Welcome to Little Earth - a warm and nurturing group of Montessori-based learning centres where children are inspired to unlock their potential through holistic, hands-on learning.


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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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Hear from our parents

We really have found a gem in Little Earth Montessori Kapiti. Teddy LOVES it! We have noticed a calmness since moving to the centre, he is easy to communicate and converse with and is compassionate and responsible.  He has also made some great friends and often talks about them and the teachers at home and on the weekends. He finds learning about his environment and doing jobs like making bread, cutting the fruit, watering plants and taking care of the centre really satisfying. 

Little Earth Montessori Kapiti has far exceeded our expectations - the level of care is so high, and my husband and I know our son is in safe and caring hands. As an ex-educator myself, I hold the professionalism and creativity of these teachers in very high regard. As a working mum it's not easy to leave your children with others every day.  We are so grateful to the staff for being such a safe, supportive and positive force in our whanau.

Maryanne Kavanagh

What's On

Maths in Action

Everyday in lots of different ways, opportunities present themselves for our children to engage in mathematical concepts.


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The Magic of Playdough

No doubt over the years we’ve all had a wee dabble playing with play dough- whether it be the commercial play-doh brand that was first marketing as a play product in the 1950’s or the homemade version that has been whipped up in kitchens all around the world. There are many reasons why playdough is so popular and the skills developed through playing with this medium go far deeper than just imagination and creativity!


What learning is involved when blowing bubbles?

There’s no denying the delight that bubbles can bring for children and adults alike! As an adult it comes naturally to us to be able to blow bubbles, but have you ever thought about the different skills it takes?


Childcare Assistance Update

Effective 1 April 2023, more people will be eligible for subsidy and the hourly subsidy rates will increase.