BestStart Montessori St Albans

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BestStart Montessori St Albans (formerly Montessori St Albans) caters for an infant community of 12 month to 3 year olds and includes a full Montessori classroom for 3 to 6 year olds.

We are located in a lovely, refurbished St Albans villa which immediately feels like a home. The warm environment is created by our very experienced and exceptionally well qualified teaching team. Teachers respect and encourage the independence and capabilities of each child. 

We provide a full, authentic Montessori programme supported by Montessori teachers who offer an enriched programme full of opportunities. We value open communication between families, teachers and children. We are proud of our welcoming and inclusive centre, where our families know they are always welcome.

We have received a fantastic Education Review Office (ERO) report, achieving the very best grade for all early childhood centres in New Zealand.

What else can you expect from our childcare centre:

  • Unique learning philosophy with specially trained teachers 
  • Development of each child’s individual potential 
  • Solid language and maths skills
  • Encourages a love of learning 
  • High self-esteem and social skills 
  • Independence and self discipline
  • School readiness initiative, including school visits

欢迎您报名加入 BestStart Montessori St Albans 幼儿园!我们幼儿园的特色之一就是我们有来自世界各地的小朋友,家长和老师。因此我们的老师可以说多种不同的语言,其中包括毛利语,普通话,日语,印度语,尼泊尔语,旁遮普语和斯里兰卡语。同时,我们专业的教师团队对婴幼儿及学龄前儿童的教育和学习方面有着丰富的理论知识和实践经验。秉持着因材施教的理念,我们 BestStart Montessori St Albans 幼儿园有三个班级以适应小朋友不同的成长和学习阶段。每个班都会根据各自小朋友的实际情况来安排他们每日的学习和作息。当小朋友的成长和学习情况适合于转到下一个班时,我们会根据每个孩子的情况,在与家长沟通的前提下,协助孩子和家长顺利适应新班级的学习和生活。

For more information about the specific fees for your centre, please contact us directly (03) 356 0111 /  mont.stalbans@best-start.orgYou might be eligible for support paying their childcare fees. For more information click here

More about Montessori

Besides being presented in a structured way, language is always present in a Montessori classroom. Children are encouraged to ask questions, have discussions, make discoveries and have a sense of curiosity in the world around them.

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kind words from our parents


We love coming and Henry has thrived so much since starting. I love seeing what he is accomplishing. It is always a nice surprise when he does something I haven’t taught/done with him and know it has come from preschool.


Recently I enrolled my 4 year old into BestStart Montesorri St Albans. She was not receiving enough mental stimulation or structure and was bored at her previous early childhood centre. She has been a different child since starting at BestStart, her behaviour has improved dramatically and she looks forward to going each day. The teachers and children have been welcoming and kind which has made the transition effortless. I highly recommend this centre. I only wish we attended sooner!


I am very glad to see my daughter where she is today with her overall development. She's been with you 7 months and has become creatively so sharp, become confident, she is trying to understand what is right and wrong, and become more caring. BestStart worked tremendously well with my daughter.


Sensorial equipment in the Paua room

The children in the Paua room enjoy exploring with the sensorial equipment in a way that extends their creativity, exploration, and gross and fine motor skills.

Curious learners

In the Montessori classroom, children choose their own activities to work undisrupted and learn to focus and concentrate for sustained periods of time while they are content and self-satisfied with their work.

School Holiday Fun at BestStart Montessori St Albans

​During the school holidays we offer a range of fun activities for the children , such as dress up day, pyjama day, movie day and bike days.