Where independence is nurtured
Fountain City Montessori is a community of educators who are passionate about children and the Montessori method of learning and philosophy.
Rowena Harper | Managing Director of FCM
Our Centre works actively within two frameworks, Te Whāriki the New Zealand Ministry of Education's early childhood framework as well as the Maria Montessori method. Fountain City Montessori engages the whole child holistically, from the way we prepare and eat our food, to the way we care for our environment and our hands on approach to learning. Developing independence allows the children to engage in developmentally appropriate work.
Our classroom environment is carefully prepared each day and is designed to call on the child's natural curiosity to entice them to practice the work repeatedly. Independence allows the child to progress at his or her own pace.
A love of learning
A respectful environment
The children have the daily opportunity to experience the outdoors where they learn how to use their hands in everyday endeavors focused on the earth. Contact with nature provides children with opportunities for rich sensorial experiences, a vital element of Montessori learning. Our outdoor environment supports the whole child, mind, body and soul, and promotes respect for all living things.
7am 6pm Monday to Friday
07 855 2696
PO Box 24014, Hamilton 3283
2D Brooklyn Road, Claudelands, Hamilton 3283