Mana Montessori has been providing high quality early childhood education for children from throughout the Porirua Basin for over 26 years.  Our programme is carefully designed to meet the needs of 2½ to 6 year olds.  We offer an attractive, stimulating learning environment, indoors and out, with highly trained teachers at our purpose-built school at Endeavour Park, Whitby.  As a community preschool, we endeavour to keep our charges as affordable as possible - please contact us for details.

  • We offer Mornings (8.45 to 11.45am), Afternoons (12.30 to 3.00pm), Mornings Plus (five mornings a week PLUS any two of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons to 3.00pm), and Full Days (4 days Monday to Thursday OR 5 days Monday to Friday 8.45am to 3.00pm) during school terms. 

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Sandpaper Letters

Written language is an extension of spoken language. Words are made up of sounds and there are lots of attractive, enjoyable tools to help children learn how to write and read.

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