Welcome to City Heights Childcare & Montessori.

City Heights is a privately run child care centre and Montessori Children's House. It offers a range of child care and education services including:

All programmes employ qualified staff and offer high quality care and education in accordance with the New Zealand early childhood curriculum. The services receive Government funding and attract subsidies for eligible families.


There are currently limited child spaces available in all our programmes.

Our Philosophy

We believe in positive respectful partnerships between children, whanau, families, caregivers and teachers where we value our community’s diversity. We aim to support children’s learning through a stimulating prepared environment that nurtures and develops dispositions for learning and provides opportunities for success, challenges, individual interests, and freedom of choice. Our community fosters contextual, collaborative and reciprocal learning, where teachers are facilitators, carers and friends of the children. We empower children to be independent, competent, confident, compassionate and responsible human beings, and most importantly to have fun in the process.

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254 York Place.


(03) 477-4532