We Have Amazing Teachers

teacher02Our Teachers are Caring and Enthusiastic.

We choose teachers who genuinely love working with children, who consider teaching to be a calling or vocation, not just a job. Our teachers cultivate a sense of belonging and security with your child by building a quality relationship with them.

We Maintain High Teacher to Child Ratios.

The Ministry of Education stipulates that each centre must have a ratio of one teacher to every ten children for children over two years old. We manage our teacher numbers to ensure that we exceed this minimum requirement. This ensures your child doesn’t get ‘lost in the crowd’, but is seen, heard, noticed and known by our teachers.

We Have a High Level of Qualified and Experienced Teachers.

We are committed to having qualified and registered teachers in our centre at all times. We have developed a culture of excellence in our teaching team by hiring quality teachers to begin with and then creating strong professional development and mentoring opportunities for them.

He aha te mea nui o tea o? He tangata! He tangata! He tangata!
What is the most important thing in this world?
It is the people! It is the people! It is the people!














Why Choose St Andrew’s Preschool?

WE ARE PART OF YOUR COMMUNITY. Our teachers all live locally so both our personal and our professional lives are strongly embedded in the Te Puke community. We love the variety and richness that comes living in a multi-cultural community Read more
WE’RE NOT-FOR-PROFIT, WE’RE FOR CHILDREN.  St Andrews Preschool is governed by the Christian Education Trust who provide transformative education with Christian values.  The children’s wellbeing is our highest priority in all business decisions. Read more
WE HAVE A BIG HEART FOR CHILDREN.  We honour each child as a gift to be discovered and developed. Our passion as educators is to nourish, nurture, affirm and encourage each child in his or her uniqueness. Read more
WE WELCOME PARENT INVOLVEMENT.  Our door is always open. We believe that parents are the primary educators and we count it a privilege to partner with and support you in that important role. Parents/whanau are very welcome to be involved in our daily programme at any time. Read more
OUR CHRISTIAN VALUES CREATE A LOVING ENVIRONMENT. We have a heart-felt and faith-filled desire to respect, accept, nurture, support and affirm your child. It is our privilege to enjoy their uniqueness, to develop their gifts and talents and to bring them into a positive experience of God’s love. Read more