Little Oaks Preschool is a privately owned centre in Amberley providing care and education for children from birth to the age of five.
Little Oaks is located in a beautifully remodeled property designed specifically to meet the needs of young children.

Vision Statement

To empower each individual to achieve a sense of belonging, develop independence and confidence, and to strengthen their journey by creating a natural love of learning.

Why Montessori?

The Montessori classroom is an environment carefully prepared for the child which focuses on the individual child and his/her needs. Everything builds on to something. The child is always moving from the known so that they are confident, supported and ready to be furthered, challenged and extended.

What We Do

At the Little Oaks Preschool, we help shape young people that are “equipped in their whole beings for the adventure of life, accustomed to the free exercise of their own will and judgment, illuminated by imagination and enthusiasm”. This was how Maria Montessori described her vision, and it’s a vision we share. Integrated with Te Whariki Early Childhood Curriculum, Little Oaks is based on the Montessori philosophy of a "Prepared Environment" allowing children to work, move and develop freely.

About Amberley

The Little Oaks staff are passionate about childhood development and deliver an extremely high standard of early childhood education. Staffing levels exceed Ministry of Education guidelines, making the ratio of teachers to children high, while ensuring the best possible environment for learning.