A Montessori Education

“One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.” - Maria Montessori

Little Engines Montessori is a modern, well-resourced and well established Montessori centre, situated next door to Grey Lynn Primary School. Little Engines Montessori offers a vibrant learning community with an all-day indoor/outdoor flow, a spacious outdoor area and a well-prepared, meticulously kept indoor environment.

Centre Manager and Curriculum Leader Mamatha Kumar, has been a part of Little Engine’s journey from its foundation seven years ago, and continues to lead the experienced and passionate teaching team at Little Engines Montessori.

”We believe that each child has the potential to reach amazing heights, given an optimum environment, and it is the goal of Little Engines Montessori to provide this environment, to nurture the love of learning and cultivate a belief in themselves, an independence, grace and courtesy and an understanding of the world in which they live.”

The teachers at Little Engines are all trained in the Montessori philosophy, where passion for this way of learning and genuine love for children is fully embraced. The centre’s license of just 50 children provides plenty of opportunity for children to work freely and independently, with gentle and respectful guidance from teachers. The high ratio of Registered Teachers at Little Engines ensures that the excellent quality of Education and learning is maintained at the centre.

Little Engines has strong links within the Grey Lynn Community, and as part of this, serves the community by providing an enriched programme in partnership with their families, collaborative relationships with parents, wh-anau and teachers to ensure the best possible outcomes for the children.

We welcome you to visit for a guided tour. Excellent education and care for children aged 2.5 - 6 years of age. Open 8.45am - 3.30pm.

Little Engines Montessori Preschool, 56 Surrey Crescent, (next-door to Grey Lynn Primary School), T: 09 378 9502, E: manager@little-engines.co.nz, www.little-engines.co.nz