Ottawa Gardens Preschool and Nursery

Education and Care in Wainoni, Christchurch
"exceeding educational expectations"
Licensed for
20 children
Maximum under 2's
4 children
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clock8:00am - 4:00pm
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A little about us

Ottawa Gardens Preschool is proud family owned business that has a strong sense of whanau. We pride ourselves on the tamariki gaining a strong sense of belonging where they know this is a safe place for them to come and learn about themselves, what they are interested in and taking safe risks to grow their motor skills, while getting them ready for school. We have a strong teaching team where all the teachers are qualified and either have their full registration or working towards this. The teaching team all have different strengths offering a vas varity of experiences to the tamariki.  

The indoor enviroment has recently been   rebuilt due to the February earthquake and is now a purpose built preschool offering plenty of space for the tamariki to learn. The outdoor environment is often described as "Wow, Wasnt expecting that!" Ottawa Gardens Preschool has a very generous outdoor environment with plenty of structures for the tamariki to climb on, places for them to ride the bikes that are provided and a grass area where different types of sports can be played. At the back of the environment is a chicken coop where we currently have 8 chickens that provide eggs for us to use in our baking and cooking with the tamariki.  

We accept all children from new born to 6 years old. Here at Ottawa Gardens Preschool we do not have a seperate area for the under 2s, rather we have all our children in the same room. this offers a greater sense of whanau in the centre, but also teachers the older childen humbleness by helping the younger children wash their hands or with an experience we are doing, however we still offer different experiences for the differant age groups. 

We value our whanau and wider community by strengthening relationships, including parent and Whanau communication and participation. We believe in providing the building blocks for success in learning. This comes through creating habits of the children’s mind that inspires them to want and need to learn all the time.