Watering Garden

About Wanaka Preschool

We deliver a child led programme guided by the Early chidhood curriculum Te Whāriki together in partnership with families and the community to achieve our vision.

OUR VISION

We aspire to work alongside the community to provide a vibrant environment where children learn through play, are encouraged to develop life skills for a changing world and realise their full potential.

OUR CORE VALUES

  • Learning through play
  • Building trusting relationships
  • Promoting sustainability
  • Growing a sense of community
  • Respecting self, others and the environment

Meet Our Team

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Laurie (Lo) Scurr
Laurie (Lo) Scurr

Centre Manager
Graduate Diploma Teaching ECE
BCom Finance/Mngmt

Christine Smith
Christine Smith

Christine Smith
Senior Teacher
Diploma Teaching ECE
Post Grad Educational Leadership

KORIMAKO (BELLBIRD) ROOM

Michelle Murphy
Michelle Murphy

BA Teaching ECE

Ariana Parker
Ariana Parker

Certificate in Childcare
Certificate in Visual Arts.

Sue Hewitt
Sue Hewitt

BA Teaching ECE

Thalia Cooke
Thalia Cooke

BA Teaching ECE

Kererū (wood pigeon) Room

Gaylene Cunningham
Gaylene Cunningham

Diploma Teaching ECE

Julie Jones
Julie Jones

BSc Diploma Teaching ECE

Karina Bennett
Karina Bennett

Diploma Teaching ECE
0-8 years

Melanie Churchill
Melanie Churchill

BA Teaching Primary
Certificate Fine Arts

Our dedicated, experienced and innovative team provide encouragement, inspiration and challenges for creative and complex learning, helping children to extend their ideas and actions through sensitive, informed interventions and support.

Contact Us

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