Our community based Plunket preschool has been in operation since 1988 and owes its continuing success to providing affordable quality care and education for the children of the Mt Maunganui. It also continues to help fund the Plunket nurse service in the area.
Our centre has a mixed aged setting which is one of our unique features. We enrol children when they are walking and they remain with us until they start school. This enables teachers to develop meaningful in-depth relationships with children over time and enhances the provision of education and care programmes we provide. We are family oriented and some families will have up to three siblings here at one time. Teachers form partnerships with parents in providing the very best for the children so that when they are launched into school life they thrive and grow to their full potential.
Our philosophy is one of immersion in the natural world, fostering respect for people and nature, and the education programme arises out of the strengths and interests of the children. We encourage all teachers to take leadership roles recognising that this utilises the strengths of the team provides a solid base for continuity into the future.
As an alternative to the centre we also offer homebased care which you can read more about under Mount Plunket Homebased Care.
We are open from 7.30am to 5.30am and children come for varying hours.
We offer 20hrs ECE for three and four year olds.
Please visit www.mountplunketpreschool.co.nz for more information.