We are a beautiful brand new purpose-built Montessori Nursery & Preschool based in gorgeous Oamaru. We pride ourselves on being the first - and currently, the only - Montessori Early Learning & Day Care centre in Oamaru & North Otago, and we are thrilled to offer another care option for your children.
"It came from a passion to deliver amazing childcare!"
Would you like to register your child?
Get in touch with us to enrol your child/children. We can add your child to our list if you already know you are passionate and excited about the Montessori philosophy, or if you would like more information just simply fill out our contact form and we will send you our info pack. We are happy to speak with you at any time if you have any questions.
Montessori Oamaru follows the Montessori philosophy of child-directed learning, focusing on a respect for the child and their ability to learn through discovery. Our early learning centre is calm, warm and inviting; with light-filled spaces and an open plan, natural design. We create environments that encourage your child to explore and be creative, promoting active independence and freedom of choice.
Our ‘Montessori family’ of teachers are present to observe and guide your child’s learning in a supportive and patient manner while ensuring the best possible environment for learning.
Dr Maria Montessori dedicated her life to the understanding of child development, and her method has been trialled and tested for over 100 years, with success throughout the world. The number of Montessori centres in New Zealand continue to grow, with more people learning to understand and appreciate this philosophy and how well it works in the early years.
Our teaching staff are all special caregivers. They are handpicked for embracing a child-centred philosophy that demands a respect for the child and support for all their potential. Their experience in working with little people, their qualifications and their passion for the Montessori philosophy are all considerations when it comes to selecting teachers to join our team here at Montessori Oamaru. We need our teachers to have a genuine love for child-directed learning, a compassionate approach to teaching, displaying attributes of calm and patience.
We are currently seeking out passionate, creative thinkers to join our Montessori family! If you know of anyone who would fit perfectly with us… refer them! If you see yourself being a part of our team… now is your chance to get in touch!
Your child’s learning experience with us will center around their own interests. The Montessori method puts the child first: in fact, ‘respect for the child’ is the first and most important principle here at Montessori Oamaru.
Stay up to date with what we’re doing here at Montessori Oamaru with our regular learning articles and blog posts. There’s always something interesting happening, and we’re always happy to share our experiences with you!