Preschool and Playgroup

Tahunanui Community Centre has four preschool and two Monday playgroup sessions running Monday to Friday in a separate
early childhood centre building.

Preschool Programme


Every Tuesday - Friday  8.30am - 3.30pm
Open school holidays, apart from closing over Christmas/New Year.

An environment where children and families/whanau are valued and respected. Our curriculum is a balance of child/adult initiated play and learning. We encourage children to become creative thinkers giving them time and support to play, explore freely and in safety and to practise skills. We believe children are holistic learners and our programme is based on the four principles of Te Whāriki to promote this.

Learning should be fun!




Every Monday during school term time: 9.30 - 12 noon.

A place that is welcoming, relaxed, playful and rich in learning. Playgroup provides for children’s basic needs for comfort, health and safety, nurture, stimulation and fun!

Opportunities are provided for children, families/whanau to explore, try new experiences and learn about themselves, their surroundings and others.

A place to meet others where the focus is on positive cooperation, learning and enjoyment.

Want to know about our Preschool?

Contact head teacher, Liz Reid, to find out more and arrange a visit.

E:  [email protected]

P: 548 6036

Want to know about our Playgroup?

Contact Cushla Vass with enquiries!

E: [email protected]

P: 548 6036

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