Our mission is to create the next generation of Sir Edmund Hillary's by providing high quality childcare and preschool education.
We aim to build confidence in our children, our families, our team and
our community - FUN, ENCOURAGE, NURTURE.

Douglas St Centre

douglas street

Our second centre has 4 classrooms catering for children aged 0-5.

The centre has a large outdoor area, including a swimming pool and bike track. The preschool is purpose built and facilitates peaceful transitions into and within the centre. Both the 2-3 and the 3-5 year olds enjoy a dual programme of mainstream and Montessori based learning.


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We are an active part of the community, providing our families with the best care for their children along with established relationships with external agencies to support our families.

With a team base of more than 60 people, our Little Orchard Preschool team are our biggest advocates for our families.

Our Centres live within our Core Values of Whanau/Family, Respect, Adventure and Passion. We pride ourselves on offering meaningful learning experiences which are initiated by our children.

With our Centres located on large properties, each Centre offers a full sized swimming pool, bike track and has a menagerie of fruit trees and vegetables growing so we can share the experience of growing and cooking produce with our children.


McGarvey Rd Centre

mcgarvey rd

Our centre is based within a strong community and creates strong and trusting relationships with our parents and whanau. We have 4 classrooms catering for children aged 0-5 years, including a separate infant room.

Our centre has a strong multi cultural base and our programmes are reflective of our children, their families and our amazing environment. We offer a wide variety of learning opportunities including a swimming programme, library visits and excursions within our community.