Welcome to Totara Hill Montessori Preschool

We welcome you to visit our beautiful centre, so you can feel what it's like, no words can truly describe the essence of what we create. Come and meet the dedicated adults who strive to create a peaceful, kind and compassionate environment for all children.                                                                                           

We are unique because:

  • At Totara Hill nature abounds, Tui's feed outside the window, we pick and eat apples in the orchard, the trees shade us and we have bush walks without leaving the property! We are away from traffic fumes, we breath fresh air.
  • Our AMI Montessori training is internationally recognised.
  • We have a male teacher, his masters was on respect. All children need positive male and female role models.

We hope the children who spend their early years with us will reach their fullest potential, beginning their journeys through life with a passion for learning and a careful respect for all people, as well as the beautiful environment we live in. 



We have limited places most terms, please call for availability.





"These words reveal the child's inner needs:

'Help me to do it alone'."

Maria Montessori  



"The child, with its immense physical and intellectual potential, is a miracle standing before us....this....should be passed on to all parents, educators, and other persons interested in children, because education from the start of life could really change present and future society"

Dr. Silvana Quattrocchi Montanaro, M.D