Montessori sign
Montessori sign

Welcoming you to Marshwood Montesorri

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Playground
Playground

Shaded bark playground

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Marshwood Playhouse
Marshwood Playhouse

Diversity is the key with the Marshwood Montessori playhouse

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Montessori sign
Montessori sign

Welcoming you to Marshwood Montesorri

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Welcome to Marshwood

Established in 1996 in the heart of Glendowie, Auckland, Marshwood Montessori Preschool has strong roots in the vibrant and ever-growing community, while following the Montessori philosophy at Marshwood, we encompass a wholistic approach to the education and well-being of the child. here the children are encoraged to work at their own pace while developing those all important independent, self-help, concentration and social skills.

We are a purpose-built school with two beautiful, aesthetically inviting classroom in a large, private setting where children have many wonderful opportunities for outdoor learning. both classes have two highly experienced, Montessori trained and in-training teachers, who can offer your child the educational foundation needed to become lifelong learners 

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“It is our aim for all children to leave Marshwood Montessori Preschool with a love of learning.”
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Our Facilities

Both classrooms at Marshwood are equipped with a full range of Montessori resources from America and Europe. We also provide additional New Zealand designed materials to enhance and supplement these traditional Montessori resources to ensure that your child has access to a full range of exciting, fun and educational learning aids. Classrooms are positioned to flow onto extensive decks and grassed areas equipped with specially designed apparatus for the development of gross motor skills and practical life.  By working with a combination of both interior and exterior Montessori resources, your child will develop decision-making and problem-solving skills, beginning the path towards total independence.

Extra Curricular Activities

French classes with Nathalie are held in the Pukeko class on a Monday morning.  This is at a small additional charge. 

We will be adding further extra curricular activities to our programme.  Further information is available on request. 

“We believe the most important goal for each child is to develop a love of learning and to trust in their own ability to discover and learn.”
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Animals

Walkie is an Axolotl (also known as a Mexican Walking fish) who originates from Mexico.  She is approximately four years old now and is fully grown.  Walkie is an amphibian who belongs to the Salamander family.  She has very small lungs and can breathe both in and out of water, but lives under water most of the time.  She is endangered, which means there are not many Axolotyls left.  Walkie loves her food, especially earthworms which the children find for her in the garden.  She is always smiling and can be found waiting patiently in her tank for the children to arrive


We also have two finches named “Snow" and “Flake” as well as Goldfish. Over the years, we have had budgies, cockatiels, rabbits and have even hatched quail eggs in an incubator.  We were also fortunate enough tohave a family who had access to farm animals and during their time with us, we had lambs, a goat, as well as chicks and chickens for visits over a period of time.

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