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Quality Childcare in Palmerston North

At Montessori Educare, our focus is on your child’s development and growth. Our Palmerston North team of experienced and qualified Montessori educators offers quality childcare while fostering your child’s curiously, intelligence and confidence. Enrol in our centre to experience the benefits of the Montessori philosophy.

Session Times / Fees

Our centre is open Monday to Friday between 8.00am – 3.45pm. We close for all public holidays, four weeks over the Christmas/New Year holidays and one ‘Teacher Only’ day each year. We structure the name of our programme in line with NZ Primary Schools with 4 terms and 4 x 2 weeks term breaks. Your enrolment at Montessori Educare is for the full 48 weeks of the year we are open.

We offer session options of either a 'morning' or a 'full day' sessions for a maximum of 50 children within our two multi-age classrooms (Kea and Kingfisher classes). We accept children between 2 years and 6 years of age.

It is preferred if children are toilet trained before starting, however we do take a limited number of toilet training children  when arranged prior to enrolment. This is preferable as it allows teachers to have more individual teaching time with children.

Morning session: 8.45am* until 12.45pm
Full day session: 8.45am* until 3.45pm
*Early morning drop offs from either 8.00am, 8.15am or 8.30am can be arranged at no extra cost.

We recommend making bookings on consecutive days of the week, with costs ranging depending on sessions booked.
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Attendance expectations

We require a minimum booking of 3 x morning or 2 x full day sessions per week to enrol.

If you are looking for some guidance on the amount of sessions per week to book for your child, Our 'Montessori Approved' recommended minimum bookings are:

Under 3 years: Are encouraged to attend 3 x mornings per week minimum.
3 – 4 years: are encouraged to attend 5 x morning sessions per week minimum (or a mix of mornings/full day equivalent).
4+ years: are encouraged to attend 2 x morning sessions and 3 full day sessions per week.

These Montessori approved recommended bookings are based upon the Montessori philosophy of providing quality, continuity of care, routine and so children can remember what they have learnt from the previous session without having to 'start over' again.
We recognise that all children are different, and we are flexible with our expectations. Recommended are NOT compulsory.

Please chat with us if your needs are different. We would be happy to help if we can!

If you would like a school prospectus/enrolment form or would like to arrange a no obligation visit to Montessori Educare please call and make an appointment to observe our school in action.
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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