About

Learning Bee Montessori Preschool is licensed for children aged between 0-6 years of age. We operate four separate classrooms, catering for the unique needs of children between these ages. Children can be enrolled anywhere from two to five days per week, either short or long days, with a maximum of 75 children attending each day.

In our Montessori classrooms there is a special atmosphere of cheerful orderliness, calmness and purposeful work. The Learning Bee Montessori environment provides children with materials and activities which are especially suited to their intellectual, emotional, physical and social needs at each stage of development.

Learning Bee Montessori Preschool offers an enlightened pre-school experience. Children are supported to develop independence and every-day life skills using Montessori-specific equipment as well as other high quality early childhood materials and resources.

The Preschool’s program includes a combination of self-directed and group activities including music and movement, art and craft, and languages.

Montessori

Montessori Framework

The Montessori Framework is one that nurtures the whole child, and encourages children to have ownership of what they are learning and master skills at their own pace. A Montessori classroom is flexible enough to allow children who prefer to spend a long time on quiet tasks to flourish alongside children who prefer to engage for a shorter time on more boisterous tasks.

Within this framework for all children is the teaching of respect, both for classroom materials and their classmates and teachers.

Montessori Classroom

The Montessori classroom is usually filled with natural light, with everything from tables,chairs and shelving to washing up stations at child height, so the children can engage freely with all elements of their environment. The Montessori approach makes use of beautiful, brightly coloured learning items made from natural materials – as well as lots of things from every day life, from oranges for juicing to watering cans to take care of the garden.

Montessori Philosophy

Montessori philosophy believes that children are creating their building blocks for life from the ages of 0 to 6 years and are naturally interested in learning and engaging with what they see around them. Montessori teachers help this process, by initially showing children how activities can be done and then allowing children to explore activities for themselves, and to work with them in their own unique way.

Our Programs

Under 3’s Program

Our Montessori programmes for children aged under three years focus on a child’s urge towards independence and on teachers having faith in a child’s capabilities.

We offer two separate safe, secure and enriching environments children in this age group to grow and develop. Children are given the opportunity to explore and discover, to be introduced to some of the unique Montessori materials and begin their journeys as self-driven, independent learners.

Some of the key focuses of our under three years programmes are:

Practical Life Skills
Practice of respect and freedom
Care of self
Care of the environment
Develop concentration and coordination

Sensorial Education
Refinement of the five senses
Develop sense of order

Language Education
Inspire positive communication
Listening skills
Language association and exposure

Cultural Education
Science and discovery
Music and arts

3-6 Pre-School Program

Our Montessori classrooms are beautifully designed spaces where children are free to respond to their natural tendency to work. The prepared environments offer the essential elements for optimal development, and include a wide variety of specifically designed Montessori educational materials. These environments encourage children to take responsibility for their own education, to become human beings able to function both independently and interdependently.

Practical Life Skills
Care of self, others and the environment
Sense of community
Concentration and focus
Gross and fine motor development

Sensorial Education
Refinement of the five senses
Pre-mathematical concepts
Sense of order

Language Education
Immersion and exposure to a variety of different languages
Confidence in interpretation

Cultural Education
Geography
History
Science
Peace education

Mathematics Education
Symbol recognition
Moving from concrete to abstract
Understanding of all essential combinations

Testimonials

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Opening Hours

7:30 am to 5:30 pm

Contact

Enquiries

For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please call 022 042 5661 or fill out the following form:

Head Office

  • 52 Langdons Road, Papanui
    Christchurch 8053

  • 03 925 9528 or 022 042 5661
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