Safe, nurturing and exploration­-rich learning environment

Community Based Preschool

We offer your child a nurturing, stimulating environment that is both educational and fun, one that encourages children’s individual development. We are committed to providing quality care and education for preschool children aged 2 to 6 years. 

Session Information

Our Environment

The children up at Huntsbury Preschool are so incredibly lucky to have the most beautiful magical setting to play, learn and grow in!

Monday to Friday 8:30am – 12:45pm (morning session) or 8:30am – 2:30pm (extended day, with the afternoon session available for children from 2.5 years old)

We are currently licensed for up to 30 children aged 2-6 years old. We offer 30 spaces for children aged 2-6 years old for the morning sessions (8:30am to 12:45pm), and then offer up to 18 spaces for children aged 2.5-6 years old to stay on for the afternoon sessions (12:45pm to 2:30pm). 

Location: Huntsbury Community Centre, 30H Huntsbury Avenue

Telephone: 03 332 6001 – during session times


Our Philosophy

Our Community-Based Preschool offers your tamaiti/child a safe, happy, nurturing, inclusive and exploration-rich learning environment that engages and challenges nga tamariki/children’s individual interests, strengths and dispositions. Strong collaborative relationships between whānau/family, kaiako/teacher and tamariki/children are at the heart of our practice.

Whānau are respected as the first and most important teachers of their tamariki/children. Teachers/nga kaiako value prior knowledge, embrace all cultures, actively make connections between home and Preschool, which support open and reciprocal relationships.

Huntsbury Preschool Vision

To empower, nurture and grow each tamaiti/child’s unique self and capacity as a resilient, culturally aware, socially competent, happy and respected lifelong learner.

High teacher to child ratio

Huntsbury Community Preschool aims to provide an adult-to-child ratio that is above the minimum requirements. Our fundraising and funding allows us to have three – four registered teachers within our preschool.

Huntsbury Preschool News

Our Blog

Preschool Disco

We invite our preschool tamariki and their whanau to our preschool disco this weekend. Please see the flyer at preschool for more information.

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School Holidays

We will be closed from the 28th of September until the 12th of October for the School Holiday break. We look forward to seeing everyone back for Term 4 on Monday the 12th of October!

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Now Accepting New Enrolments

With some of our tamariki recently moving on to primary school, we now have vacancies across the week! Feel free to come in for a visit and see what we're all about. Contact our administrator for further information.

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Our Events

Wheelathon and Huntsbury Preschool AGM

Our super popular Wheelathon is going to be held on Friday 19th March from 4.30pm at Hollis Reserve. This is one of our best fundraisers and the tamariki always have so much fun. Fundraising sheets will be handed out at preschool closer to the time. Our annual general...

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Quiz Night success!!

Thank you to everyone who supported our Quiz Night on the weekend! The evening was a great success, and of course it's great to get our community together for a bit of fun (without the kids)! Congratulations to the winning team and to all the auction and raffle...

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Wheelathon fun!

Thank you to everyone who came along and made our annual Wheelathon fundraiser such a success!! The weather was amazing, the company excellent and the riders surpassed themselves!

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