Welcome to our Preschool space
We pride ourselves in offering our children and families a space that is immersed in nature and feels like a home away from home. Our great ratio of 1-7 allows for plenty of uninterrupted play time, one on one teaching and meaningful relationships to be nurtured. Our teachers are heart centered and place the children and families at the heart of everything they do.
Our Preschool is homely, calm and inviting and our respectful practices empower the children to be the scriptwriters, directors and actors in their own play.
Our children have the freedom to move between both the inside and outside spaces and we are firm believers that the environment we provide is as much a teacher as the teachers themselves. Our nature inspired playscapes will ignite any child’s sense of wonder and innate urge to explore.
Our passionate teaching team are not only inspired by nature but are fully invested in our centre philosophy. We believe that relationships are key and we all work towards forming genuine, responsive and reciprocal relationships based on love, care and respect with all of our children and families.
We have a strong sense of community spirit and our low ratios allow for exploring all that our local community has to offer on a regular basis. We believe that play is perfect in its simplicity and it is through play that our children learn best. Our daily rhythms and rituals allow for maximum uninterrupted play time.
We look forward to supporting you with your children’s learning journeys and getting to know you and extended whaanau.
What do our families think of our Preschool space?
"I could go on forever about how amazing Little Pipi is. The teachers are incredible, the natural environment and learning Little Pipi adopts is perfect for my daughter, everyone is so accommodating and I can honestly say, hand on heart, that Little Pipi and it’s teachers have made my daughters transition to our new home here in Papamoa the best it could ever have been. She is so happy there and even wants to go in the weekends! Thanks to ALL of you, I think you’re all wonderful and Pipey does too" - Gina
"Amazing centre, passionate and engaged teachers who truly care about each child. Lovely environment with lots of plants and natural resources. They see the potential in each child and encourage them to their individual strengths. My daughter loves going to Little Pipis and comes home happy and fulfilled every day" - Vanessa