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About Us

Every child is a gift from God

St Peter's Anglican Preschool opened in August, 2019. It provides a multicultural, family friendly environment that has developed strong links with our community. Licensed for 44 children, we nurture children aged approximately 1.5 – 5 years (children can stay up to their 6th birthday).

We believe that each child is a gift from God and is best taught well while they are young. Our Learning program is based on Biblical teaching and the principles of Te Whāriki (New Zealand ECE curriculum) which guides us in the development of children’s cognitive, emotional, physical, intellectual, language, emotional and social needs.

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Preschool in Upper Riccarton(Based on Google Reviews)

42

Children Licensed

6

Teachers

100

% Qualified Teachers

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Costs

20 Free Hours for 3-5 year olds available. We receive a subsidy from the government for 20ECE hours for children aged 3-5

Fees for all children (all ages)

Our fees are $8.00 per hour for 3 year olds after 20 free hours and $6.00 per hour for under 3 year olds, for all booked hours, and all extra hours attended, except the 20 ECE-free-hours.. This means if your 3 year old child attends for more than 20 hours per week, you will need to pay $8.00 per hour for the extra hours eg $48 per week if they attend for 26 hours per week (20ECE + 6 x $8). Also if your child is under the age of 3, each hour they attend will cost $6 as the government ECE subsidy is not for children under 3. Some families may qualify for subsidies from WINZ to help cover this cost.

Optional Donations. Our goal is to provide a top-level standard of care. One of the ways we try to do this is by maintaining a high staff-to-child ratio. The ratio we maintain (1:7) is actually higher than what is required by the Ministry of Education (1:10). In order to maintain this level of staffing and care, we rely on the gracious generosity of parents and supporters. All donations are tax-deductible.

Hours of Operation

The Preschool is open Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:30 pm; 49 weeks a year.. We are open during school holidays apart from 3 weeks over Christmas/New Year. We are closed on public holidays.

(Attendance during school holidays is optional, But we would appreciate parents indicating during last week of term if they intend attending during the school term breaks.)