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Cashmere Montessori

Pebbles Montessori Cashmere opened in September 2015 and operates from a beautifully renovated villa at 26 Colombo Street, Cashmere. We are licensed for 37 children aged 3 months - 6 years and are open every day from 7.45am – 5.45pm, including school holidays.


We have 2 learning environments for our two different age groups. The Kea Room is for up to 15 tamariki aged 2 years and under, with our preferred teacher:child ratio of 1:4, 2:8 and 3:15. Our teachers are passionate about providing a safe and stimulating learning environment for every child. 


The Tui Room is for up to 26 children aged 2-6 years with 3 teachers. Our preferred teacher:child ratio is 1:8. We embrace the Montessori philosophy as well as our early childhood curriculum Te Whāriki. Our teachers are early childhood trained or in training and are Montessori experienced. Our daily programme is a mixture of child led and teacher led, with at least one Montesssori work cycle every day. The inside and outside environments are prepared to ensure we offer every child a unique, Montessori experience which inspires a love of learning and upholds our vision: For tamariki to see themselves as competent and confident learners in an environment of peace, respect and collaboration.

Our Philosophy


• Showing kindness, support and love to all
• A sense of belonging is nurtured
• Individuality and individual strengths are celebrated

• Valuing each other
• Embracing Montessori, Grace and Courtesy
NELPs Objective 3

• Pride and respect for oneself, others and the environment
• Valuing everyone’s whakapapa and unique learning strengths and pathways
• Cherish diversity, valuing culture, language and identity for all tamariki, whānau and Kaiako
• Respected in mind, body and spirit
NELPs Objective 1

• Authentic, meaningful interactions
• Shared aspirations and decision making
• Tuakana teina
• Reciprocal, responsive relationships
• Learning focused partnerships
• Connection and collaboration
• Building trust and self esteem
NELPs Objective 2

Mana reo
• Communication
• Sharing
• Listening, being heard and acknowledged
• Embracing te reo Māori & NZSL as living languages
• Exploring emotions, developing empathy
• Celebrating success
NELPs Objective 5

Haerenga ako
• Sharing knowledge, contribution
• Mātauranga - discover, understand, engage in the living world
• Identify teaching and learning journeys
• Developing leadership skills and confidence
• Empowered to explore, learn and grow
• The Absorbent Mind
NELPs Objective 6

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