Thrive Montessori Little Earth

We nurture your child’s hand, heart and mind, in a beautiful, harmonious environment; following the child as an initiator of their own, lifelong learning.

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Thrive Montessori Little Earth is a small enviro preschool that celebrates diversity and individual growth. We follow the principles of Maria Montessori, developing a love of learning in a space where children learn and grow together in a peaceful and beautiful natural environment. It is a community of children, parents, and teachers who want something special for their children and for themselves.

Here at Thrive Montessori Little Earth, we help to create socially, academically and emotionally well-developed learners, ready for life.  

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Centre Operations

Roll: Just 20-30 children
Age: 2 years 10 months to 6 years.
A new under 3s room is coming very soon.
Sessions: Half or full day
ECE subsidy: Yes, 20 hours ECE subsidy
Attendance: Children attend daily

Attendance options

5 morning or 5 afternoon sessions per week
2 full days and 3 morning sessions per week
3 full days and 2 morning sessions per week
5 full days per week

Session times

Morning: 8.30 am - 12:30pm
Afternoon: 12.30 pm - 3.30 pm
Full day: 8.30 am - 3.30 pm
The preschool is open during the school holidays. We close only on public and statutory holidays.

ERO Report

The Education Review Office (ERO) is the New Zealand government department that evaluates and reports on the education and care of students in schools and early childhood services. ERO’s reports are used by parents, teachers, early childhood education managers, school principals and trustees, and by government policy makers.

Early childhood services are reviewed on average once every three years. Reviews will be more frequent where the performance of a school or centre is poor and there are risks to the education and safety of the students, or less frequent where a school has a stable reporting history and demonstrates good self-review processes and use of its assessment information.

You can read our centre’s ERO review here.


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  • "We leave richer for knowing you and are confident that our precious I. and S. have had the best possible start in life.

  • The decision for M to go there was by far the best thing we have done

  • C’s time at Little Earth has so dramatically changed him onto an open, confident, young man

  • We have grown as parents and learned a lot from working in partnership with you.

  • We're thrilled to have our child at Little Earth, we honestly believe there is no better place to lay the foundations for learning.

  • I am so impressed with the teachers and it is reflected in how well my child has settled in.