Newstead Country Preschool is a boutique rural childcare centre set on 15 acres of farmland, fringed by a bush clad gully only 5km from Hillcrest and Hamilton East.
You will love our unique country setting. We utilise this to the benefit of the children, allowing them to interact with the environment through nature walks, and rearing farm animals.
The farm provides many learning opportunities, stimulating all areas of development – exploration, contribution, well-being, communication and belonging. We aim to provide childcare and preschool education in a family like environment and we see ourselves as a part of your child’s extended family. Parents and whānau are always welcome at Preschool.
A free choice of activities is provided to foster the physical, intellectual, social and emotional aspects of the children’s development. We encourage creativity and self-expression through a variety of language activities, music and movement, dramatic play, arts and crafts. Participating in various outdoor activities including gardening, carpentry, walks, swings and trampolines strengthens physical capabilities.
We believe that our high teacher/child ratios result in more one to one time for each child, ensuring they all have the opportunity to learn. It also helps children to feel valued and to improve self-esteem.
All staff are chosen for their caring qualities, having the children’s and families best interests at heart at all times. Staff qualifications are also deemed to be very important and registration is the goal for the trained teachers.