Little Earth

For early childhood learning.

Our warm and welcoming Little Earth Montessori centres follow the teaching principles of Maria Montessori, helping nurture learners who are socially, academically and emotionally well-developed and ready for life’s challenges.

Each of our centres is an appealing, purpose-built environment. We support our highly qualified teachers by resourcing each centre with high quality, carefully selected Montessori materials that support our children’s holistic learning experience.

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About Us

Little Earth centres are a home away from home for children aged 0-6. Little Earth children learn with confidence, and develop independence and a courageous love of learning, through our child-centred methodology where children choose their ‘work’, and are given guidance and support by our fantastic teachers, in an environment that encourages calm and purposeful learning.

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Celebrating Matariki at Little Earth Montessori Kapiti

Matariki has always been a part of our conversations here at Little Earth Montessori Kapiti. We constantly revisit books and songs about Matariki. From time to time older children also share their experiences of past Matariki celebrations at preschool. For the last two months we had more focused discussion and had various activities on it as we commemorate Māori New Year.

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'Love of books' programme at Little Earth Queenstown

In response to feedback from primary sector that some children are starting school without knowing the educational value of books, we have started a programme of ‘Love of books’.

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Celebrating Mothers at Little Earth Kapiti

Last week, the children have been very excited and busy preparing for our Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea. Hosting a special afternoon tea takes a lot of planning and such an event is very meaningful to the children. It is a great opportunity for the children to do something nice for others.

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Craig Smith at Little Earth Queenstown

The children at Little Earth Queenstown are lucky! Last month, Craig Smith came to the centre to share his best stories.

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Testimonials

  • Little Earth has provided a quality toolbox for our daughter that she will use for life. The quality of care and attention was always beyond reproach everyday. Every staff member engaged with the children and parents constantly. Children were treated with respect and dignity. Parents were always acknowledged, suggestions were always listened to and where possible implemented. I particularly love the way someone greets the children everyday. The trips were consistent with their age. The parent evenings and story park feedback are extremely valuable, useful and appropriate. I will miss everything about little Earth Montessori.

    Jodi

  • C’s time at Little Earth has so dramatically changed him onto an open, confident, young man


  • I am so impressed with the teachers and it is reflected in how well my child has settled in.


  • We receive regular communication and wonderful updates on our son’s progress including great photos and information on his current learning so we feel involved in his day to day activities. We absolutely recommend Little Earth Rosedale to other parents.


  • Initially we were drawn to Little Earth Queenstown because of the smaller staff to student ratios, the calm physical environment and the unique, effective teaching strategies. Once established at the centre these aspects became secondary to the outstanding staff who worked there.

    Once there our daughter developed a sense of belonging, rapidly becoming a part of the Montessori family. She was always treated with dignity and respect and given many opportunities to explore and learn


    Queenstown

  • We're thrilled to have our child at Little Earth, we honestly believe there is no better place to lay the foundations for learning.


  • Little Earth Rosedale is a lovely environment for the children and every time I pick up my son I experience a friendly reception from all the teachers and I have found them very understanding and supportive.


  • To all the wonderful teachers Thank you. You’ve looked after, cared for and taught our daughters for such a long time now, we feel like you’re part of the family. Thank you so much for looking after them with so much love. Keep doing all the wonderful things you do, we have really enjoyed being a part of it, onto the next chapter... Kylie, Ivy & Penny

    Kylie, Ivy & Penny
    Queenstown

  • The decision for M to go there was by far the best thing we have done


  • When we were looking for a Montessori pre-school for my son we found Little Earth Rosedale, and upon enquiring they were extremely helpful and friendly. After coming for a first visit we were instantly convinced it was the right choice and we have had no regrets in our decision.