Love the Preschool

Providing an authentic Montessori Experience for children aged 12 months to 6 years.

Love the Faith

A Catholic Atrium provides a wonderfully quiet retreat in our Historic Village preschool

Love Parenting

Embrace Montessori principles in your home through parent workshops & events

Love the Method

Further your love of Montessori with Tauranga based training directly linked to MCI in London.

Sharing the Love

Our Montessori Blog, spreading peace, love and tranquility for children, families and their community.

“Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavour always to keep burning within him the light which is called intelligence”
Dr Maria Montessori

Little Sweethearts Montessori believe Montessori is more than an approach to education, it is an approach to life. We'd love for you to journey with us by exploring the many facets of Montessori and how we can support your family.

Love the Preschool

Love the Preschool
Our Preschool provides an authentic Montessori Experience for children aged 12 months to 6 years.

Love the Faith

Love the Faith
A Catholic Atrium provides a wonderfully quiet retreat in our Historic Village preschool

Love Parenting

Love Parenting
Embrace Montessori principles in your home through parent workshops & events

Love the Method

Love the Method
Further your love of Montessori with Tauranga based training directly linked to MCI in London.

About Us

Little Sweethearts Montessori was established seven years ago to deliver an authentic Montessori Programme to preschool children in Tauranga. We are very proud of Little Sweethearts Montessori and what it represents with many LSM Graduates now performing very well across a broad spectrum of endeavours. Starting with only one small school based in a residential home our Historic Village site now offers a complete Montessori experience starting with the Beginners Nest for Infants and Toddlers from 12 months and continuing into the Preschool Classroom up to 6 years.

At Little Sweethearts Montessori, we believe Montessori is more than an approach to education; it is an approach to life. We continue to strive for our Montessori environments to be places where children laugh, learn and grow together, that Little Sweethearts will be “where children love to be.”

A key focus for Little Sweethearts Montessori is building community so it is important to us that the Montessori experience also extends to families who wish to embrace Montessori principles in their home. Our Love Parenting series of workshops, evenings and events provides this support. Montessori Centre Aotearoa is also a key member of the Little Sweethearts Montessori family. Led by Rhonda Davison, Consultant to Little Sweethearts Montessori, MCA provides professional support and development through Montessori workshops for anyone interested in furthering their education and learning more about Montessori.

Welcome to Little Sweethearts Montessori and our website which will give you a window into the Montessori classroom, the philosophy, the history and how you can enjoy the benefits of the Montessori Method in your own home. So join us on our Montessori journey of discovery.

Symon Armstrong, Director