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Puddleducks Montessori Featherston St, located next to the Kauri Health Centre was built as a replacement for a legacy centre operating out of a smaller property in the Palmerston North subdivision of Parnell Heights.
Puddleducks Montessori Featherston St focuses on building strong relationships with whānau to provide the best learning experience for the child. When tamariki and their whānau feel like they belong, tamariki feel comfortable and confident to explore the wider world. This vision can be seen throughout the completed environments.
The learning environments here also have been designed to portray and serve the Montessori approach to early childhood education. The Montessori approach sets out particular activities to suit children’s prevailing developmental interests at particular stages, and encourages focused engagement, concentration and perseverance. In order to promote this teaching style the environments feature an open layout, with ample ‘pockets of learning’ and retreat spaces, allows children to self-regulate, and helps teachers ensure concentrated, personalized, and predictable care and learning for each child.