Casa Dei Bambini Foundation School


333 River Road, Richmond, Christchurch 8013

Childcare Type
Education and care centre
2 - 5

Casa dei Bambini Foundation School opened in May 1990 and has been operating for over a quarter of a century. In December 2010 the classroom was entirely renovated and strengthened, including an extension and is licensed as an Early Childhood Centre.

Our passion is education. Our teaching team responds to the unique interest of your child, with an innovative, respectful & dynamic curriculum enabling their talents to thrive. At the heart of casa is the connected relationship between your child and the teachers.

Our programme is nurturing and creative ensuring your child experiences the best possible preschool education.

After 26 years, we know that the principles of Montessori establish an unshakeable foundation for your child’s primary and secondary education.

Thank you for your encouraging words to us as parents too, we are thankful for your kindness and generosity. The creativity, energy and effort you put into the daily programme is unbelievable and we are in awe.  So thank you again for your dedication and enthusiasm for our boys.

All the small things have made a huge difference. We struck gold finding you.

We hope you have fun teaching many many more happy little casa children.

Our education programme is for 2 - 5 year olds, operating four school terms per year.

Teachers have created and maintain a learning environment where your child can develop their unique abilities. Children choose freely activities that interest them, working individually and in small groups to challenge themselves as well as a group-time for sharing general knowledge, music, movement, role play and yoga.

A child generally enters at 2 years in the New Entrant Class, moves through the programme, increasing in hours of attendance as they grow & develop to include Three Afternoon Class, Transition Class, Five Morning Class, Extended Day & Transition to School Classes.

Our Montessori classroom is fully resourced. Children have the opportunity to explore:

  • literacy: including phonic and whole language learning
  • numeracy
  • the sciences
  • topics of inquiry that broaden general knowledge
  • cultural studies
  • children's garden
  • cooking & baking
  • art & creativity
  • music & movement
  • physical gross motor programme
  • social interactive play

The Education Review Office | Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga (ERO) is the New Zealand government’s external evaluation agency. It evaluates and report on the education and care of learners in schools, kura, kohanga reo, puna reo, and early childhood services.

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