At Puddleducks’ Montessori we aspire to develop and grow as a culturally diverse, dynamic and inclusive community of learners encompassing our bicultural heritage. We work with whānau, tamariki and our community to provide a Montessori programme for education within the framework of Te Whāriki. We aim to nurture the development of tamariki from age two years to six years of age; fostering their natural desire for independence, exploration and self-discovery within our specially prepared environment.
At Puddleducks’ Montessori tamariki have fun and learn at the same time, guided by skilled, inspiring and caring professionals who know how to extend the thinking of tamariki and nurture their love of learning. Tamariki move between activities, making choices, exploring, developing independence and growing in confidence. They have opportunities to learn about the world and begin to understand their connection to it.
We are an Enviroschool belonging to a wider community of early childhood centres and schools in our region. The kaupapa of the Enviroschools programme is about the well-being of the whole preschool, community and ecosystem. Integrating education for sustainability into the whole of our preschool creates learning opportunities and a range of benefits and is interwoven seamlessly with our Montessori way of life.
Our Commitment to Excellence
Testimonial -Doolan Family, March 2016
“We have had the privilege of being associated with Puddleducks’ Montessori for the last 5 years with our two daughters attending. Our youngest still attends and prior to this our niece and nephew attended there, who are now, outstanding young adults.
The staff have been kind and supportive and a stable influence in my daughter’s lives particularly with the longevity of the staff members.
Experiencing education at Puddleducks’ Montessori has provided them with an excellent foundation in their preparation for school in that they excel in their levels of concentration, empathy towards others and independence.
We would not hesitate to recommend Puddleducks’ Montessori to anyone!”
At Puddleducks’ Montessori:
- We support the natural development of children from two up to the age of six years, nurturing each child’s innate potential as we deliver an inclusive, high quality Montessori programme.
- Children have fun and learn guided by skilled, inspiring and caring professionals who know how to extend children’s thinking and nurture their love of learning.
- We build positive partnerships with parents and whānau inviting them to share in the life of our Montessori.
- Children’s natural desire for independence, exploration and self- discovery is promoted by our specially prepared environment.