Montessori Rotorua Preschool are privately owned by Janet and Neville Du Fall. Janet holds a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching) from the Auckland University of Technology, a Nursery Foundation Teaching Diploma and an English Language Diploma from the London Montessori Centre. She has undertaken postgraduate study and has presented a paper on Montessori and Social Justice at the 2008 Australian Association for Research in Education conference. Janet and Neville have a family of five children, four grandchildren and established the centre in 1989. Janet was a founding trustee of the Rotorua Montessori Primary Trust. The centre is committed to learning as a life- long activity and all staff regularly attend professional development and engage in reflective teaching practice.
Further information regarding the educational performance of Montessori Rotorua Preschool is available from the Education Review Office at www.ero.govt.nz.
Information about centre events and activities is posted on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/hjmontessori.