Programme

Creating sparks that make our children's eyes shine, as well as connecting them with the natural world and engaging them in genuine and authentic experiences is our most crucial work.

Montessori

Our strong belief in Montessori education guides us to provide a prepared learning environment in which the child's personal growth is valued as much as their academic achievements.

Each child will be introduced to the Montessori curriculum at their individual level and capability.

Children are taught how to use Montessori materials purposefully. They will be shown how to develop order, concentration and persistence at work by observing the necessary steps/procedures involved in the use of each Montessori material.

Download a Parents Guide to Montessori→

Education Review Offices booklet for Families→

Enviro-Nature

Our preschool aims to operate in harmony with the natural environment. At Tawa Montessori Preschool we have developed a programme with a strong focus on the natural world.

Children are given time to interact with nature with the aim of developing their understanding and appreciation of nature and their surroundings. We use the natural environment around us as an extension of the classroom, incorporating gardening, animal care, and recycling.

Our unique outdoor environment gives children the opportunity to explore nature first hand. Children can jump in puddles, observe insects, climb on logs, pick apples from our trees, collect eggs from our chickens and plant their own vegetables. Children need these real life experiences to make sense of the world.

Creativity/Imagination

You won’t find active toys at Tawa Montessori Preschool, ones which perform for you if you push buttons or insert batteries. Instead you will find active children!

Children need lots of real life experiences to build up a body of knowledge about the world. The richness of those real experiences lays the foundation for developing the child’s imagination. This is why the equipment in our preschool is real and engaging to ensure that imagination and creativity can happen.