The Montessori Philosophy

Key aspects of the Montessori Philosophy we practice in our childcare

What is the Montessori Philosophy?

The Montessori approach emphasizes hands-on learning, allowing children to develop at their own pace and explore their own interests.

Everything we do is in answer to one very simple question: “Whats in the best interests of your child?”

Our team work hard to ensure that our children feel safe, secure, valued, respected and listened to as a foundation for them to grow as happy, engaged and independent learners.

Our centre is based on Te Whāriki, the New Zealand national curriculum for early childhood. This ensures that your child has access to a wide range of learning opportunities to support them to grow in mind, body and spirit.

Little girl cutting paper at Montessori blocks at The Children's Corner childcare centre in Howick, Auckland

The Children's Corner

Dr Maria Montessori

(1870-1952), the founder of the Montessori Philosophy has been described as an educator, scientist, physician, philosopher, feminist and humanitarian, and was the first early childhood educator to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Come and meet the team, talk to our centre manager, say hi to the kids and see first hand why we’re different. We’re more than happy to take you on a guided tour around the centre.  You can book in your visit now, just click on the button below and choose a time and day to suit you. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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