Mana Montessori is a community-owned, parent-run, teacher-led early childhood education service situated in the middle of Endeavour Park, Whitby.

Our programme has been carefully designed to meet the needs of children aged from 2½ to 6 years of age, with a mixture of ages in each classroom.

We have been providing affordable and high quality Montessori education in the Porirua Basin for more than 25 years.  Our teachers are highly trained and we offer an attractive, carefully planned and stimulating learning environment, indoors and out.  We endeavour to keep our charges as affordable as possible - $33.00 a week for five mornings a week or $72.50 a week for four full days a week for example.

  • Hours of Attendance

  • Mornings      8.45am - 11.45am (4 or 5 days a week)
    Afternoons  12.30pm - 3.00pm   (3 or 4 days a week)
    Full Day       8.45am - 3.00pm   (3½, 4 or 4½ days)

If you need longer hours of care for your child, we partner with Porse educators who can care for your child in their home and drop off at or collect your child from Mana Montessori.  These arrangements can continue when your child attends primary school with similar hours and terms to Mana Montessori.

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Pink Tower

Young children use it to discover how size changes in three dimensions by building the tower cube by cube, making decisions about which cube is bigger or smaller.

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