Lake Okareka Preschool is known in the Rotorua community for providing exceptional early childhood education. Children come to our tranquil lakeside environment before they turn three and by five they have flourished into considerate and capable life-long-learners ready for the transition to primary school.
Our Monday to Friday sessions provide the perfect combination of routine and predictability along with plenty of time and space to explore their own ideas and make break-through discoveries. With no more than 20 children on any given day, our three qualified teachers have time to get to know each and every one of them and what makes them tick.
From our beginnings in the late 70's, our parent-led governance team have committed to the requirement for ALL teachers to be qualified in early childhood education. They have also maintained that parents, whanau, and the wider Rotorua community feel welcome and are an important part of every day. Parents often share the day with us and it’s not unusual for Rotorua locals to pop in to read stories, tend to the gardens or help the children paint.
Being based at Lake Okareka couldn’t be a more perfect setting. Here kids can be kids – zooming around our bike track, performing impromptu shows on the hall’s stage or excavating the sandpit.
Pop in to see us 77 Loop Road Okareka (we’re less than 10 minutes from Lynmore), send us a message, call us on 07 362 8606 or click here to enrol.