• Strowan - Elmwood Preschool


Monday – Friday,
7.30 am – 5.30 pm,
Weekend Closed


24 Dec 22 to 6 Jan 23


Visitors to our Preschool will see our tamariki and kaiako are environmentally aware and recognise the importance of looking after our planet.

Our tamariki have a worm farm which they look after themselves, by making sure the worms are fed and cared for.  They also have their own garden where they grow fresh fruit and vegetables.

Toitu te marae a Tāne, toitu te marae a Tangaroa, toitu te whenua
Care for the domains of Tāne and Tangaroa and the land will sustain you


We believe that the most important thing in your child’s life is relationships, yours being the most important.  To support the relationship between you and your tamaiti she has a primary caregiving system operating in the nursery.  Coral believes infants and toddlers needs should guide the timing and pace of routines. A secure attachment with a familiar and unhurried adult creates a calm and respectful environment where children are free to explore, play and learn.

Over Twos

Learning for our tamariki is child-led and adult supported.  We encourage tamariki to engage in experiences that have meaning for them.  This requires strong authentic relationships between kaiako and whānau and kaiako to actively responding the strengths, interests and abilities of each child. We recognise that each tamaiti learns in their own time and in their own unique way.  Our curriculum also promotes tamariki to be adaptive, creative and resilient.  The environment is an emotionally safe place and we provide resources that are open-ended, movable, and interchangeable, to support tamariki in their child-led journey.


Children under 3 years

Short days (9am to 3pm) Before 9am and after 3pm
1 day $42 Extra hours $9 an hour (maximum $78)
2 days $84Extra hours $9 an hour (maximum $156)
3 days $90Extra hours $9 an hour (maximum $198)
4 days $120 Extra hours $9 an hour (maximum $264)
5 days $150Extra hours $9 an hour (maximum $330)
Hourly rate (less than 6 hours a day)$7 an hour between 9am and 3pm, and $9 an hour outside of these times.

Children 3 years old and over attesting to 20 ECE Hours

Short days (9am to 3pm) Before 9am and after 3pm
1 day FREEExtra hours $9 an hour (maximum $36)
2 days FREEExtra hours $9 an hour (maximum $72)
3 days FREE Extra hours $9 an hour (maximum $108)
4 days $28Extra hours $9 an hour (maximum $172)
5 days $70Extra hours $9 an hour (maximum $250)

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