Enrolling your child

We currently have places available in our preschool programme. 

We also have spaces for new families with children under 3 in our infant and toddler playgroup sessions. 


1. Visit our school. Make a time to meet our Principal, take a look around and observe a classroom in action.

2. Register or Enrol. Complete a registration or enrolment form. 

We'll then get in touch with you to offer your child a place and complete their enrolment, or place them on our waiting list until they are ready to start. Children usually start preschool around their 3rd birthday, or the term before they turn 3, if they are ready and there is a place for them in the classroom.

Infant & Toddler Playgroup

Families interested in joining our under-3 infant and toddler community are welcome to email us to arrange to visit a session. 


Capital Montessori School is a not-for-profit, parent co-operative run by a Principal and an elected Board of parents. We try to keep fees as low as possible to enable more children and families to be part of our community and access quality early childhood education.


Our preschool hours are Monday to Friday from 8.30am to either 1pm or 3pm. We follow the NZ primary school terms (four each year, approximately 10 weeks per term) and we also offer an optional holiday programme (for enrolled children).


The School offers 20 Hours ECE with a flat fee of $800 charged per term (around 10 weeks) for hours over and above the 20 free hours.  There is a small additional fee (currently $16 per day) for holiday programme attendance.

We offer a discount to families who pay their fees for the full calendar year (6%) or two terms (3%) in advance. 

There is a registration fee of $50 (per family) to reserve a place for your child, and cover administration/membership of the Capital Montessori School Inc. Society. No registration fee is payable for Rata playgroup families. A bond of $400 is required to confirm enrolment (two terms before your child's start date). This bond is refundable in your child's final term, but is non-refundable if your child does not take up their place. 

Assistance with paying fees for 3 and 4 year olds may be available through the Childcare Subsidy offered by Work & Income New Zealand (WINZ).

Infant & Toddler Playgroup

Fees for Rata Infant & Toddler sessions are $80 per family, per term. Families can attend one or more sessions each week.

Scholarship Programme

At Capital Montessori we believe children who have access to a Montessori preschool education get the very best start on their learning journey. As part of our commitment to giving more children and their families the opportunity to access Montessori we offer a scholarship programme. Each scholarship covers 100% of the annual enrolment fees, for each year of the three-year programme.

Applications have now closed.