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The original Pebbles Preschool opened in Sumner in April 2010, and now Pebbles has grown to include two new Montessori preschools; one located in Sumner and the newest of the three located in Cashmere.

Personal Story

Belinda, owner/operate of Pebbles Preschools, emigrated from Bath, England with her husband Steve and their children, Sam and Daisy in 2000. Belinda is a special  needs and primary school teacher with more than 25 years teaching experience. When her children attended an amazing early childhood centre in Bristol, Belinda soon realized that her
passion was with early childhood education and her dream was to open an exceptional early childhood centre which would excel in teaching and learning. After 10 years teaching in Christchurch, Belinda completed a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education at Christchurch University and opened Pebbles Preschool Sumner in 2010. Pebbles Montessori Sumner opened in 2014, followed by Pebbles Montessori Cashmere in
2015.

Pebbles are privately owned and loved by Belinda and Steve. Belinda is hands on at the centres and has maintained her Teacher Registration with the Education Council by enjoying her teaching time in the classrooms. If she is not physically on site, she is always available to talk to and enjoys building on positive relationships with the children, whanau and the teaching team.