About Ficino Montessori Preschool

We are very excited to introduce Ficino Montessori Preschool. We have found the introduction of Maria Montessori’s teaching and values complements the philosophical teaching that we offered with the Preschool initially. We believe that the complementary and interwoven strands of Montessori, mindfulness and Te Whariki offer your child a holistic approach to develop all aspects of their character and reach their full potential.

The Ficino School motto of “Rejoice in the Present” reminds teachers and children to simply attend to what is in front of them. Self-awareness and mindfulness techniques like ‘the Pause’ provide welcome pockets of calm for young children in their stimulating day.

Ficino Montessori Preschool offers a non-denominational spiritual foundation for your child. We welcome children of all cultures, faiths and religions. Put simply, we teach your child to recognise what is good and true in themselves and others, regardless of culture or nationality.

Treating all others with care, respect and courtesy is part of everyday life at Ficino Montessori Preschool.

We believe in simplicity. The learning space has been designed to be welcoming and calming, thus allowing the children’s attention to focus on the individual or group activity chosen or presented. Within the different learning zones high quality equipment has been selected to stimulate children’s interest and encourage independence. Our emphasis is on natural, real-life materials.