Our Members

Our Membership comes from Business Operators, Residents, and Community Groups within the Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi, The Pines and Kairaki Beach, Woodend, Pegasus, Ohoka, and Ravenswood areas.

The KPA sees its role as promoting Kaiapoi as a township that is a vibrant and prosperous place, which attracts people to visit, engage with the community and enjoy the many amazing attributes and attractions that are unique to a river town.


Christine Kirkeby

14 Carew Street

| Bella Montessori Preschool

Bella Montessori is a family owned Montessori early childhood centre. We believe in quality, the sort of quality that we want for our own family so our values are at the forefront of who we are and what we believe in.

Our philosophy is shaped by our Montessori philosophy and te whariki. Te reo and Tikanga Maori are woven into our daily practice.

Our Montessori programme supports children's emerging interests and teachers encourage children to spend as much time as they need to investigate their interests. We believe relationships are the most important aspect of supporting children’s learning. It is the whole aspect of positive relationships that help children develop a sense of belonging which allows children to venture out, take risks, ask questions, problem solve, make choices and explore their knowledge knowing they feel safe and secure.

Bella Montessori Preschool welcomes new families. Please call in and visit us anytime during our opening hours Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 3:30 pm.

“We believe in providing the best individual programme for your child.”