Nurturing Strong Foundations | Atawahi Tuapapa


A structured approach to helping each child reach their potential.

Providing unique childcare in Lower Hutt with two spacious Montessori Educare centres to choose from. One in Avalon and one in Waiwhetu. Our centres cater to preschoolers from 6 months to five year-olds.

Qualified and experienced teachers

Our qualified and experienced ECE and Montessori teachers act as the dynamic link between the child and the prepared environment. The environment supports children with practical knowledge and skills that will help them navigate their transition to school and encourage the child to become a lifelong learner.


We are so grateful to have brought Angelo & Gabrielle to Shine. Thank you for all you have done to help our children. You have helped them both to be organised, motivated and have a great interest in learning. They have both really enjoyed being at Shine since the beginning and we will always fondly remember the time they have spent there.

Education and care for preschoolers in Lower Hutt

Shine Montessori Educare offers a unique educational opportunity for infants, toddlers and preschoolers aged from 6 months to five year-olds. Our curriculum blends Montessori ideology, fundamental Christian values, and child interest activities. We provide high-quality learning experiences enabling children to develop independence, confidence and high levels of competency.

Needing longer daycare hours?

We have developed our own brand of Daycare for those parents who need longer hours. It has been a special focus to get this right, to ensure that children have a wide variety of educational experiences and are taught and cared for by qualified and enthusiastic teachers.

Shine Montessori uses Kinder m8 software applications to keep parents and caregivers in touch with daily news and events.

The App is available for iOS or Android devices.