Welcome to The Rose Centre Community Pre-school


Please complete a Waiting List Form for your child and email it to us and you will be added to the waiting list. The Principal Teacher will contact you when a space becomes available.

Our warm and friendly teachers are dedicated in their efforts to provide a safe and caring learning environment for children while using the NZ Early Childhood Curriculum Framework Te Whaariki as a basis for learning.

Children will learn social skills and will gain confidence and independence while having fun in a stimulating environment. We provide a high quality learning location where we encourage free play to suit all ages and levels of development. We pride ourselves on a low teacher child ratio of 4 teachers to 21 children. In the afternoon we also run a Transition to School Programme. A sleep room is available for toddlers.

"Learning Stories" are created using an online e-portfolio programme called StoryPark. Upon enrolment to the Pre-school, each family will be invited to accept StoryPark so learning stories and photos of their children may be uploaded by their teachers and shared confidentially. We provide an opportunity for parents and families to contribute and comment on the  teacher's uploads. StoryPark has been a valuable resource for Teachers and families alike in which to share their children's valuable experiences while at Pre-school. These observations are also a form of documentation to help aid teachers in planning to provide a stimulating environment for your child to enhance their learning and development at Pre-school.

In order to provide a high quality programme and maintain a high standard of Pre-school education, we are a fee based centre with 20 free ELE hours available once children turn three. All families will be invoiced. Please pay by Internet banking; please insert your child's name in the particulars. If you have any problems with payment, please speak to the Principal Teacher/Supervisor or Office in confidence. Ask for our Fee Policy and Schedule for more information.