Welcome to Marshwood Montessori
Welcome to Marshwood Montessori

Welcoming you to Marshwood Montesorri

Marshwood playground pic 1
Marshwood playground pic 1

Marshwood Playhouse
Marshwood Playhouse

Diversity is the key with the Marshwood Montessori playhouse

Welcome to Marshwood Montessori
Welcome to Marshwood Montessori

Welcoming you to Marshwood Montesorri

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Marshwood

Marshwood is dedicated to the education and wellbeing of pre-school children. Established in 1996, the purpose-built classrooms at Marshwood are fully equipped to provide a positive environment for young children to develop following the Montessori Philosophy.  Each child is encouraged to develop at their own pace intellectually and socially. The Montessori Programme gives your child the opportunities to develop self-esteem, concentration, coordination and independence. 

We have two beautiful, aesthetically inviting classrooms, the Kiwi class for the two to three and a half year old and the Pukeko class for the three to six year old.  The Kiwi class comprises of a maximum of 15 children and the Pukeko class, 20 children with each classroom having two Montessori trained teachers.  Children can start in the Kiwi class and then as they are ready, transition to the Pukeko class.   

We are committed to complying with and implementing all current legislation set by the Ministry of Education, including Te Whariki
and current Regulations. This discovering and learning occurs in all areas of the classroom, including Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics, Culture, Science, Botany, Zoology, Geography, History, Music, Arts and crafts as well as through outdoor discovery and play.

“It is our aim for all children to leave Marshwood Montessori Preschool with a love of learning.”
The Pukeko classroom with Montessori teaching equipment
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.”
Caring for Animals, feeding and understanding them is part of the Montessori learning
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 to
have 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.

Marshwood Montessori fish are ever present for children to understand caring for animals
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