebrations and outings, it’s been our pleasure to join you all.”