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About

High Quality Montessori Education
in Palmerston North 

At Montessori Educare Palmerston North, we offer a program influenced by Maria Montessori’s education philosophy. Our experienced educators focus on your child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive needs to promote lifelong learning and real-world readiness. We work with families and whānau to develop a curriculum that integrates the values of the entire community. As a multicultural centre we respect the bicultural heritage of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Mission Statement

To work with families and communities to provide a Montessori environment for education that inspires a lifelong love of learning through self discovery, development of the spirit of children up to six years of age. We’re particularly proud of our high staff to child ratios, our strong relationships with families/ whānau, our modern and balanced take on Montessori philosophy, the integration of TeWhariki and our professional and dedicated team.
Little kid with his toy
Little kid with his teacher

Our Daily Routine 

Our daily routine is structured, familiar and engaging to encourage your child’s holistic growth. Our educators focus on empowering your child to learn and explore while maintaining a safe and supportive environment. 

8:00am – 9:30am
Inside Only Independent work cycle
(both classrooms open and morning tea offered throughout session on morning tea tables)

9:30am – 11:00am
Outside Opens - Inside/Outside Independent work cycle
(children are free to choose from structured activities inside or outside)

11:00am – 11:30am
Circle Time, Hand-washing & Lunch Prep. 
(children meet in their classrooms for discussions on current curriculum topics, alongside songs, stories, music and movement)

11:30 – 12:00pm
Lunchtime
(children sit down and enjoy lunch together with their class) 

12:00pm – 12:45pm
Indoor/Outdoor Free Flow
(both classrooms are open and children are free to choose from structured and free play activities inside or outside)

-- End of morning session --

12:45pm – 2:00pm
Indoor/Outdoor Free Flow
(both classrooms are open and children are free to choose from structured and free play activities inside or outside)

2.00pm – 2:30pm
Afternoon Tea

2:30pm – 3:00pm 
Indoor/Outdoor Free Flow
(both classrooms are open and children are free to choose from structured and free play activities inside or outside)

3:00pm – 3:45pm
Free play and end of day tidy up
(parents begin picking up between 3.00pm and 3.45pm)

-- End of full day session --

Our Team

All of our staff members are carefully selected for their dedication and experience in early childhood education and the Montessori philosophy. All our team members are 100% ECE qualified and 100% Montessori qualified. Our team all hold current first aid certificates and have a passion for the well-being and growth of children. 

Christine and Lincoln Jones (owners) have owned Montessori Educare since 2005. Their three sons went through Montessori Educare. They are passionate about providing high quality education and care to all families.

Charlotte Williams (office manager) joined the team in 2009. She coordinates day-to-day workings in the office to ensure the centre runs smoothly. 

Anna Phillips (team leader/educator) joined the team in 2005. She holds full NZ teacher registration and has a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Years), a Post Graduate Diploma of Teaching (ECE), a Montessori Teaching Diploma and a Certificate in First Aid.

Tracey Greig (educator) joining the team in 2010, she holds full NZ teacher registration and has a Bachelor of Education (Early Years), a Montessori Teaching Diploma (3-6yrs) and a Certificate in First Aid.

Leliana Kereama (educator) joined the team in 2010. She holds full NZ teacher registration and has a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education), a Certificate in Montessori Education (3-6yrs) and a Certificate in First Aid.

Linda Williams (educator) joined the team in 2012. She holds full NZ teacher registration and has a Bachelor of Teaching, a Montessori Teaching Diploma (3-6), and has a Certificate in First Aid.

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Little girl playing with her toy
If you would like more information or to arrange a visit to see us in action please phone 06 356 4697 or email office@montessorieducare.co.nz
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