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Wee Wisdom Montessori Drury

Welcome to Wee Wisdom Montessori Preschool Wee Wisdom Montessori Preschools are proud to be privately owned and owner operated. We are located in Drury in South Auckland. Our philosophy is to nurture the development of each child in our care in partnership with their family, Whanau and community. We believe that nurturing any child through the use of the Montessori Method enables them to become competent and confident learners, preparing them not only for school, but for life itself. Each Wee Wisdom Montessori School environment and routine has been lovingly developed by a team of devoted Montessori teachers. The children’s daily routine includes individual one on one or group lessons with a teacher, time to socialize and develop friendships, time to practice growing skills and knowledge, eating as a community and gathering times to share songs, fun and laughter. All Wee Wisdom schools have the facilities to enrol children between the ages of 0 – 6 years old. Why choose Wee Wisdom Montessori for your child? Wee Wisdom Montessori strives to provide a quality Montessori environment that works in unison with Te Whariki, New Zealand’s own Early Childhood Education Curriculum. In providing this quality each school maintains; a clean, well resourced, child friendly environment a high ratio of Montessori trained teachers to children relationships with parents that empowers them to be part of their child’s learning a nurturing and caring environment where children make friends, have fun and love to learn

Licensed for

100 children

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Young Petals Early Learning Centre Drury

Young Petals is an early childhood service licensed for 30 children.

We are open 5 days a week from 7am – 6pm, excluding public holidays. We provide full day care, as well as sessional care of 3/4/6 hours a day, as per the needs of the family. We also provide the 20 ECE hours for over 3 children and WINZ subsides if needed.

We are a small knitted team of eight highly motivated staff members, including Owner Operator, Centre Manager, Sujata Patel.

We provide meals to all the children attending our care and services.

We believe in delivering a quality care to our children with more than 80% qualified staff.

Our centre is spread across three rooms-the babies room (0-2 years), toddler room (2-3.5 years), and preschool room (3.5-6 years). We work closely with our parents and whanau and strive to achieve the goals and aspirations for their children.

Our Education Programme

At Young Petals we implement the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum – Te Whāriki.  Te Whāriki is based on four principles of learning – Empowerment, Holistic Development, Family & Community, and Relationships.

These four principles provide the fundamental basis for our planning and are designed to build children’s confidence, develop positive relationships and ensure the individual needs of each child is met.

Planning/Care Groups: 

On enrolment, your child will generally bond with and choose their own primary care teacher who will be responsible for their transition; day to day care and ensuring their portfolios are kept up-to-date.  This doesn’t mean that your child will only work with that one staff member, as we all work collaboratively together.  All staff will work with all children and write learning stories on other children as this gives us a wider perspective of your child’s interests and needs.

Children’s Portfolios: 

Every child has their own special book of learning and experiences while at Young Petals.  This book belongs to your child and documents their journey of exploration and discovery, special interests and strengths.  We hope that from time to time you will contribute to your child’s portfolio, to enrich our shared understanding of children’s learning and development.  This could be done by adding photos and stories from home.  Your child’s portfolio will be sent home on a regular basis.  


Our staff are trained and skilled in documenting your child’s learning and development through the use of learning stories.  Learning stories are record of your child’s interests and strengths, and each story shows a snapshot of a learning experience they have enjoyed with us.  This assessment process helps us to plan and enhance their learning.  We believe it is important to celebrate the individual skills and abilities of each child’s development, providing support to revisit and practice these as many times as necessary to allow children time to develop their own theories about the world around them and their interactions within it.  Group projects support and celebrate the children’s interests within a group environment.  We believe it is important to celebrate children’s skills for initiating and maintaining enjoyable relationships with other children.  This planning is displayed around the centre so everyone can become familiar with our programme focus.  As you are your child’s primary caregiver and have the most knowledge about your child, we value and encourage your input into our planning.  For this reason staff will often document conversations they have with you, or ask you to fill in forms to get your feedback.

Licensed for

30 children

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Drury Playcentre

Our children are supported to become confident, competent self-directed learners through play based around their interests. Our children gain knowledge through play, participation and positive guidance.

Our Children’s curiosity and creativity is nurtured through the fun range of experiences provided … no two days at Playcentre are the same.

Our children develop nurturing and social skills which have lifelong benefits. Siblings attend together, allowing older children to mentor younger children and practise empathy and caring.

Our parental relationships developed through Playcentre provide support from parents and help them develop new parenting and life skills.

Our parents are actively involved in providing our children’s learning programmes. The high adult to child ratio allows a good balance for group and individual support during each session.

There is no other organisation for early childhood education and family development quite like it in the world. Thousands of kiwi children, and their parents too, have grown up with Playcentre … book in for your three visits today and come and join the fun.

Also offered at Drury Playcentre are sessions designed for 0 – 4 month old babies. At Space you and your baby will connect with other new parents and their babies to explore parenting & children’s development in a safe, facilitated environment. Your Space group will meet weekly, giving you & your baby the chance to make real connections during your baby’s first year.

Licensed for

29 children

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Drury - Auckland

BestStart Bremner Road

New centre coming soon to Drury! We are excited to support the learning of the youngest members of the Auranga community with the opening of BestStart Bremner Road. The centre will provide quality education and care for children aged between 3 months up until they go to school.

BestStart Bremner Road will develop strong connections to the community and we look forward to providing a nurturing and caring environment that provide our families and children with a place to create memories, to grow and to feel a sense of belonging.

We’re committed to growing caring people with curious minds, and the centre supports this with indoor environments purposely built to support the learning and development of different age groups – Infants, Toddlers and Preschool. Each room will be equipped with high quality, focused resources designed to spark curious minds.

Our internal environment is connected to a challenging outdoor area, to encourage physical outdoor learning for your child. Children can challenge themselves on the playground equipment while building their independence and self-confidence.

Healthy, nutritious meals and snacks will be provided throughout the day.

We will offer BestStart’s Be School Ready initiative for our preschool children, which will be incorporated into everyday practice, assisting with the next step in their learning journey. The initiative encourages children to use their developing self-help skills and provides a range of opportunities to extend their independence.

Your child’s learning journey and milestones will be captured and shared through one-on-one communication and our online learning portfolios on Storypark. This is a great way to keep up to date with what your child is doing while at the centre. You can log in to see what’s been happening in their day, check out photos of them and comment on their activities.

We offer:

  • 20 hours free for 3–5-year-olds and WINZ subsidies available* if required
  • Great teacher to child ratios
  • Gift for all new enrolments*

BestStart Bremner Road is your child’s destination for early learning. Contact us today to find out more!

About BestStart

BestStart is a registered charity owned by the Wright Family Foundation. We support initiatives and programmes within BestStart and the wider ECE sector that support equitable outcomes for all children.  We do this because we want to make a positive difference in the lives of children.

Our centres reflect their children, staff, and communities. We celebrate individuality, uniqueness, and diversity, encouraging a spirit of empathy, understanding and collaboration. Through responsive relationships and our curriculum, we support learners to choose their own path.

Our centres have a strong support network including a dedicated Area Manager to ensure the centres have exceptional standards.

We’re committed to promoting Hauora (Wellbeing) within our centres for our tamariki, families and staff. Our teachers ensure that children engage in physical activity as part of their everyday learning experiences, and provide healthy food, so that children receive the nourishment they need.

Part of the BestStart family, we’ve been voted the Most Trusted Early Childhood Education provider in New Zealand.

Licensed for

120 children

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Drury - Auckland

Bright Horizons Drury

Bright Horizons Drury is a semi-rural centre in the heart of Drury. We provide all-day education & care for children from birth to school age. The service is mixed-aged, with two separate rooms; Koru for infants/toddlers & Kowhai for preschool tamariki. 

At Bright Horizons New Zealand Childcare, we aspire to create an environment that provides enjoyable & creative learning. We achieve this through activities designed to support your child in all areas of growth.

Our service philosophy focuses on providing a small, family-orientated learning environment for tamariki and their whanau. Tamariki experience a warm, positive, respectful environment which forms the basis of our child-led curriculum. We recognise the value and importance of tamariki learning through play. Tamariki learns in an environment where leaders are strongly focused on providing positive outcomes for each child. Tamariki sense of belonging is nurtured, supported, and developed further. Te ao Maori perspectives are evident in all aspects of our curriculum and we model these through our interactions with tamariki and their whanau.

We invite you to come and visit and meet our team.

Licensed for

46 children