We welcome you to Ballito Bay Montessori Pre- School

When your child starts with us, we will do our best to ensure the transition is as seamless as possible and ensure that your child feels loved, respected and safe.
A Montessori learning environment is like no other … our main objective at Ballito Bay Montessori Pre- School is to provide a carefully planned, stimulating environment which will help children to develop within themselves the foundational habits, attitudes, skills and ideas essential for a lifetime of creative thinking and learning. Respect and courtesy in our Montessori school is the foundation for everything we do and each child will soon learn the following important skills:

  • how to put their work away where they found it
  • how to tidy up after themselves
  • the importance of helping a friend in need
  • the importance of respecting the materials, the teachers and each other
  • how to tuck in their chair when they leave the table
  • how to walk in the classroom
  • how to be self-directed and find their own ‘work’ and most importantly,
  • how to be independent!

    Ballito Bay Montessori opened its doors in June 1992 with a group of around 20 children. By January 1996 we had grown to accommodate 75 children and had a staff compliment of 4 Directresses and 2 assistants.


    In January 2010 we bought a property and moved our school to 28 Robbins Road, Salt Rock.


    We accommodate up to 60 children aged 2½ - 6 years,  from Grade 000 to Grade 0.


    There are three qualified Montessori Directresses and three assistants.

    Each child will feel empowered at Ballito Bay Montessori and learn how great it feels to do things on their own! Each Montessori Directress (teacher) is here to nurture, support and guide them each and every day and we are committed to making your child’s Montessori preschool experience productive, stimulating and fun!


    Through the materials in a Montessori environment, the child is placed at the centre of learning, exploration and discovery. The structure of our classroom encourages students to work together, share and learn from one another. This assists and teaches children to become self-disciplined, respectful and have a sense of team spirit. 


    Our work cycle and prepared environment also refines concentration, self-control and motivation. Research has revealed that millions of children around the world have benefited with a solid, independent learning foundation through Dr Maria Montessori’s philosophy and method since she opened her first school in 1907.


    We will be honoured if you choose our school and we, at Ballito Bay Montessori, are confident that this will be the best foundation for your child’s educational journey. With our small classes and individual attention, Ballito Bay Montessori is your child’s home away from home.