Welcome to Swannanoa Preschool

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We offer high quality education in a safe and caring country environment. We want your child's first steps into the learning world to be fun, imaginative and educational.

We have been operating for over 35 years and for the past 16 years have been located at 1303 Tram Road, on the Swannanoa School grounds. Our centre is a beautiful modern environment with extensive outdoor areas that reflect our natural surroundings. Our environments continue to evolve as the needs of our tamariki and whānau change.

Swannanoa Preschool is community based and it is this sense of community that gives us our unique character. Parents and whānau are a very important part of this and have much to contribute. You are welcome at the centre at any time to share ideas, discuss your child's development or just spend time with your child here at preschool.

Please have a look around our website and feel free to contact us with any queries that you may have, or pop in for a visit.

We are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm and cater for full or part-time.

Please feel free to read our latest ERO report.

We have loved preschool and are sad to move on. You guys are so professional and run the preschool so efficiently

Natasha Sanders, June 2020

The teachers and office staff are very welcoming and kind. The children are happy and comfortable at preschool. I love the value at preschool. I can’t think of anything to improve ass I think you are all doing an amazing job.

Katrina Cunningham, June 2020

Thank you very much to all of the teachers and staff, that have been involved with both my children. We are very sad to leave.

Jo Spencer-Bower, June 2020

The level of care given to ***** while at Swannanoa Preschool has been simply outstanding. All teachers are motivated and focused on making the tamariki’s experiences as positive as possible. I cannot speak more highly of ***** and the connection she has made with *****. She is a true asset to the centre.

Sarah Barkle, October, 2019

***** has only been at Swannanoa Preschool for a few months, but the learning she has come home with in that time is fantastic. The calm environment, the extra curricular activities with surrounding schools, the friendly atmosphere.

Amanda Collins

After having three children in this centre for over eight years… speaks testament to an excellent facility! I honestly couldn’t recommend a better early childhood facility! The portfolios are outstanding – something our family can revisit anytime – better than our photo albums! I will sincerely miss the staff, children and parents when we leaves. Thanks so much ALL of you.

Lia Brown, September 2015

Just wanted to say a huge big thank you to each and everyone involved in our time here. It’s a bitter sweet move for us. The kids have loved every second with you. We will cherish all these memories for our life time. You can all be very proud of your school, well done!!

Kate Buller, November, 2017

I am amazed at Lorraine’s ability to know everyone by name so quickly – go Lorraine! It must be hard putting little ‘part – timers’ at ease. Everyone has done a really good job of not making us (the part time family) and child feel ‘half there’, thank you for the extra effort at being totally inclusive for us – from organisation, emails and admin to teaching, caring and communicating. Can be easy in a big set up for families not there daily to feel missed out – we didn’t feel that way, thank you.

Teresa Siasu, July, 2018