Location & Environment

Our school is convenient not just for families in Epsom, Newmarket, Mt Eden and Remuera, but also for parents who commute into the centre of Auckland from the Eastern suburbs. We’re situated on a tree-lined road just off the intersection of Manukau Road and Greenlane West, conveniently located for the Greenlane, Market Road and Gillies Avenue junctions on the Southern Motorway.

Inside the school, we have one room for under 2s which is a home base primarily on our crawling babies, while the remainder of the centre is dedicated to children aged 2+. We believe in mixed age groupings where we can respond to the child's developmental needs, rather than an arbitrary age-based teaching segments.  Our building is a 1920’s villa, which provides a pleasant and homely environment for children to play and learn. See the scrolling presentation at the top of this page and the images below for some photographs in and around the Centre.  

We are just around the corner from Epsom Normal Primary School and Kohia Terrace Primary School.  Our proximity to Epsom Normal means we are able to use the school playground during holidays and helps us to familiarise children with a school environment as they get ready for school life.  We have plenty of green spaces nearby too, which provide additional options for outside play and exploration, following the Reggio philosophy of the environment as the "third teacher" after parents and teaching staff.

A special space for crawling babies
A special space for crawling babies

Finding and identifying treasures outdoors
Finding and identifying treasures outdoors

Our science area has plenty of resources
Our science area has plenty of resources

One room doubles as our sleep room
One room doubles as our sleep room

Good resources are key to sparking preschoolers' interests
Good resources are key to sparking preschoolers' interests

We love using natural materials
We love using natural materials

Our puzzle corner
Our puzzle corner

Lerning groups for older children help prepare for school
Lerning groups for older children help prepare for school

Children can access counting and sorting games at will
Children can access counting and sorting games at will

Looking for cicada husks on a Park Walk
Looking for cicada husks on a Park Walk

Helping look after the garden
Helping look after the garden

Experimenting with new ways to look at objects with the light table
Experimenting with new ways to look at objects with the light table