About us

Kia ora and welcome to Dudley Creek Preschool in Mairehau.

The aim of our preschool is to provide a safe and comfortable environment, where your children can feel at home. Our small centre, licensed for only twenty-five children, reflects our philosophy of meeting the needs of all individual children. Dudley Creeks small size allows teachers to establish strong relationships with our children, creating a relaxed atmosphere where each child can develop to their full potential in a warm, caring environment.

We believe that a strong and supportive bond between our preschool, your child and your family is essential to assist in the learning and social development of each child.

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At Dudley Creek Preschool

We believe every child needs lots of time to think, talk and play. We believe play is learning and that play empowers children and creates the passion that drives learning. Play also provides the basis for discovery; questioning, theorising, co-operation, social and emotional interaction, which are necessary for growth and good self-esteem.

Our Philosophy

At Dudley Creek Preschool,we strive to provide a potentiating environment that is welcoming, stimulating, nuturing, safe and secure for children and their families/whanau.

We provide a holistic programme that offers routines which are flexible; experiences which are varied and challenging and offer opportunities for exploration and learning. Our planning is based on teachers understanding and acknowledging the strengths and interests of each child, with educators providing opportunities to extend and enhance their learning and development.

Parent Involvement

We acknowledge that families and whanau know their children best and are respected for their personal beleifs and cultures.

We encourage you to spend time in the preschool, get to know the teachers and other children. We believe that the centre environment has to be inviting, supporting whanau involvement, which enhances children's learning and development.

By working together we can help your child to develop to their full potential.

Hours and Fees

Dudley Creek Preschool is open Monday to Friday from 8-4pm.

Please contact us for a fees schedule and breakdown of free hours.

We offer full day and half day sessions.

We also offer a 9-3 pm session for children over 3 years of age.

Our hours can be flexible to meet your needs 

Once your child turns three you are entitled to 20 hours free early childhood education.

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