We are proudly situated in Papanui, Christchurch. We are a family owned business and are proud to provide high quality care within our preschool and nursery environments.
As a preschool family we live and breathe our play- based approach to learning. Its always hands on, filled with nature experiences and warming natural resources often created by our teachers themselves.
When your child spends time with us his/her learning experience is one of wonder, imagination, discovery and friendships.
“My son has been attending papanui preschool since he was 19 months old he is now just about 5 and has loved every second here. The staff are fantastic they always go above and beyond to make not only our children safe and cared for they always share and encourage the parents aswell, the changes that have undergone as of late have made this the best time for everybody they help and listen they interact and engaged contact help for a really warm friendly center. It's an extended family. The love and time and effort put into the care of the children is amazing they love to learn and the way the staff do this make this fun for them in a way that's easy to follow”
“Our son started here at the start of this year (2020). We were made to feel very welcome from the beginning and were given an awesome tour of the facilities before we even enrolled our boy. The staff and other students have been nothing but amazing and we are now very happy to have our son attending this pre-school. Brilliant facilities and staff per student ratios. Would highly recommend to any parents looking for a new preschool.”
“My children have attended Papanui Preschool for coming up 3 years and we just love it! The staff are welcoming and make us feel safe having our children in their care. We love the philosophies of the preschool and they way they have implemented changes to use natural resources , growing vegetables and providing healthy Kai for all the children. We highly recommended this amazing preschool and look forward to continuing our journey there.”
"My son loves coming here he has his days where he’s clinging to me but that’s cause he’s only just not longed started here but it’s so amazing they always tell me that as soon as I’ve left he’s happy as and outside playing the staff are just so welcoming and lovely and make it so easy for me to want to leave my child in there care , since him starting I’ve noticed that he talks a lot more now and longer sentences that I can actually understand 😂 I can’t wait to see him grow and learn a lot more being here :) highly recommend ❤️"
"The team at Papanui Preschool and Nursery are fantastic! They are so friendly and caring, my wee boy has been in their nursery for the last few months and he has loved it so much! They have the best little outdoor play area, which he just loves! The ratios are perfect and I know with confidence that my son gets the best level of care at all times. I highly recommend this Preschool and Nursery!!!!!!"
Here at Papanui Preschool and Nursery we believe that:
It is vital that our preschool and nursery offer warm and welcoming environments in which all children, parents and whānau feel respected, accepted and have a sense of belonging.
All children are unique and our programme will respect and reflect on the individual child's interests, providing all children with equal opportunities to reach their full potential.
All children will be given support through gentle, sensitive and informed guidance. This will encourage self regulation, effective thinking and self help skills.
The building of relationships with the child, parents, and whānau is a vital part of our family based centre. We recognise the importance of linking home and centre life as we recognise that learning begins at home and that the child's first teacher, for this reason we invite and encourage parent/whānau participation.
Play is an important part of learning. We understand and support the freedom for children to explore and grow at their own pace. Our environment will reflect this and will allow for self directed learning.
Cultural diversity is valuable and we acknowledge the importance this has on each child and their family, acknowledging that learning begins at home.
When children leave Papanui Preschool and Nursery they will be capable, confident and independent learners.
The Education Review Office | Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga (ERO) is the New Zealand government’s external evaluation agency. It evaluates and report on the education and care of learners in schools, kura, kohanga reo, puna reo, and early childhood services.