Kia Ora and welcome to our Blog! Its exciting to share a bit more about Montessori Children’s House Kerikeri. We absolutely love and are passionate about providing top-quality, amazing early childhood education and care through the Montessori Method.

How we got started…

Call it fate, luck or divine intervention but we (Annie and Jess) randomly met at a previous workplace and quickly discovered we had the same teaching methods, philosophies and ideas. It wasn’t until we discovered each was Montessori qualified that penny dropped and we realized that was why we worked so well together.

We talked a lot about Montessori and its influence on our teaching (even though we were in a mainstream childcare environment) and soon discovered that we both had the same dream of opening a Montessori Centre one day. With Annie dedicated to the 3-6 year old group and Jess having a deep love and affinity for Infants and Toddlers, it was a match meant to be.

Soon we found the perfect venue, and in a matter of months, plans were made, edited, remade, consents, building, decorating and through buckets of blood, sweat and tears, Montessori Children’s House came to be. We are so grateful and proud of the amazing spaces we have created. We are so grateful for each other, too.

Jess (left) and Annie (right)


We are now OPEN so please make time to come and visit us and see the Montessori difference!

xx Jess and Annie.