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Sumner Preschool

Pebbles opened in April 2010 and operates from a beautifully renovated villa at 48 Nayland St, Sumner. We are licensed for 50 tamariki aged 0 – 6 years and are open every day from 8.00am –6.00pm. We embrace the Montessori philosophy and our guided by our early childhood curriculum Te Whāriki.

Our inside environment offers 3 separate rooms for the 3 different developmental ages and our outside environment has 3 separate play areas which can be opened up to offer children the opportunity of playing alongside different age groups and meeting up with siblings and friends.

Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

For tamariki, whānau and kaiako to be inspired by a love of learning. 

We value tamariki as unique individuals and celebrate their successes to ensure they see themselves as competent and confident learners.

We foster a safe environment of aroha and respect as a base to build reciprocal relationships with all tamariki, whānau and within our teaching team.

We embrace our bi-cultural heritage through waiata, Te Reo and tikanga Māori values so that our tamariki will embrace their heritage as young New Zealanders.

We honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi and recognise Māori as Tangata Whenua 

We embrace all cultures and recognise that cultural diversity forms a large part of NZ

We aim to ignite tamariki interests to discover, explore and learn through planned and spontaneous play

We recognise that a positive team culture, open communication, collaborative, reflective practice and  ongoing professional development is essential for kaiako to grow both personally and professionally.

We aim to deliver a holistic education based on Montessori principles, within the framework of Te Whāriki, Te Ara Poutama, the NELP’S and Tātaiako as our guiding documents.

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For tamariki to see themselves as competent and confident learners in an environment of peace, respect and collaboration. 


"Our Learning Priorities are unique to our centre and are reviewed annually. They underpin our local curriculum and ensure we focus on what is really important to us at Pebbles."

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