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.

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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.

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'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’.

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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.

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Testimonials

  • 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

  • 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
    Queenstown

  • 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’d like to express my heartfelt thanks to everyone for all you have done.

    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.

    The life skills you give them at the start of their life journey is a real gift, and an asset that they carry with them as they move into the next step of their lives. Today our child bounced into his new class, keen to get on with it. I am pretty sure he will be quite a scholastic achiever.

     He seems very structured, precise and particular about how things are done, and likes to figure out how things work.

     Certainly at Little Earth Queenstown those inherent talents of his have had every chance to develop, grow and flourish under your tutelage. I’m really looking forward to seeing him progress as I know he will.


  • 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

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


  • 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.

    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.”


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


  • 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