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.



  • We are very happy with your centre, if we ought to have another child, your centre will be the ECE to go to again. To all the staff THANK YOU!!! you all have all contributed greatly in April’s life and learning.

    Tae Wu

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • Thank you for the amazing year that you have given us, with your warm hearts and caring souls, forever helping us and leading us on our little people’s journey.


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

  • 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

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

  • 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.


  • 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.

    Little Earth 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.

    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.”

  • "We leave richer for knowing you and are confident that our precious I. and S. have had the best possible start in life.