Queenstown Preschool and Nursery are a non-profit organisation that puts community and whanaungatanga / relationships first.
All profits go into the education and care of our tamariki.
We operate on lower ratios than the Ministry of Education recommends.
It is our belief that through lower ratios kaiako / teachers are able to develop warm, caring, reciprocal and supportive relationships with all our tamariki and their whānau.
The centre consists of an under 2 area and over 2 areas, with the over 2 indoor learning environment divided into two rooms, the Kiwi room and the Moa room.
Each room is led by a Qualified Team Leader with teams of kaiako/teachers that are dedicated to making you and your child’s experience with us the best it can be. We believe in building the foundations for life-long learning.
The Tui room (the Nursery) is licensed for 20 tamariki, aged 3 months to 2 years old with a minimum Teacher/child ratio of 1:4.
We have a Key Teaching philosophy focused around relationships, and a warm, inviting transition process consisting of 6 visits, where Key Kaiako/Teachers work with you and your tamaiti/child individually.
The Preschool is licensed for 50 tamariki with a Teacher/child ratio of 1:8.
The transition process consists of at least 3 visits. The Kiwi room is equipped for tamariki aged 2 – 4 years old with a focus on enhancing individual strengths, relationships, and fun.
The Moa room is equipped for tamariki aged 3 to 6 years old with a focus on autonomy, learning through play, and social skills.
We understand that leaving your tamaiti / child in the care of others can be a scary and nervous process for many, and is often your first time doing so.
Kaiako / Teachers are trained and experienced in making this transition as easy as possible for all concerned. Your child’s Key Kaiako will work with you throughout the transition process to learn all about your tamaiti and your whānau.