Ko te ahurei o te tamaiti arahia ō tātou māhi
– Let the uniqueness of the child guide our work –
Little Orchard Preschool Douglas Street is designed to guide tamariki in navigating their own learning experiences. Our Douglas St team brings an abundance of knowledge, culture, and experience that we are extremely proud of.
Our centre is open from 7.30am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday and we have 6 individual classrooms that cater for all ages 0-6.
Our well-equipped learning environments enable tamariki to freely explore both indoors and outdoors simultaneously. We love the outdoor spaces we have at Douglas St, knowing our tamariki can enjoy real grass, water play, a bike track & natural spaces taking their imagination to the next level. In the warmer months tamariki can also enjoy swimming in the centres pool.
Our unique centre also has the bonus of two Montessori inspired classrooms. These two classes have Montessori inspired recourses, with the ability to weave free play as the children desire.
We are located in Whakatane, just round the corner from our McGarvey Road Centre. We have Allandale Primary School and Whakatane High School within walking distance from the centre.
“I think the preschool is amazing. There are times where I feel I’m constantly in the teachers faces with silly questions or concerns but this is my child; my baby and I’m proud my child is attending with such amazing staff and teachers who are constantly doing their best and they listen. They ‘listen with care’ and with some places that’s classed as a super power. I can express how I feel and I know I’ll be listened to seriously. The communication is fantastic. Keep being awesome guys!"
“The decision to move our kids from home based care to a centre was not an easy one but we are so glad we did it. I would highly recommend this centre to anyone.”
"We have been very happy with our son’s development in the 18 months he has been at Little Orchard Preschool. He is now very confident, can discuss his learning and loves talking about his teachers, friends and experiences at LO everyday. We all love the open space at Douglas St and feel that the spaces and highly experienced teachers have enabled him to develop and excel. We are extremely happy with our decision to send him there."
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We understand that your child’s education & care is a priority and that choosing the right centre can be a big decision. We would be delighted to share in your child’s learning journey. Feel welcome to contact us in whichever way is most convenient for you, or visit our centre and meet our Teaching Team!