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Sumner Preschool

Pebbles Montessori Sumner (3-6) opened in April 2010 and operates from a beautifully renovated villa at 4 Campbell St, Sumner. We are licensed for 30 children aged 3-6 and are open every day from 8.00am – 5.30pm, to include school holidays.


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.



• Teaching tamariki to be compassionate and empathetic
• Supporting our whānau and community
• Showing kindness, aroha and love
• We want everyone to feel they have a place here
NELPs Objective 2

Taha Hinengara
• Mental and emotional wellbeing
• Embracing our own and others independence
• Holistic wellbeing, physical & mental facets are intertwined
• All feeling valued and being heard promotes learning
• Building a culture of trust and respect
• A platform for growth and learning
NELPs Objective 6

• Taking responsibility for our planet
• Respect for our natural resources
• Being aware of local and global environmental sustainability
NELPs Objective 1

• Embracing multiculturalism and diversity
• Shared sense of belonging
• Collaborating with whānau, tamariki and kaiako
• Supporting each other as one family
NELPs Objective 3

• Building trust and confidence
• The importance of relationships with children, whānau and kaiako
• Reciprocal and positive relationships
• Connection and collaboration
NELPs Objective 5

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