Mana Montessori offers Morning (8.45 to 11.45am), Afternoon (12.30 to 3.00pm), Morning Plus (five mornings Monday to Friday 8.45 to 11.45am plus any two afternoons to 3.00pm), or Full Day (6¼ hours a day, from 8.45am to 3.00pm) sessions daily during the school terms. Children are offered the same opportunities and experiences regardless of the time of day they attend.
Please contact us by phone on (04) 234 1489 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an information pack with more details about the class times, fees and other information, including an application form for placement on the waiting list.
If you would like to place your child’s name on the waiting list, there is an enrolment fee of $50.00 per family. Once your first child is enrolled, your other children can be enrolled for free.
Payment of the enrolment fee may be made via cash, cheque or direct to our bank account number 03 1533 0005458 00. The enrolment fee is non-refundable and cannot guarantee a place as it does depend on the number of children on the waiting list before your child and how many children are leaving us for primary school and thus creating vacancies.
Parents or caregivers are expected to attend at least one Information Session or Open Day before their child takes up a place at Mana Montessori. Information sessions or open days are held at least once a term and at a variety of times, some during the day, some in the evening, some at the weekend.
If you have any questions, would like any further information, or if you wish to arrange a time to visit the school, please email or phone us on (04) 234 1489. You are always welcome at Mana Montessori.
20 Hours ECE Funding
The Mana Montessori Management Committee offers the government’s 20 Hours ECE Funding scheme on the basis that there will be no compromise in the nature or quality of services offered by Mana Montessori. This has resulted in reduced fees for three, four and five year old children. NOTE that fees do not increase for children who stay at Mana Montessori until their sixth birthday.
Mana Montessori offers this package as we want children and families to benefit by having access to affordable, quality Montessori education. However the government funding is based on the costs of meeting the minimum regulations and is not sufficient to cover the high-quality education we deliver, such as having high teacher to child ratios, higher than regulation numbers of experienced, highly qualified and registered teachers, and Montessori equipment and methods. This means that Mana Montessori is unable to offer completely free early childhood education. We therefore need to ask parents to support us by making a commitment to pay additional charges. Should this support not be forthcoming, Mana Montessori will need to reconsider its decision to offer 20 Hours ECE.
Labels for Children's Clothing
It makes life easier for everyone if the children’s belongings are named. We can recommend Stuck On You, a company which makes excellent, durable name tags for children’s bags, as well as labels for clothing, lunchboxes, drink bottles, pantry labels, party invitations, personalised stickers, dog tags and more. Orders can be made by phone, mail or online at www.stuckonyou.co.nz. Each time an order for labels is placed Mana Montessori will receive up to 20% commission (depending on the item ordered) at no extra cost to you. If you give our name when ordering on the internet or by phone, Mana Montessori will automatically qualify for the commission, and that’s all you have to do. There is no obligation to use this particular firm and you are free to use any other sort of labelling if you prefer. We simply hope that you will find this easy and helpful.