Committed to providing the
highest standard of education
Piccolo Preschool is centrally located in New Plymouth. Our full-time early childhood centre provides space and flow for small groups of children aged 2 – 5 years. Together with our qualified and experienced teaching team, this ensures Piccolo Preschool is a confident choice for early childhood care and learning.
8.00am - 4.30pm
Children come together in small groups in the morning, and into the larger group in the afternoon.
Thoughtful consideration, care and attention is given to high quality teaching. This is reflected in the environment and learning programmes at Piccolo Preschool. Programme planning is based on the emerging curriculum - what the children are interested in - and is documented in the form of learning stories. We use Storypark to enhance programme planning.
Our team are committed to providing the highest standard of education and care for the children who attend our centre and we extend the same standard of service to our parents and whānau. We are excited and passionate about Piccolo Preschool – and we invite you to visit us to find out why.
The Education Review Office (ERO) findings support our philosophy and practices by stating:
“The valued learning outcomes described in the preschool philosophy are evident in practice. Children are engaged and encouraged to be self-motivated, creative, expressive and imaginative. They confidently participate in the well-established daily routines. Teachers effectively promote children's social skills and behaviour development, encouraging respect for others.
The purposefully developed environment is strongly reflective of the Reggio Emilia philosophy. An emphasis on nature-based learning experiences and environmental sustainability are reflected in the outdoor environment.
The programme is responsive to individual children’s interests and needs. Literacy, mathematics, science and creativity are well integrated into learning experiences and through the use of natural and open-ended resources. There is some weaving of te ao Māori through the programme” (ERO, 2018).