• What we are

    What we are

    We are a premium early childhood service provider, we offer high teacher to child ratios and have an excellent local reputation for helping children to be fully prepared for School.

    We want to inspire your child to become a life-long learner as an outcome of our nurturing care and Montessori teaching.

    What does this mean for my child?

    • They are fully prepared for School • They have good social skills • They have confidence in their abilities • They respond positively to teacher direction • They become independent learners

  • Our Values

    Our Values

    At Ōrākei Montessori Preschool we are:

    • Montessori focussed
    • Nurturing & respectful
    • Inclusive, appreciate diversity & child centred
    • Creative, innovative & responsive
    • Professional & ethical

  • Our Mission

    Our Mission

    At Ōrākei Montessori Preschool we acknowledge the privilege we have in caring for your child by:

    • Providing high quality Montessori education by qualified teachers.
    • Developing strong positive partnerships with all families and whānau.
    • Providing a safe, friendly and fun environment with purposeful activities.
    • Being flexible and open to change to facilitate continuous improvement.

  • Parents Page

    Parents Page

    Visit our parents page to get ideas for implementing Montessori principals at home

Helpful Information

Term Dates 2018

Term 1 Monday 29 January to Friday 13 April

School Holiday Programme 22nd - 27th April
Term 2 Monday 30 April to Friday 6th July

School Holiday Proramme 16th - 20th July
Term 3 Monday 23rd July to Friday 28th September

School Holiday Programme 8th - 12th October
Term 4 Monday 15th October to Fri 21st December

Special Events

Term 1 - Parents Evening Wednesday 21st February 7.30pm.

Shared Lunch (Chinese New Year) 1st March

Grandparents Lunch Thursday 15th March

Term 2 - Parents Evening Wednesday 16th May 7.30pm

Term 3 - Parents Evening Wednesday 8th Aug, 7.30pm.

The ever popular Dad Fish & Chip Night - TBA Mid September

Term 4 - Parents Evening Wednesday 31st October, 7.30pm

Christmas Party - Date to be arranged


Our History

A Montessori Preschool has been situated on our grounds since 1993, as from January 2016 Pauline Roberts (Head Teacher for the past 8 years) is now the new owner and team leaderr). Our trained and experienced teachers are committed to provide quality Montessori Education for children from 20 months to 6 years of age. Our warm and friendly environment includes two purpose built and fully equipped classrooms and an outdoor area set among mature native trees. We are licensed for 40 children per session and offer 20 hours of ECE subsidy from 3 years of age. We are a MANZ (Montessori Association of New Zealand) member school, our teachers attend MANZ conference each year to keep abreast of current best practice.

For more information about Montessori education please view our FAQ's page.

Our latest ERO Review from Novemebr 2017 is now available click here

The Report affirms the high quality of our teaching programme here at OMP.

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