We, at Cambridge Montessori Pre-school, have been buying materials
from Roberta and Montessori Downunder for the past eight years;
the quality and precision of her equipment, and her attention to
detail, is second to none. As she is a Montessori teacher, she understands
exactly what is required for classroom materials. We couldn't do
without Montessori Downunder!
Theresa Kiff, Directress
Cambridge Montessori Pre-school, New ZealandMontessori
Downunder is an amazing resource!
Here is the one source for all the curriculum found in books like
my World in the Palm of her Hand.
Tim Seldin, USA
Author of The World in the Palm of her Hand and others. President
of the Montessori Foundation and Chair of the International Montessori
Roberta's products are highly researched and beautifully created.
Her attention to detail is excellent. The products from Montessori
Downunder not only create a high level of student interest but they
have proved wonderful springboards for student research and independent
Northside Montessori School, Sydney, Australia
Montessori Downunder has an ethic of thorough research and amazing
finishing when making materials for the classroom. Roberta works
with you to develop materials that are unique for projects / topics.
Montessori Downunder materials not only enhance the children's learning
and development, they bring joy to all who discover them; be it
the child, educator, parent.
Jude Gibson, Owner
Montessori for Children, Dunedin, New Zealand
The Montessori specialty programme at AUT University has utilized
many of the supplementary materials created by Montessori Downunder.
The students are always delighted to discover Roberta's treasures;
enjoy working with them; and find them an inspiration for their
own resource making. Roberta has worked closely with us to create
specific materials to fit our teaching and learnin g requirements.
Nicky Chisnall, Acting Programme Leader Early Childhood Education
School of Education, AUT, Auckland, New Zealand
Montessori materials are wonderful tools and working with Roberta
to develop these tools makes the process magical for teacher/facilitators
as well as our beautiful tamariki (children)!
Alison Davis, Montessori facilitator, Dunedin, NZ
"thoughtfully conceived, carefully crafted materials... but
the best part about working with Roberta is the working with....
she will create materials designed to your specific needs."
Pam Shand, Team Leader
Montessori Children's House, Blenheim, NZ
Since opening in 1998 Montessori Childrens House Wanaka has
consistently sourced materials from Montessori Downunder.
Robertas commitment to quality is one of the reasons I return,
the ability to make anything you happen to suggest on any subject
is another and this is all delivered with boundless enthusiasm and
friendship. In my experience I have found that if Roberta cant
source it no one can!
Anne-Marie Love, Head Teacher
Montessori Childrens House Wanaka, NZ
A real strength of Montessori Downunder is the personlised service
and flexibility to respond to individual classroom needs. The teachers
love the innovative activities that support the Montessori curriculum.
Liz Webster, Montessori Group Manager
Kidicorp Ltd , New Zealand
Roberta's materials play a key role in our classrooms. Over the
years we have developed our Science and Culture areas so that we
can offer our children the chance to engage deeply in the Cosmic
Montessori Downunder has always provided interesting materials for
the children, consistently working very hard to find things that
suit our needs as a school and that suits the local environment.
Richard Goodyear, 9 - 12 teacher,
Montessori @ Berhampore School