Q. What is Montessori Philosophy?

A. Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand (MANZ), have some wonderful resources available to help you learn more about the Montessori Philosophy. We encourage you to discover the world of Montessori education by clicking on the links below.
Montessori Resources
Montessori Guide for Parents

Q. Do you offer 20 hours free?

A. Yes, we are is a government approved ECE programme. Children aged 3-5 may be eligible for up to 6 hours care a day with a total of 20 Hours ECE per week.

Q. Do you have a school readiness programme?

A. Yes, our Transition to School Programme helps build a strong foundation of Independence and essential skills for children to transition to school as confident, capable learners.

Q. What age can my child start?

A. Our childcare centre in Avonhead, Christchurch caters for infants from around 3 months up to school age. Please contact us to discuss our pre-planned settling process for your child.

Q. What are your opening hours?

A. We are open all year round, Monday – Friday 7.30am – 5.30pm, including school holidays and the Christmas/New Year period for your convenience. We’re closed statutory days only.

Q. What do I need to bring?

A. Our daycare centre in Avonhead provides water, wipes, sunscreen and bedding if your child requires a sleep. We ask that parents provide a packed lunchbox, nappies and suitable named clothing for the season, included 2 changes. 

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

Here at Avonhead Montessori Preschool, we understand that your child’s education and care is a priority and that choosing the right childcare centre is a big decision. We would be delighted to share in your child’s learning journey. Feel welcome to contact us in a manner that is convenient for you, or visit our daycare centre in Avonhead and meet our teaching team!