Montessori STARS

St Albans

69 McFaddens Road, St Albans, Christchurch 8052

Childcare Type
Education and care centre
Montessori St Albans Rising Stars Preschool

We strongly believe in building partnerships with families and we will try to share as much information as possible during the day. We believe in teachers and parents working together to give your child the best possible start. We encourage a collaborative approach to education and value your input and support.


Our daily routine may vary from time to time. We are flexible to all children’s needs, events or weather conditions.

Welcome, Settling & Reading / 8.00am

Open Kai Table & Music / 9.00am

Mat Time & Presentations of Equipment / 9.30am

Montessori Work Cycle / 10.00am

Free Play Inside/Outside & Lunch from /11.00am

Clean Up, Rest Time & Free Play / 12.30pm

Group Time & Montessori Work Cycle / 1.30pm

Open Kai Table & Stories / 2.30pm

Free Play, Reading & Music / 3.30pm

Free Play & Clean Up / 4.00 – 5.00pm

It’s wonderful seeing our daughters (4 and 2) thriving and getting excited about going to Montessori Stars. The staff have so much heart and caring in their mindset, I love that it is an educational based facility, with a smaller ratio of children. This allows individual growth, learning and care for each child’s needs. One word to describe Montessori Stars and it’s team is….”Family“. – Niki Taylor

Hey ladies what can I say…but you all rock! My two grand babies absolutely  LOVE  you  which makes me so happy. Fearne & Lily are always chatty when I pick them up telling me about their day and what they have done, they love playing with their friends and being outside at Montessori Stars – Isabella Spooner

We love Montessori Stars because our Bebo absolutely enjoys being in here. We love Montessori stars because of the warm welcome Bebo and myself received on our first visit from Shaz, Aimee and Loz this will be etched in our hearts . We love Montessori stars because you Shaz, Aimee, Loz, Carolina and Sweety – you guys are wonderful and extra ordinary. Thank you – Rose Philip

At Montessori STARS we strive for excellence within the Early Childhood sector.

The philosophy of Maria Montessori is weaved together with the Ministry of Education Curriculum (Te Whāriki). We believe that your child is unique, and will be treated with respect as an individual, inclusive of their culture and identity in order to develop to their full potential. Responsive, reciprocal and respectful relationships between children, teachers and parent/whānau underpin what we are here for.

We provide a child focused environment that creates a love of learning, fosters independence and nurtures your child’s mana and growth.

Our team are passionate about working together in a cohesive manner to provide a warm, nurturing environment that creates a culture of genuine care for each other’s and your child’s wairua and wellbeing.

We are committed to biculturalism and believe in ako, a co-constructive approach that connects us together with the beliefs and values of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Montessori Stars Curriculum

Our curriculum is developed from 3 critical components: Montessori, Te Whāriki (“the mat”), & Emergent Curriculum.

The Montessori approach begins with the acknowledged potential of each child and provides for physical, cognitive and spiritual development through a prepared environment.

With specialised equipment and qualified teachers that nurture independence, concentration, co-operation and respect while focusing on each child’s unique learning style and encouraging the child’s own natural desire to learn.

Te Whāriki (English translation: “the mat”)

This is the National Curriculum for Early Childhood Education. Unique in its bicultural framing, Te Whāriki expresses the vision that all children grow up in New Zealand as competent and confident learners, strong in their identity, language and culture. It emphasises our bicultural foundation, our multi-cultural present and the shared future we are creating.

It implements a programme of learning and development that encourages and supports each child’s personalised learning pathway alongside adults who know them well and have their best interests at heart.

The underpinning concept of the whāriki (mat) enables and supports this diversity.

Emergent Curriculum

This part of the curriculum is based on children’s interests, learning styles and dispositions. Through observation, our skilled teachers notice and record children’s activity choices and interests and plan ways to extend and develop these further. This allows children the opportunity to gain independence and direct their own learning.

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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