Belmont Montessori Preschool is a bright, homely and welcoming preschool for children aged 2-6 years old.
Welcome to Belmont Montessori Preschool
At Belmont Montessori
Preschool we believe in the creativity of the mind, body and spirit
Our aim is to provide children with an environment where they are encouraged to be creative, imaginative while exploring the environment and challenging themselves in their learning.
We understand that young children learn and develop best when they feel secure and loved by the important people in their lives. As teachers we feel that it is our role to encourage children to explore and learn while understanding that each child has their own pace and their own level of comfort when it comes to new challenges. One of our main goals here is to ensure children feel loved and cared for, so they can develop a sense of belonging. Once this is achieved children feel comfortable to explore, learn and grow!
What we thrive to achieve
We want nothing more than for Belmont Montessori Preschool to be a community where children, whanau and teachers can all come together and share their experiences with each other in a way that is enriching to all. This is a place where children can develop their social skills through relationships and we believe to achieve this, families should feel like they are a part of their children’s early childhood setting.
Having specialised classes to broaden little minds
We have wonderful curriculum which includes Baking, Big Kids Club and Little Montessori. This is when we divide the children into three groups and each teacher focuses on specific deeper learning. For the older children, Big Kids is an opportunity to focus on an interest based, week-long topic (transportation, community helpers, science experiments to name a few). Baking provides children with lots of mathematical concepts, social interactions, turn taking and of course yummy treats to take home at the end of each day. Little Montessori is where we take the younger, newer children and pair them with children who have been here longer to demonstrate ‘courtesy lessons’. They learn things like how to roll a mat, place a chair under a table and are presented with age-appropriate Montessori materials to learn from start to finish.
We embrace children's individuality
When you decide that Belmont Montessori Preschool is the right place for your child, we will create a transition plan with you to best suit your child. We are a big believer that although we are experts in early childhood education, you are the expert when it comes to your own child. We also understand that each child is their own person and has their own pace and strategies for coping with change. With that in mind, we like to create a transition plan to best suit each child’s individual needs. Some children are fine to start preschool after two visits with us, while others may need several visits and an approach tailored just for them. Our aim is for their transition to be as gentle and stress-free as possible, and we will do everything we possibly can to achieve that.