"Montessori Children’s House is a truly special place. The trust and confidence in the [school] from all the parents is incredible, and this in turn creates such a close and engaged community. Each morning, all our children are welcomed so warmly and lovingly, by teachers and parents alike, setting them up brilliantly for the day ahead...
... And when Joe comes home each day he is buzzing with all he has learned and experienced. I can see how much care the whole teaching team put into creating a calm and stimulating environment that inspires him to explore and learn; how committed they are as Montessori professionals to observing his interests and following his lead; how well they understand and believe in Joe, his uniqueness and his potential - and tailor how they prompt him to unlock this; how gently their nurture builds his own confidence and happiness. Joe is thriving at MCH, as are all his little friends. He and our whole family are lucky to have found them"
"We chose Montessori Children's House for our children because of the strong focus on the needs of the child. It is a rare place in our society in that time is in the Child's hands. The quiet guidance of the teacher's enable the children to explore their interests and grow at their own pace, separate to any adult expectation. The children learn naturally through experience, and once mastered, are keen to teach their peers, gaining experience as an expert and a leader. Children as learners, experts and leaders creating self reliant, confident life-long learners.
I cannot think of a better place for our children to begin their learning journey outside of the family home."
"I have had the privilege of both my children attending Montessori Children’s House for their preschool years (3-6). Both children left Montessori for primary school with amazing foundations in reading, writing and maths. Not only this, but the environment and opportunities that Montessori Children’s House provides to be creative, sporty and to explore nature and science has been instrumental in allowing my children to become well rounded and ready for the world. The facilities are fantastic and the teaching team and management are supportive, kind and caring. The children and I found it very difficult to leave when it came time for primary school."
"We should like to say how much we have valued the wonderful and supportive and caring learning environment which you provided for our older daughter and which you are now providing for her younger sibling. Our older daughter's time with you was the perfect preparation for her time at primary school. The integrity and authenticity as well as the variety of what you offer, and the genuine interest and concern which you have displayed and are displaying for our daughters are hugely appreciated. Thank you."
"My children have been very happy at Montessori Children’s House and have loved learning about countries of the world, Maori culture, recognising letters and learning to write, baking and making their own juice, participating in drama, music and sports opportunities and watching caterpillars hatch into butterflies. Montessori Children’s House is a lovely centre with a real family feel and I wholeheartedly recommend it to prospective parents. They have dedicated staff who believe in the Montessori philosophy and work hard to put it into practice. The teachers interact with the children calmly and with respect. The children are encouraged to be independent, in their daily routines (hanging up their bag, serving themselves morning tea, toileting etc) and in their work and learning. The environment is calm and orderly, there is no shouting or running inside and children are able to finish their task without someone else taking it away or unduly interrupting them. The teachers actively observe and nurture individual children's strengths and interests, including through creating or sourcing new teaching resources, and picking unit studies to reflect the passions and cultural backgrounds of the children. Toys, gadgets and screens aren't really seen, instead children are working with real-world materials: tools, sewing activities, solid wooden shapes, plants, jugs, brushes, spoons, sponges etc, the kinds of things adults use in their daily life without thinking twice, but which are a source of great pride for small people when they are mastered. Parents are welcome to be involved to share their own experiences and expertise, and there are plenty of opportunities to be involved with the end of year show, "Wellington on a Plate" international food festival and unit topics."
"Both our children go to Montessori Children's house now and we all love it there. The teachers always take their time to speak with us, are respectful and caring with the children and if there are any issues we find a solution together as a team. For us, this was settling in our second son which was a bit of a challenge at first. I love the environment, the climbing wall, quiet reading room and that the owners always look for new ideas on how to improve the place. My kids get challenged and are excited to go there in the morning. My older son recently started the 5 year old program which he loves and has basically a teacher all to himself. It's a great place with wonderful people. "
"We always felt that a Montessori early childhood education would be the best and most natural fit for Gala. It is important to us for her to be in an environment and community that is nurturing and educational. Somewhere that respects her individuality and teaches her to be mindful. Montessori Childrens House in Miramar has exceeded our expectations. We’ve seen a huge leap in Gala’s development and confidence since she started in 2017 and we’re thankful that she has access to great resources and knowledge from teachers who are so passionate about the Montessori Method."