Unique Features

Unique Features

Four learning areas

Two separate outdoor play areas

Large spacious grounds

Locally designed & crafted playground

Philosophy

Philosophy

 

 

Through the development of our relationships with the children they will be encouraged to be respectful, thoughtful and understanding towards each other and their natural environment.

 

 

Close to Town

Close to Town

Located only minutes from the Invercargill CBD, it has retained its rural feel and large open spaces.

Kia Ora & Welcome to Otatara Preschool Early Learning Centre

We are a purpose built Early Learning Centre, licensed by the Ministry of Education for children aged 0-5 years. The centre caters for the needs of local families as well as Invercargill families, and offers WINZ subsidies and 20 ECE Hours for those eligible. 

Our programme is based on Te Whāriki, the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum. Our programme places high importance on the partnership between teachers, children and families/whānau. As part of our emphasis on quality we offer excellent child:teacher ratios, with enthusiastic, qualified and registered teachers, as well as teachers in training.

Our centre incorporates four indoor learning areas and two separate outdoor play areas for under 2’s and over 2’s. The large, spacious grounds feature an exciting locally designed and crafted playground, reflecting many aspects of the Otatara area, this provides an environment to challenge children and to inspire their imagination, exploration and creativity.