About Us

Waikanae Montessori Pre-School is an incorporated Society managed by a Trust Board.

Our Pre-School operates two classes – Māwhero and Kowhai. We follow the Montessori Method of education and incorporate Te Whāriki (New Zealand early childhood curriculum document) into our programme. Each class comprises children from 2½ to 6 years old with a maximum of 40 children overall. There are 2 qualified teachers in each room. We have a teacher’s assistant who supports either class as required. We also have a full time office administrator.


Our Fee Structure

Each family pays an annual subscription of $18 to the preschool. This covers the cost of newsletters, waiting list, attending the preschool and being a friend of the society. This also entitles the member to vote on issues at the Annual General Meeting. There is also a non-refundable enrolment fee of $11.50 incl GST which is payable before your child’s name is put on the waiting list.

We offer the ECE hours being 20 hours per week. 6 hours per day for children 3 to 6 years old. An optional charge of $4 per session is payable. Fees are still payable if your child is absent as the fee secures your child’s place in the pre-school.


Trust Board

The Trust Board at Waikanae Montessori Pre School Inc. consists of five elected members and three ex-officio members being the Head Teacher, Assistant Head Teacher  and the President of the Support Committee.


Support Committee

The Support Committee at Waikanae Montessori Pre School Inc. consists of eight or more elected members and two ex-officio members being the Head Teacher and a Trust Board representative.


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