Welcome to Montessori Beginnings Preschool and childcare based in Whangaparaoa

The Perfect Place for your child

Learning how to learn

Montessori Beginnings Preschool is a centre where children feel safe, loved, and empowered on their own individual learning journey.

Situated in a quiet residential street in the heart of Stanmore Bay, Whangaparāoa, Montessori Beginnings offers boutique, research-backed education for children aged two to six. We believe in creating an environment where children can build their confidence, curiosity, and ability to focus and learn.

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Montessori with Heart

Our small numbers and dedicated staff mean our centre has a warm, whānau-centred vibe, and children are empowered to discover and unlock their own unique potential.

Our preschool is a warm, happy environment where children can get stuck into the most important work of all, which we believe is play.

Families choose Montessori Beginnings because they are looking for a small, caring centre where their child will be seen, noticed, and cherished.

Above all, the centre is designed with the hau ora (holistic wellbeing) of children in mind. It is an unhurried place, where children can relax, connect with others, and settle in to work and play.

A cornerstone of the Montessori educational philosophy is observing and noticing the traits, interests, and personality of each individual child, so that they can be encouraged and supported to take the next step in their learning – whatever that step may be. Our incredible teaching team are passionate about making those connections with children and taking time to discover the ideas and potential each child has.

A place that feels like home​

Montessori Beginnings is a beautifully set up preschool for children aged two to six, nestled in a quiet street in the heart of Stanmore Bay.

The large, shady outdoor play area is thoughtfully designed to spark hours of imaginative and hands-on play. The gardens are arranged to foster a love of nature and knowledge of sustainable practices, including composting and gardening. Inside, the centre is peaceful, clean, and well-organised, with light streaming in from a spectacular picture window overlooking the Hauraki Gulf. The children at the centre love to gaze out at the boats, or the weather as it changes the sky and sea. From this vantage point, children can see the land and sea they call home, and get to know and feel established in our beautiful part of Aotearoa.

Children have the freedom to choose their activities and support teachers empower them by offering opportunities to extend their learning.

Satisfied Parents

Parents Testimonials

Thank you so much for being so welcoming and positive to our child and helping her settle in so well. We have loved the environment that you have created – both physical and emotional – it has been a lovely place for her to be.

C.S. - Manly

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