Parent's page

a parent co-operative

Pauatahanui Preschool was started over 30 years ago by a group of local parents. After many hours of dedicated fundraising, they purchased the old caretaker’s house which is situated on the grounds of Pauatahanui Primary School.Today we still value the contribution parents make to the Preschool, which is reflected in the original house’s extensive renovations.

Parents are actively involved at preschool with parent help, working bees and fundraising. As a parent co-operative we are fortunate to be able to re-invest all of our fees and fundraising back into the centre.


Management Committee

Our Management Committee is responsible for working together to ensure the smooth running of the Centre. The Committee consists of preschool parents that are nominated and elected at the Annual General Meeting. They meet on a monthly basis and work very closely with the teaching team across all areas involved in running the Centre. We always encourage and welcome new members.


Parent Help

All parents are required to commit to “parent help’ each term. Parents are required for the younger class once a term from 11.45am –3pm, and for the older class, twice a term from 11.45am – 3pm. Parent help is compulsory as is necessary to meet our licensing requirements. A roster is drawn up a few weeks before each term starts to enable parents to select appropriate dates. Any family member is welcome including grandparents, nannies and especially dads.



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