If you are considering Montessori early childhood education or primary school for your child you will find information on the essential elements of Montessori philosophy at Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand
Daisy Cottage supports children in their first plane of development. Starting from 2 years of age, children can attend up until their 6th birthday when they are legally required to be enrolled in a primary school (Montessori or Mainstream).
Supporting the second plane of development, the following schools offer Montessori primary classrooms for children from 6 to 12 years in the Tauranga area. If you are considering continuing Montessori education for your child, you should be making contact with the Tauranga Montessori Education Trust (TMET) around your child’s 4th birthday.
“This is education, understood as a help to life; an education from birth, which feeds a peaceful revolution and unites all in a common aim, attracting them as to a single centre. Mothers, fathers, politicians: all must combine in their respect and help for this delicate work of formation, which the little child carries on in the depth of a profound psychological mystery, under the tutelage of an inner guide. This is the bright new hope for mankind.”
Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind