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“At PMK, education is a journey, not a race, and children learn to learn.”

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We are open 08:00am to 05:30pm Mon-Fri all year except for public holidays and 4 weeks at Christmas/New Year.

Ponsonby Montessori Kindergarten

Ponsonby Montessori KindergartenWe have received a licence to operate a new service for 40 children 2 and over at 136 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn.  This is additional to our current service at 244 Richmond Road.  Contact us for details. 

Ponsonby Montessori Kindergarten has served Grey Lynn, Ponsonby and the surrounding Auckland  community for over twenty years in a warm, friendly and welcoming atmosphere. We are a small nurturing centre licensed for 30 children over two years old. We deliver a holistic high quality Montessori programme in a friendly and engaging environment. A high teacher to child ratio caters to the individual needs of every child. Trained and dedicated staff provide quality language models and develop reciprocal relationships. Extra curricula activities by experienced visiting tutors, a working garden and a modern playground contribute to your child receiving a quality education at PMK.

In July 2019 the Education Review Office (ERO) again found we were “very well placed to promote positive learning outcomes for children” and they will not need to review the service for another four years. Referring to the ERO website you will see this means they found that PMK is “consistently effective in promoting positive learning outcomes for children” and provides “high quality performance in relation to ERO’s evaluation indicators”. Check out the details in our latest ERO report here. To book a no obligation tour of our centre with our manager or assistant manager you may click on this link.

In March 2016 ERO published “Early mathematics: a guide for improving teaching and learning“. Based on our ERO review we were invited to contribute stories for this guide which highlighted effective practices in the teaching of mathematics. We are proud that our centre features on the cover and in pages 19 and 20 of the guide.

The Montessori philosophy

Ponsonby Montessori Kindergarten 2The Montessori philosophy offers a holistic environment where we use specialist equipment and practices to develop a child’s concentration and focus along with their literacy and numeracy skills while also assisting in developing self-management. Regular lessons in Music, Spanish, Cooking, te reo Maori and Yoga enhance our curriculum.  We also offer Ready Steady Go Kids and Circability to aid in the development of perceptual motor skills. These are the important foundations for young children as they begin their journey of learning for life.

The Montessori method and practices of education were developed and based on diligent and scientific observation of children’s holistic learning and development, therefore all children regardless of their social and cultural backgrounds will benefit from its well prepared specialised environment and equipment.

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Our Leadership Team





Owner/Director/Relief Teacher


Assistant Manager PMK I


Assistant Manager PMK II

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