The education of a very small child does not aim at preparing him for school, but for life


Centre Info

We are so privileged to have our learning centre situated in an iconic historical house in Invercargill.

We are so privileged to have our learning centre situated in an iconic historical house in Invercargill. We have a uniquely desiged nursery to ensure our babies have their own beautiful, calm, soft space. The toddlers enjoy their time together in a space especially created for their developmental age and stage.  Our young children (2-3 year olds) enjoy their time in the original sitting room that has lots of interesting nooks and crannys to explore. Our older children make great use of the old Ball Room as their learning space, with beautiful floors, ornate ceilings and chandeliers. The special character of the building offers a perfect environment for our Montessori approach of respecting and valuing our tamariki in an environment full or charm and excitment. 

It truly is a home away from home with a mix of the beautiful old features and modern conveniences. 

An amazing outdoor area is completed with a vegetable garden for the children to access at any time. We have an enchanting garden area, a huge sandpit and an enormous gravel pit all set in an old English cottage garden. We have a focus on recycling our tamariki make great use of the many loose parts offered to stimulate their imagination and to support their outdoor play, with trees to climb, ramps to jump from and space to run.

The jewel in our crown is the space. Our centre is limited to 70 children so we can preserve the freedom we believe children need to learn, grow and to explore naturally in a calm and relaxed environment.

Rose and Nicola will take care of all of your queries and they also lead the teaching team.  

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Early Learning Invercargill



Masters in Education, Degree in ECE, Diploma in Primary and a Diploma in Montessori Education. 




Degree in ECE with strengths in tikanga and te reo and a Diploma in Montessori Education.

Phone: (03) 216 6077

Address: 375 Tweed St, Invercargill