Preschool

Open 7.30am - 5.30pm

The Preschool outdoor play area is inspired by the rural roots of the Prebbleton community. We have chickens, rabbits and a vegetable garden! This teaches the children about sustainability and caring for our environment.

Our Preschool has a focus on food (baking, gardening) and science. Through these areas of learning and play we encourage children to use 'real life tools' (baking equipment, gardening tools, carpentry tools etc) aiding them to explore and understand practical concepts about the world around them. 

At Prebbleton Preschool we believe that children arrive in this world competent, capable and full of knowledge and curiosity. Relationships are at the forefront of our thinking and our teachers endeavor to develop strong, responsive, respectful and reciprocal relationships with all members of our preschool whānau. Through these relationships children develop a strong sense of belonging in a natural environment that has a ‘home like feel’.

We have three key values here at Prebbleton Preschool –

Manaakitanga – Looking after ourselves and looking after others. Warmth, welcome and empathy.

Kaitiakitanga – Guardianship for the environment, each other, our pets and our wider community.

Kotahitanga – Recognising Unity and Cooperation whilst respecting individuality. We are strong together and work towards the same goal.

Teachers and children learn alongside each other where social competence is encouraged through guidance, role modelling and positive reinforcement.

Play is recognised as the tool through which children learn and explore. Our teachers observe and intentionally plan for the children and their learning. Our teachers believe strongly in encouraging critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Our teachers support children’s lifelong learning skills to prepare them for school and beyond. Focusing on social strategies that support curricula areas and the development of gross motor skills allowing children to strengthen their bodies for the cognitive functions necessary for communication and learning. Developing competent and capable members of society who develop the ability to take risks, adapt, manage themselves and relate to others.

We offer all families their first 4 weeks of care and education FREE of charge (not including settling visits which are also FREE of charge). AND we offer regular FREE Sessions* (conditions apply)*