Learning Links – Queens Dr, St Kilda, Montessori Dunedin
Learning Links Montessori is an Early Childhood setting on Queens Drive in St Kilda Dunedin. We follow the Montessori philosophy of child-directed learning with a big emphasis on the development of independence.
Our programme is designed to support the children’s growing curiosity and encourage them to explore and learn with the guidance of qualified Montessori teachers.
We provide a nurturing and well prepared environment where the children can develop independence and respect for both the natural world and each other. Our Montessori approach is strongly interwoven with the TeWhariki -the Zealand Early Childhood curriculum . Balanced with group activities, a beautiful outdoor learning environment and regular whanau events to promote a strong community feeling.
Our mixed age group settings foster a strong sense of community in which the children care and collaborate with each other.
We believe learning is an exciting process of discovery, leading to concentration, motivation, self-discipline, and a love of learning. By giving children easy access to well-organised equipment and resources as well as the freedom to choose activities they are interested in, they experience the excitement and fun of discovery at their own pace.
We are a passionate team of educators who strive to support the children on their individual leaning journey to become independent human beings.
The Montessori philosophy doesn’t just prepare the child for school, rather gives them tools to life creating a love of lifelong learning.
Feel free to arrange a visit to discuss the philosophy in more detail and to view our three Montessori environments-Nido, Rata and Kowhai.
With a complete new internal fitout and all new resources and an incredible refresh outdoors you will love our new look environment.
Ratios: Infants 1:4, Toddlers 1:6, Preschool 1:8
Opening Times: Monday to Friday 8am to 5:30pm
Address: 39 Queens Dr, St Kilda, Montessori Dunedin
Phone Number: 03 455 5066
ERO Report: View Report
Ministry of Education Funding: View Information
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2021 Enrolment Fees
From 1 March 2021 all weekly fees increase by $10
Under 3 and non ECE hours 6+ Hour Session:
1 to 4 days fee is $49 per day and for 5 days fee is $177.
3 Years and older who have attested for 20 hours ECE 6+ hour session
1 to 4 days fee is $39 per day and for 5 days fee is $139.
30 hour session for all age groups:
(5 days) either 8am to 2pm or 9am to 3pm
Weekly Fee: Under 2 years $109, 2 years olds $79, 3-4 year olds $49
Extra hours: Maximum number of hours booked is 5 hours ($7 for overs and $12 for unders) and this must be a permanent booking
*** If more than 5 hours extra a week is needed then the charges will convert to weekly changes as above
No casual bookings
Learning Links operates as a full day service and does not offer short days or sessions; Our fees include high quality teacher ratios above Ministry of Education Standards; Minimum enrolment is three days per week; A deposit equal to one week of your booked hours will be due upon enrolment to confirm your place; Two weeks notice is required when terminating enrolment; 10% discount is applicable to your eldest child’s fees if you have two or more children attending Learning Links; Nappies and food are provided; and Formula is not provided – this must be brought in from home if required. To be read in conjunction with the Fee Policy. Fees effective from 1 March 2021.