|About||Pukeko Preschool Pakuranga Heights is a friendly, loving, family owned and run early childhood education centre for children from birth to five years old.|
We want to instil values of care, respect and responsibility in all of our children to equip them and prepare them for a happy and successful start at school.
We believe in providing a calm and happy space that promotes the development of confidence and pride in each child so they can develop to their own unique full potential.
We believe that each child is different and we welcome every child into our community regardless of race or ability.
We are a small Preschool and Early Learning Centre, licensed for 40 children including 10 under-twos by the Ministry of Education and located within the grounds of Pakuranga Heights School. We offer a fun and educational programme held both indoors and in our large outdoor area.
We operate Pukeko Preschool at the 80% and above qualified teacher ratio (the highest level defined by the Ministry of Education for ECE centres). Educated, qualified and passionate teachers who are able to develop engaging curricula and learning activities are what make the difference between traditional ‘childcare centres’, and quality Early Childhood Education services delivering top learning outcomes.
Our under-twos will have their own individual curriculum with specialist teachers and separate learning areas.
Our four-year-olds enjoy a special school preparation programme which includes practice in both literacy and numeracy understanding and skills. We work closely with the New Entrants Team at Pakuranga Heights School to give the children the very best preparation they can get for a seamless and happy transition to school.