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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Whats New

Harvest Festival at Little Earth Montessori Kapiti

For the last five years, we have been celebrating Harvest Festival at Little Earth Kapiti as summer draws to an end.


Enrolment Deal: Now On!

Back to School enrolment deal available now! Find out more here.


Celebrating the Spirit of Christmas At Little Earth Kapiti

It has been our annual tradition at Little Earth Kapiti since we opened in 2009, that we come together as a community to celebrate Christmas with a Family Picnic at our preschool grounds.


Learning about the moon

After we celebrated Matariki, all the talk, and singing about the stars lead the conversation to outer space, and the moon. We had a bit of fun recreating the phases of the moon using Oreo cookies.



  • 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


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

  • I would like to acknowledge your talent as educators. I have been constantly amazed over the last 6 years, at the depth of your understanding and skill, your commitment to your students, and the results that you effect with the wonderful kiddies, including ours.


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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

  • 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.