Nurturing Strong Foundations | Atawahi Tuapapa

PHONE: 577 1464


Located at 870 High Street in Lower Hutt Avalon Shine Montessori caters for children between 6 months to 5 year-olds. Open weekdays between 8am and 4:30 pm, including school holidays (Terms 1–3). Closed on NZ Public Holidays. Notice of Christmas opening hours is distributed in Term 3.

Engaging surroundings

Our Avalon centre is smaller than Waiwhetu where children get to know each other well. An outdoor area provides opportunities to nurture plants, use up energy and learn from play. Plenty of shade in summer and shelter in the winter. Indoors we have sustainably built toys and activities to stimulate and engage.

Fee structure

We have a simple fee structure that reflects the various needs of children and caregivers. We require a non refundable enrolment fee of $100 per child or $50 for a sibling of an enrolled child.

See billing procedures and terms

6 months to 2 year-olds

Full Time

8:00 am to 4:30 pm

5 days

$293 per week

2 to 3 year-olds

Full Time

8:00 am to 4:30 pm

5 days

$247 per week

3 to 5 year-olds

Part Time

8:00 am to 2:30 pm

5 x 6 hour blocks*

$125 per week

Work and Income NZ subsidies are available for families on low incomes.

3–5 year-olds $10 per hour or part thereof for extra time.
*Either 9.00am–3.00pm or 9.30am–3.30pm