Welcome to Abberley Park

A warm and inviting centre for your child

Learning Curves Montessori Abberley Park is a beautifully converted Villa , located at 60 Ranfurly Street, Christchurch. Abberley Park has been in operation since 1988 and joined the Learning Curves group in 1999. It’s opening hours are 7.30 am – 5.30 pm Monday through to Friday and is licensed for 32 children. The centre has 2 rooms, the Koru for our 2 year olds and Fern Room for children 3-6.

The large indoor environment is warm, homely and spacious with two large classrooms. The equipment is child sized with activities displayed neatly on shelves that are easily accessible to children. Children have freedom of choice from the well displayed and equipped classrooms. The walls are vibrant with children’s learning displays and programme planning, ensuring children and families have a sense of belonging and have an understanding of what is happening at the preschool. Our daily programme is focused on fun, positive interactions , learning experiences and communication with children as individuals and as groups.

Outdoor - The play area is very large with gardens, a sandpit, climbing equipment and play house. The homely design encourages and promotes interactions for groups of children as well as quiet spaces for individuals.

As well as offering fundamental Montessori activities our programme encompasses music and movement, water and sand play, art and craft, story time and rhymes, puzzles and blocks. Outdoor environments promote risk taking, gross motor development, turn taking, social interactions and skills, group games, caring for the environment with gardening, creativity in construction and basic fun.

  • Address
    60 Ranfurly Street, St Albans
    Christchurch, 8014
  • Hours
    Monday to Friday, 7:30am – 5:30pm
  • Phone
    03 355 4614
  • Email
    abberleypark@xtra.co.nz
cash, credit card

Meet our staff

Caring people who are passionate about early learning education

Alice Donnithorne

Full time

Diploma of Teaching ECE

Hi, I’m Alice. I have been at Learning Curves Montessori Ltd since early 2016 and I have graduated with a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education). I am passionate about inclusion, attachment, literacy, learning about different cultures and helping children grow a love of learning that will support them through life. I have a lovely dog called Wilson and enjoy reading, walking, biking and swimming.

Robyn Ryan

Head Teacher

Full time

Montessori Diploma ECE

Kia Ora. I am the owner of Learning Curves Montessori and have been teaching since 2000. I am passionate about quality Early Childhood Education that focuses on each child's unique desire to learn. I want our environment to be full of rich experiences for children and families, where we work in collaboration together. Children will become independent, courageous and have a love of learning are some of my beliefs

Pat Busson

Part time

Diploma of Teaching

My name is Pat Busson. When I began my journey in Early Childhood Education it was in a Playcentre and as time went on I studied for and gained my Diploma in ECE. I still have a great passion for working with these very special little people and enjoy watching them grow and develop strong social and communication skills. I wish for each child to develop the ability to build secure and long lasting relationships with their peers, and grow into the best they can be in whichever field they choose to follow

Rachael Murray

Full time

Diploma of Teaching ECE. Diploma Montessori ECE

Racheal has been with Learning Curves for 14 years now and brings a wealth of knowledge of child development and Montessori

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