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Teach me to do it myself

It seems that one of the earliest phrases my daughter learnt was "I do it!"….(given that her first word was 'no' and her second word was 'mine', this assertive streak shouldn't have been a big surprise! ). Any of us that parent or work with toddlers know that "I can do it myself" is a common refrain in the early years. This early play for independence only strengthens over time, as children have an inherent desire to do things for themselves. So often, a toddler's frustration is over their ...

December 5, 2016

Maths at Preschool

Research clearly shows that positive and meaningful preschool experiences in maths are important for future success in education. In fact, studies suggest that acquiring early maths skills is clearly linked to later academic achievement. Adults that may have struggled with maths or school (or perhaps just plain disliked it!) sometimes think that working with numbers is boring or, at least, not fun, and that pre-schoolers shouldn't be subjected to this form of mild torture. In fact, the oppos...

November 8, 2016

We learn by DOING

Hands feed the mind with knowledge, teaching through touch, learning through experimenting. Children have endless opportunity for hands on, self-directed learning at Kumeu Montessori Preschool. Our incredible range of equipment provides learning for all levels and interests, from the simple to the complex. We also focus on the key behaviours and dispositions needed to be successful in the modern world, including knowing how to question and problem solve, think flexibly, manage oneself, liste...

February 17, 2016

Now open in our new building....!

After what seemed like the world's slowest building project, we are delighted to have moved into our new building. The children are having a heap of fun exploring all our new resources and our wonderful outdoor area. Loads to discover....

October 20, 2015

We are going places...literally!

From early October 2015, KMP will relocate to superb new premises at 8 Grivelle Street, Kumeu. After many years in our renovated bungalow at Oraha Road, it was time for a refresh. The builders, tradies and landscapers are busy putting the finishing touches to our beautiful new building and playground, and we are busily completing our compliance and licensing procedures. We are excited about this move and know that it will enable us to offer an even more extensive range of exciting learning o...

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