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Kids playing at a Te Whare Rama Christian Preschool in Chch

Welcome to
Te Whare Rama
Early Learning Centres

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"Our four well-established Christian preschools work in partnership with you, to nurture and encourage your child to feel secure in their sense of identity and become life-long learners."

Our Preschools & Nurseries

Te Whare Rama Early Learning Centres first opened in 1990 at two sites, in Halswell and Spreydon.  Since then we have added two further sites, also in the Southwest of Christchurch.



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Preschool & Nursery

(ages 0-6)



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Kindergarten aged children (2-6 years)



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Kindergarten aged children (2-6 years)



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Preschool & Nursery

(ages 0-6)

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Our aim is for your child to come to a place where they know they belong, to learn, and to have fun.

We are well-established with a good reputation and strong connections within our community.  We recognise the importance of relationships and will work in partnership with you to nurture and encourage your child to feel secure in their sense of identity.


Our goal is to provide and sustain an inspiring, fun, safe, respectful Christian learning environment that develops children to be confident, competent, connected, actively involved lifelong learners.

Providing an inspiring, fun, safe and respectful learning environment

We know it is an important decision choosing an early childhood centre for your child. Our aim is for your child to come to a place where they know they belong and to learn and have fun while doing this.


There are many opportunities and possibilities at our centres, alongside faith-based approaches to teaching and learning.


We are committed to equity for all children and removing barriers for families to access us.

Nursery School aged kids at Te Whare Rama child care centre in Chch NZ

We are sure you will love the teams and the atmosphere at our community based Centres.


We know your children will love it here - come and have a look!

Confident, Competent and Connected

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Strong Relationships

Connections with children and whānau are important to us

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Green Spaces

Our centres have spacious green playgrounds, providing many opportunities for children to explore outside

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Care & Education

We provide activities to challenge and extend children while they are having fun

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Safe & Warm

Our environments are welcoming, nurturing, safe and inclusive for children and families

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Sustainability Practices

We foster respect for our environment, involving children in planting and harvesting vegetable gardens

Nursery school age young child at Te Whare Rama Christchurch Preschool

What our families are saying

"We've had two children in both Nursery and Preschool and have been delighted with the care provided. Their teachers get to know them so well, developing their individual strengths and working alongside them to develop areas that they're not so confident in. On so many occasions, we've found that their teachers bring in new enrichment activities just for them and recommend things that we can do at home to support their interests."


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