LEARNING & GROWING OUR FUTURE
ABOUT OUR CENTRE
Providing a quality learning environment for children from 9 months until 6 years, Little Sprouts Montessori Preschool is open from 7.30am-5.30pm Monday to Friday. Offering 20 hours of free education for children from three years and up – we are a small family centre with a strong focus on being part of our local community.
We have two classrooms with purposeful materials designed for each of the age groups which have been carefully curated in line with the Montessori teaching method. Each class follows their own level of development and then has time together. This is a valuable opportunity for children to share experiences and teach each other just as they would in a home environment. The older children learn compassion and caring for younger children and the younger children benefit by having older role models to learn from.
Our outside garden makes full use of the natural environment. It includes trees for shade and climbing and equipment that fosters the development of gross motor skills.
Each day at Little Sprouts is structured following a routine with both inside and outside time and works on building different skills by offering a balance of activities. This structured time helps to prepare children for the daily routines of the school day. It makes the transition to school an easy process giving them the best possible start on their educational journey.
A WARM & SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT
THE LITTLE SPROUTS TEAM
Having the same team, all of the time, helps to build the relationship between children and their families with our teachers. At Little Sprouts we pride ourselves on the consistency of our team and have structured our rostering to mean that our teachers are present for the duration of the day – from when your child arrives until when they are collected at the end of each day. You child will feel safe and secure knowing who they are going to see each day – and beautiful relationships will form!
BECAUSE LEARNING NEVER STOPS
As members of MANZ (Montessori of Aotearoa New Zealand) – our team have ongoing professional development in the Montessori method. For more information on what being part of MANZ encompasses click here.
Key members of our team are also part of the local Kahui Ako – Community of Learners. This Ministry of Education initiative encourages consistency throughout a child’s learning journey from preschool age through to completion of high school. Our team members regularly engage with other teachers from the wider community – working together to provide a consistent approach to your child’s education.
OUR PHOTO GALLERY
See what a day in our centre is like by browsing our photo gallery.
HOW TO ENROL
Click here to find out more about how to enrol to become part of the Little Sprouts family.