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Welcome back!!

Jo Dobson —

It's fantastic to see everyone back at Preschool

It really has been a strange old time hasn't it! 

We are so happy to be back and welcoming our tamariki and all of you back in centre and starting to re-establish our routines.

In all reality its like we have never been away - everyone has settled so well, re-connected with their friends and the Preschool is looking well lived in again! 

A big thank you to everyone for following our new routines, just a couple of extra minutes in the morning to capture the info we need! And I'm enjoying the extra opportunity to chat!! Although it has been chilly in the car-park! Hopefully not for too much longer. 

If you have any feedback around this please let us know :)

Following on from the lockdown if your circumstances have changed, please feel free to come and see me for a chat to see what we can do to help you through these times. Please don't hesitate to do this, we are a community based preschool and we are here for you.

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Our lovely Anna, who works our lunchtime shift in Atawhai, is off to pastures new. She is going to be working closer to home.

We are very sad to see Anna go and will miss her cheery face and beautiful singing voice!!

Anna will be finishing with us next Friday 5th June.

All the best Anna x


Building Works:

Our Architect has been quietly working away during lockdown and we are almost ready for consent stage. 

A quick re-cap: We are extending the space between the nursery areas to bring them back together and create the most amazing environment. This new space will have great connections to Atawhai and Manaaki enhancing our transition processes and enhancing our vision of One Centre, One Team even more.

We just can't wait!



Do you follow us on Facebook? A great place to keep an eye on updates and visitors. You will also be seeing regular posts of the amazing learning that happens here at Preschool.

We currently have a few spaces available so if you are thinking you would like extra days please let me know.


I am in the office Monday to Thursday, you are welcome to drop in and see me at anytime.

Nga mihi nui

Jo Dobson

Centre Manager

Whangia ka tupu, ka puawai,

That which is nurtured, blossoms and grows