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around our preschool

Set in a charming renovated home, James Street Preschool truly is a home away from home with all the essential elements of a warm and welcoming environment.

Both our indoor and outdoor environments are purpose-built to reflect the holistic way our ākonga learn and develop, with the flexibility to accommodate all ages and needs of ākonga.



The James Street Preschool programme is carefully considered to support cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. Encompassing experiences such as art, literacy, speech and drama, music and movement, mathematics, science, and regular outings that broaden the horizons of ākonga.

We strongly believe in fostering a sense of curiosity and lifelong learning in our ākonga, encouraging them to pursue their interests and explore the world around them.



James Street Preschool caters to ākonga aged 2½ to 6 years old, and promotes a healthy balance of free-play and structured learning.

We believe that learning should be a joyous experience, which is why we embrace play-based curriculum that develops crucial life skills like teamwork, communication, and building self-esteem.

Transition to


Our Moa Group caters to ākonga aged 4 ½ years and up, offering them the opportunity to engage in small group learning experiences within a calm and focused environment.  Ākonga have the opportunity to engage in a varied curriculum that is responsive to their needs, interests, and strengths.  

Our kaiako scaffold ākonga to develop their resilience, independence, self-help, self-awareness, problem-solving, and to be actively involved in their learning to support their transition to School. Ākonga are given time and space to grow their love of learning where they can be courageous, joyful, and express themselves through their strong sense of Ūkaipōtanga. 

Hear what our community


We recognise that choosing an early childhood provider can be a challenging decision.

Secure a place on

our waitlist

No matter if your ākonga is a few months or years away from early childhood education, enquire today for your best chance to get a spot on our waitlist.

Pop in and

see us

Nestled in the stunning coastal community of Redcliffs, the James Street Preschool and Nursery is located in a truly special place. We invite you to explore our unique environment and meet our friendly kaiako.

Come and see for yourself why James Street Preschool and Nursery is the perfect choice for your whānau!