It's well known that participation in high quality Early Childhood Education contributes to stronger learning foundations. The government understands this, which is why they fund twenty hours a week.

Professional Early Childhood Educators

Because Marsden Preschool staff are all professional Early Childhood educators, we meet the highest standards. 

 

Marsden Preschool is for girls and boys, aged ~ 3 ½ to 5 years. We are open 8:15am – 3:30pm, five days a week during school terms. Most children come five days, but there are options for 3 or 4 day attendance:

  • 3 year old children must attend a minimum of 3 days a week
  • 4 year old children must attend a minimum of 4 days a week.

The Marsden difference

The big difference, though, is that we are a Marsden School. We're very clear about the ultimate goal of education: we prepare children and young people for lives of meaning, accomplishment and genuine happiness.

Head of Preschool

Helen McConnell
Head of Preschool
(04) 476 8707
helen.mcconnell@marsden.school.nz
Children really respond to the environment we provide. It's wonderful to see them grow.

Helen McConnell, Head of Preschool

Values-based

At Marsden Preschool values-based means an age appropriate focus on Marsden's core values of Excellence, Resilience, Creativity and Giving. Children's response to the positive environment we create is extraordinary: by the time they leave us for Primary, they are already well on the way in life.