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Waikanae Montessori Pre-School has been serving the Kᾱpiti Coast for over 30 years. Our Pre-School is open from 9.00 am to 1.15 pm on Monday and 9.00 am to 2.30 pm Tuesday to Friday during school terms. We follow the Montessori Method of education and incorporate Te Whāriki (New Zealand early childhood curriculum document) into our programme.
Otaki Montessori follows the principles and practices of Maria Montessori and her philosophy as well as those that are outlined in Te Whariki, the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum. Our community of learners range in ages 2.5 up to 6 years old.
First time parents? SPACE (Supporting Parents Alongside Children’s Education) sessions in Waikanae on Wednesday afternoons. A weekly programme for first time parents that provides the opportunity to get to know other new parents, discussions and guest speakers on child development topics, play, music and stories for babies.
Our mission: To help our children progress towards becoming free, responsible and caring individuals able to impart purpose and direction in their lives and to contribute in multiple and unique ways to society.