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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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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Happy Father's Day!

Little Earth Montessori Rosedale organised a lovely breakfast for Father's Day.


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.


'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’.


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.



  • The loving ways of teachers like you is the difference between teaching and educating. Thanks for teaching Nihal, educating and empowering him. Thanks for supporting and always encouraging Nihal. He has learnt lots and gained so much confidence since being at Little Earth Montessori. He will miss you all very much.

    Nihal and Roneeka

  • All we can say is THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts. You have cared and nurtured Kuini so much over the years. You’ve given her the feeling of adventure + excitement as she learns – amazing! With much gratitude and love, Regan, Trixie, Goldie and Kuini x

    Regan, Trixie, Goldie and Kuini

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

  • Aria has thrived on her time here. We love the warm, kind, and caring atmosphere that all teachers create. Engaging with each student as they arrive everyday really makes the whole family feel very welcome here and makes the child feel at home. We know Aria is completely ready to embark on her primary journey because of her foundation created here at Little Earth. She has made very good friends and many of these will continue through her primary years at Pinehurst. We thank you for contributing to her preparation and know that she is confident and ready due to her time here. The balance and mixture of learning and everyday activities us fantastic and we are so pleased we chose you all to take care of Aria. Thank you.

    Niki and Warren

  • Simply to be honest, no more or less, I and my family have been so much happy and satisfied with the team in Little Earth Montessori. My eldest daughter went to Montessori first. She grew up with you, learning so many things that have become the base/ foundation of her current learning at Primary School. This is why we decided to bring Hanjung with you, although we moved a bit far. I and my family won’t forget you, your devotion into teaching children. Thank you so much.


  • We have grown as parents and learned a lot from working in partnership with you.

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

  • 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.


  • The group of teachers at the Centre are an awesome lot! They are helpful, kind and very capable of heling Children in their learning development. Also instilling in the children, the values of good manners and good relationship with each other. 


  • I love the care taken in employing staff, it shows, they are all genuine, caring people, with a real nurturing attitude towards our children and their learning. I think continue doing what you are doing. We as a family will really miss this phase in our lives and the amazing experience of our children’s preschool years at Little Earth. The elder children have gone on to ‘thrive’ at school, indicative of the great foundation built at Little Earth.