About us

Here at Daisy Cottage we are proud to be a small but dedicated member of the Tauranga wider Montessori community.  Montessori isn’t just a scientifically proven and timeless education philosophy but a holistic way of life for a growing number of families and schools.

The Tauranga Montessori community has been steadily growing with twelve preschool offerings and two primary school units.  Daisy Cottage has its roots as the second Little Sweethearts Montessori opened and lovingly supported by Rhonda Davison in 2008.  Now owned by Fenella and Mark Wilson, Daisy Cottage is the result of those solid foundations combined with a great teaching team trained by Rhonda herself.

We feel heartened to know that the Montessori philosophy is growing to such a magnitude which can only positively contribute to the future of our community; in acts of peace, respect and kindness to people, animals and Mother Earth.

At Daisy Cottage your child will be supported in the growth of their traditional morals and values that are at the heart of every peaceful family and community, with the added bonus of the very best materials in traditional curriculum areas of learning.


“Whoever touches the life of the child, touches the most sensitive point of a whole, which has roots in the most distant past and climbs towards the infinite future.”

Maria Montessori