Welcome to St Albans

A warm and inviting centre for your child

Learning Curves Montessori St Albans has been under the Learning Curves group since 2004. Originally a church, it has been converted into a bright spacious preschool on a back section at 69 McFaddens Road St Albans, Christchurch. The centre is licensed for 24 children aged 2 – 6 years with 3 full time teachers. Opening hours 8.00 am – 5.30 pm Monday through to Friday

The indoor environment is warm, spacious and inviting. 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 in the centre 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 - At the beginning of 2010 the playground was completely redesigned with a focus on a natural, stimulating safe environment. This has transformed the space remarkably and the use of all areas is heightened by the design. This has enhanced outdoor interactions and enjoyment for the children and teachers.

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
    69 McFaddens Road, St Albans
    Christchurch, 8052
  • Hours
    Monday to Friday, 8:00am – 5:30pm
  • Phone
    03 356 1193
  • Email
cash, credit card

Meet our staff

Caring people who are passionate about early learning education

Bushra Shahabdeen

Head Teacher

Full time

Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood) and Montessori

I am a passionate Montessori teacher who understands and support child’s important stages of their life. I am privileged to be part of your child’s life and discover their journey of life. I love working with children and working with Montessori philosophy for last 10 years.

Martha Tymieniecki

Full time

Studying toward Montessori Diploma

I am originally from Poland and did my schooling in Germany. During my studies in General Education Science, I decided to go travelling to New Zealand and have since settled here. I am a New Zealand resident now and very keen to study towards Early Childhood Education. I am also currently studying for my Montessori Diploma through NAMC, which I am very excited about.

Sammy Robinson

Full time

Batchelor of Teaching (Early childhood) and studying toward Montessori

I have been a teacher for 6 years in preschools in Christchurch and in Palmerston North. I was studying towards my degree in ECE at the same time as well as raising my two beautiful children. I have been with Learning Curves for 5 months as a reliever and now have a permanent position at St. Albans. As a teacher I am passionate about giving the best care possible to all the children I work with. I also enjoy working alongside the staff and value their opinions and ideas about how to improve my practice. Since working at Learning Curves I have been inspired to study once again- this time towards a NAMC Montessori diploma. This will enable me to learn and put into practice at the same time.

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