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 5 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, Wednesday, Thursday and 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 2-5 years old. We offer 30 spaces for children aged 2-5 years old for the morning sessions (8:30am to 12:45pm), and then offer up to 18 spaces for children aged 2.5-5 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

The principles, goals and strands of the early childhood curriculum Te Whāriki form the basis of the curriculum offered to children. We believe that a high quality programme is the result of the quality interactions between teachers, children and the wider learning community.

Teachers value children as unique individuals and guide children to expand their thinking, learning and intrinsic self­-belief. Teachers support the learning and development of all children encouraging the development of confident and competent lifelong learners.

Children are encouraged to be self­learners, with an appreciation and respect for themselves and others. Children can choose freely from a range of experiences and opportunities, to enhance and extend their learning development individually and in groups. Flexible routines throughout the session, ensure that children can participate in long periods of uninterrupted play.

Huntsbury Preschool Vision

To nurture and grow each child’s unique self; recognising, acknowledging, respecting & celebrating their strengths, interests and dispositions.

Working in a collaborative partnership with teachers, parents, whanau & the wider community, empowering each child to be a life long learner.

High teacher to child ratio

Huntsbury Preschool chooses to provide an adult-to-child ratio that is above the minimum requirements. Our fundraising and funding allows us to have 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

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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Open Day 2019!

Thank you to everyone who came to visit Huntsbury Preschool for our Open Day! We hope that you had as much fun with us as we did with you! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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