Avonhead Montessori Preschool in Christchurch provides high quality Montessori Education to children aged 0 – 6 years old. Our well established childcare centre in Avonhead makes us a natural choice for families who are seeking a childcare centre that provides routine and consistency, a strong team of personable and loving teachers and a warm, homely environment that encourages children’s learning and development to flourish.

At Avonhead Montessori Preschool in Christchurch, we provide a ‘home away from home’, nurturing and cosy daycare environment for your little ones.  Our engaging and supportive learning environment ensures your child receives meaningful care, as well as personalised learning and development.  

Our Avonhead childcare centre has an educational programme for children up to the age of six years based on the Montessori philosophy and the National Early Childhood curriculum Te Whāriki. 

The Montessori Programme gives children freedom within a structure. Carefully designed teaching materials are used by specially trained teachers to develop the potential of a young child in keeping with the Montessori Philosophy, with the environment and programme within the classroom planned to optimise children’s learning opportunities. 

Our childcare centre in Avonhead, Christchurch is open 7.30am – 5.30pm, Monday – Friday, with well-resourced and spacious indoor and outdoor play areas 

Our experienced teachers are warm, welcoming and fun. They guide our tamariki to engage in challenging experiences and treat all children with respect, providing equal opportunities to ensure your child gets the best start in life. 

Parents love the rich sense of community that we instill within our daycare centre, and our curriculum at Avonhead, Christchurch reflects our philosophy for strong relationships. We value input from parents, teachers, whānau, children and our wonderful community. 

At our childcare centre in Avonhead, Christchurch, we love what we do because we do what we love!

At Avonhead Montessori, we believe in and follow the broad principles of Maria Montessori and Te Whāriki, New Zealand’s Early childhood curriculum.

Our holistic childcare programme is designed with the aim to help every child reach their full potential and empower them as confident and competent life-long learners.

Our curriculum:

  • Is child-focused and encourages self-reliance, develops children’s sense of self-worth and identity
  • Aims to create independent learners for the future; by building children’s confidence and self-esteem, equipping them with the necessary skills for all social and educational experiences in life.
  • Acknowledges children’s strengths and interests, and enables children to maintain focus and develop their concentration through working with activities of their choice, as well as instilling intrinsic motivation for a love of learning.
  • Provides opportunities for children’s skills and knowledge to be extended, according to their individual needs and abilities.
  • Recognises the importance of the intimate relationships required between the home and the pre-school environments.
  • A harmonious integration of active and exploratory play into the overall curriculum where kinaesthetic learning is truly valued.
  • Seeks to further children’s knowledge of their own and other cultures in New Zealand, recognising beauty in diversity.

What our families say…

“My son has been attending Avonhead Montessori Preschool for 2 months now and absolutely loves it. The teachers are extremely experienced and caring. He loves his teacher and friends. I love the variety of activities and the opportunity for him to play with kids his own age. I highly recommend it!”

Jasmine Bhardwaj

“Avonhead Montessori is a wonderful place to be. It is like a second home for my boys. The environment is warm and nice. The staff are very patient, accommodating and exceptional with the kids. When I was struggling with work schedule and their hours were flexible, AHM was my only constant. I'm most grateful for that and much more.”

Emi Abule

"We enrolled our son at Avonhead Preschool due to the recommendation from our friends, and were so impressed the first time we visited this lovely and warm house with comfortable music in the morning. Our son ran to play outside with curiosity after just 10 mins! This is amazing, we did not even worry about his settling! Moreover, the daily reports provided enable parents to know what's going on in the preschool, the development of our son absolutely shows the professionalism of those caregivers! He knows to put the bottle back to the table instead of throwing it away, to move chair and sit down in front of the table before enjoying a meal, he loves to dance to music and play with his toys for minutes by himself... so much to say and so much to be thankful for!"

Vita San

Contact us, or drop in for a visit at our childcare centre in Avonhead, Christchurch. We’d love to hear from you!

We understand that your child’s education & care is a priority and that choosing the right childcare centre can be a big decision. We would be delighted to share in your child’s learning journey. Feel welcome to contact us in whichever way is most convenient for you, or visit our Christchurch daycare centre and meet our Teaching Team!