Liberty Montessori offers an authentic, high quality Montessori preschool programme for children 3-6 and Little Liberty Montessori for 15months–3-years.

Liberty Montessori combines the best of both worlds, the Montessori philosophy with New Zealand’s National Early Childhood Education Curriculum - Te Whāriki. Liberty Montessori is designed to open your child up to life - nurturing their sense of wonder, independence, creativity and curiosity.

Liberty Montessori (re-established on the current site in 2021, previously Little Sweethearts Montessori situated in the Historic Village) is an exceptionally resourced 3–6-year classroom, supported by qualified and experienced teachers. Children are invited to attend Liberty Montessori Monday to Friday from 7.30am until 5.30pm. Located behind Liberty Montessori is Little Liberty a beautiful environment dedicated for children aged 15 months to 3 years, open from 7.30-5pm each day. Both pre-schools are connected by an internal gate to facilitate our “Beyond the Gate Programme” between Little Liberty and Liberty Montessori.


“My Montessori”

In New Zealand we are blessed to have the National Early Childhood Education Curriculum – Te Whāriki. At Liberty Montessori we unite te whāriki with the Montessori philosophy to provide an authentic Montessori learning environment. You will see that we don’t put toys or dress up in our environment. Instead, we have Montessori materials designed to support the children’s learning and natural development. And we also create interesting and engaging activities for the children that they won’t find anywhere else. The children also actively participate in practical life activities like taking care of the classroom, food preparation and baking, and tending and harvesting the classroom garden. Some things are very similar. The children have complete freedom to choose what they do while they’re at preschool and we do come together to enjoy kai, stories and songs.



Our Locations

Liberty is split between two locations - giving children the opportunity to grow in independence and confidence.