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.
We are no ordinary preschool. Following Maria Montessori principles, we deliver a curriculum that develops a love of learning based on respectful relationships, and in harmony with nature.
Our traditions are founded on kindness and respect for each child as a unique individual. Together we are on a journey of creating a magical childhood for your child, based on respectful relationships and in harmony with nature.
We are a Gold Award member of Enviroschools; one of only four ECE centres in New Zealand. Little Earth is a place of special character where children have access to a natural environment, with plants and animals to inspire their sense of wonder and reconnect them with nature.
We are proud of our beautiful premises. The rammed earth walls, untreated timber, natural light and ventilation, sandstone pavers, and use of other natural renewable resources, creates a healthy environment, a living place with a soul, for our children and teachers to learn and teach. Our beautiful environment provides a balance between freedom, order and responsibility, nurturing and stimulating the spontaneous curiosity within the child, inspiring a love of nature and a love of learning. Together we build lasting joyful memories, keeping the enchantment of childhood alive.
Little Earth children are independent, courageous, and joyful learners with keen self-knowledge. Our beautiful environment provides a balance between freedom, order and responsibility, nurturing and stimulating the spontaneous curiosity within the child, inspiring a love of nature and a love of learning. Together we build lasting joyful memories, keeping the enchantment of childhood alive.
Come and talk to us about a place for your child, there’s so much more to show you.
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Half day/full day options
Closed Saturday, Sunday & public holidays
Ages Catered For:
6 months - 6 years
20 hours ECE Subsidy for 3 – 5 year olds
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Lovely school with lovely teachers, my daughters love the whole set up with learning life skills and coming home to share what they have learnt.
Jackie Du Toit
C’s time at Little Earth has so dramatically changed him onto an open, confident, young man
We're thrilled to have our child at Little Earth, we honestly believe there is no better place to lay the foundations for learning.
I am so impressed with the teachers and it is reflected in how well my child has settled in.
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.
For the last five years, we have been celebrating Harvest Festival at Little Earth Kapiti as summer draws to an end.
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.