About Us : Philosophy


Bright Beginnings Montessori Preschool and Nursery is a family owned and operated early childhood centre and we are passionate about providing high quality education and care for our community.

Our Montessori Philosophy is an educational system that allows children to learn and experience their world with the goal of being a thoughtful, contributing member of society. This is woven through our Montessori sessions but also within every aspect of life within our early childhood setting.

Through a holistic approach we foster tamariki to have a positive attitude to lifelong learning by using highly effective leadership and teaching. Tamariki are seen as competent and confident learners and kaiako use a child centred educational approach following the lead of tamariki to encourage learning how to learn. Risk taking is supported as we believe this is a tool for developing a growth mindset and building inner resilience.

In our well-resourced centre we have an expansive natural environment where tamariki can explore and extend their physical capabilities. We believe in providing both time and space to support free movement and active play at a natural pace and rhythm. Children are given the opportunity to be creative, learn through play and explore their world through a wide variety of learning experiences daily.

We provide every child the opportunity to leave Bright Beginnings Montessori with confidence, independence and self-help skills, social and emotional strategies along with practical real-life skills.

At Bright Beginnings we promote highly responsive interactions and relationships between kaiako, whānau and tamariki. The Nursery follow a primary caregiving routine where each child has a dependable kaiako for settling in and care moments to build secure attachments. We follow the individual child’s needs and routines as children develop in their own way and in their own time.


We acknowledge the bicultural partnership inherent within Te Tiriti o Waitangi and are committed to using te reo and tikanga in all aspects of our daily programme. The culture and identity of each child is celebrated and is an integral aspect of the curriculum we offer along with valuing the diversity of each family that is part of our learning community.

Our spacious learning environments and expansive outdoor areas are Licensed for up to 84 Children including 24 0-2 year olds and up until 6 years of age.

New Education Review Office (ERO) review June 2020


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