“Children are superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future.”

Maria Montessori

Our children develop a love of learning by choosing activities and making their own discoveries.

“Never help a child with a task at which she feels she can succeed.”

Maria Montessori

Learning skills that last a lifetime.

Montessori enables children to achieve their full potential.


Montessori Children’s House Wanaka offers pre-schoolers aged between 1 and 6 years the freedom to explore in a fun, nurturing and well-resourced learning environment where they can develop independence and a respect for both the natural world and each other that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
Our beautiful environment provides a balance between freedom, order and responsibility, nurturing and stimulating the spontaneous curiosity within the child, inspiring a love of nature and a love of learning. The Montessori classroom offers, to a community of children, of mixed age range, the opportunity to function freely with guidance and within a framework.