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We celebrate independence and inquisitiveness

At Little Earth Montessori Queenstown our children learn in partnership with their teachers.  We promote independence and encourage children to make their own choices, in an environment where they are safe and nurtured.

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Mohoitanga Room

Our Mohoitanga room is for our children who are aged 3.5 to school and is a well-resourced Montessori classroom.  The children are free to choose their own Montessori activities and what they want to study or either Raylene or Jane are there to guide and support each child. Our programme is also responsive to external influences. For example when caterpillars arrive via courier and need to be placed on Swan Plants immediately, or if the weather is too hot for play outside in the afternoons then we will allow for small changes to the programme.

Both Jane and Raylene are very approachable and vested in the Centre and enjoy a korero with their families to learn about the children and their families. Our interests extend to supporting the families when possible, and we are always ready to share our collective wisdom with the world.

Matauranga Room

Children come to room 2 at a very special age when they’re beginning to take more of an interest in the world around them and becoming more independent.  It is their teachers Michelle and Richard  aim in Room 2 to nurture and encourage this learning.  Our practical life area helps children gain critical self-help skills, strengthening both fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.  Wet and dry pouring as well as transferring using a spoon or tongs are just some of the activities children can enjoy here.  We also have a sensorial area where children will be able to choose from activities with a maths/ language basis.

Kaitoro Room

Our Kaitoro room is the starting point of every child's journey at little earth Montessori starting from the age of 18 months until they are 2.5 years old with our teachers Dandan, Melinda and Anjalika. Our routine consists of multiple practical life activities which is one of the key principals of the Montessori setup. Every child can explore all the activities that they would like to experience in our room, such as arts and crafts, reading books, sensorial play, practical life, and baking.

Our Kaitoro room has got a large outdoor area with several fruit trees, a sandpit, a vegetable patch and a pet rabbit named Dusty. Our garden attracts at lot of other wildlife such as birds, butterflies and ducks which is a great opportunity for the children to interact with and learn how to take care of animals and all the trees and plants we have. This makes them connect with the world around them.

Whakamana Room

Our Whakamana room is for our children who are aged 3.5 to school and is a well-resourced Montessori classroom.  The children are free to choose their own Montessori activity or either Andrea or Karen are there to guide and support each child . Our programme is also responsive to eternal influences, for example if the children bring books from home to share with their friends we ensure that these are included in our programme.

Both Karen and Andrea are very approachable and vested in the Centre and enjoy a korero with their families to learn about the children and their families. Our interests extend to supporting the families when possible, and we are always ready to share our collective wisdom with the world.

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