Welcome to our Centre

Little Orchard Preschool Douglas Street provides a supportive and stimulating environment, where your child receives meaningful care, as well as personalised learning and development. We are open 7.30am-5.30pm, Monday – Friday, with home-like indoor and spacious outdoor play areas. Our centre environment is well cared for, with good quality resources, giving ample choice for play.

Located in Whakatane, just round the corner from our McGarvey Road Centre and Allandale Primary School, Douglas Street offers a ‘home away from home’ environment, with excellent care & education for local families.

Our Douglas Street centre has 6 separate classrooms catering for children aged 0-5 years.

The centre has a large outdoor area, including a swimming pool and bike track. The preschool is purpose built and facilitates peaceful transitions into and within the centre. Both the 2-3 and the 3-5 year olds enjoy a dual programme of mainstream and Montessori based learning.

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“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!"

Parent Survey 2019

“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.”

Parent Survey 2019

"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."

Parent Survey 2019
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we’d love to hear from you!

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!