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.

half price promotion

Find a centre

Contact us or schedule a visit today!

Get in Touch

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.

Learn More

Whats New

Happy Father's Day!

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

more

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.

more

'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’.

more

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.

more

Testimonials

  • 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.

     


  • 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.

    Nikki

  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

    Rachel

  • Chloe loves Little Earth and we really appreciate the stuff she learned in Little Earth. It gives her a good start in Primary School. Chloe always said to me, she wants to come back to Little Earth, that is how much she loves Little Earth.

    Angel

  • 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
    Queenstown

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


  • 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.”


  • 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