A truly nurturing environment that embraces nature, friendship and learning.
At Lake Ōkāreka Preschool our children are nurtured in an environment that embraces friendship and learning in a tranquil lake side setting. A place where they flourish into considerate and capable life-long-learners ready for the transition to primary school.
We believe the experience we offer is truly unique. With our own vegetable patch, orchard, sensory garden and worm farm we embrace the outdoors everyday.
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 fully qualified and registered teachers have time to get to know each and every one of them and what makes them tick.
Gold Healthy Heart Award
We are extremely proud and excited to announce that we have received a Pā-Harakeke Tohu Manawa Ora | Gold Healthy Heart Award from the Heart Foundation for the amazing things we do to promote healthy food and physical activity. We are helping our tamariki to have healthy habits and healthy hearts for life.
Our logo has been created with artwork from the children using our beautiful surrounding environment as inspiration.
The image incorporates Harakeke (flax), Kereru (a native wood pigeon) and a gorgeous wee Piwakawaka (fantail).
The blue circle represents Lake Ōkāreka. We are very fortunate to be situated in an area so rich with native plant and bird life.