Montessori@Umhlanga is run in accordance with the internationally renowned Montessori philosophy and teaching principles. Our child-centred environment is aimed at developing the whole child.

Montessori@Umhlanga is a well-established pre-school which has been operating for 14 years and is run in accordance with the internationally renowned Montessori philosophy and teaching principals

We offer CAPS based and Montessori schooling.


  • Compassion and kindness
  • Safety and security
  • Inclusion of diverse perspectives and cultures
  • Respect for life and the environment
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Striving for excellence in everything we do
  • Peace and co-operation throughout our local and global community
  • Leadership within our school community and beyond
  • Independence and confidence


    Vision Statement

    Our vision is to cultivate a life - long love of learning and inspire them to realize their full potential while enjoying life’s journey and positively contributing to the world around them.

    Mission Statement

    Guided by the Montessori philosophy, our mission is to provide a caring school community that nurtures every child’s natural curiosity for learning and supports full development of academic, social, artistic, physical and life skills.


    Our Facilities and Extra Activities

    The Importance of Playtime
    Playtime is NOT wasted time. Children need unstructured time to play and explore without adult interaction in order to develop social independence and creativity.

    Why Enrol at

    Research has shown that the first six years of a child's life are the most critical in terms of psycho-social learning and development. Montessori equips children with the key skills for success in a rapidly evolving world.

    Montessori vs. Traditional

    We hope that the following will help clarify the differences between a Montessori educational setting and a traditional educational setting such as daycare centers, preschools, kindergartens, and preparatory schools.

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