A natural, safe and caring place, where all our tamariki shine

We have created a very special environment for our youngest learners, ages 0-6. Our custom-built centre opened in July 2020, and features natural materials, finishes, toys and resources wherever possible. We have a large garden at the front of our centre for our tamariki to learn about nature and get lots of fresh, clean air. We also have access to the grounds of our big sister, Seven Oaks School for further exploration and stimulation of the senses.

Communication is at the heart of our preschool, because we understand that for your child to be relaxed, you need to feel relaxed too. Our experienced and friendly team will call you to let you know how things are going, not just if there’s a problem. We’ll get to know you as well as your child, so we can work together to help them develop into the amazing, confident and loving person they were born to be.

Lots of families are already enjoying the special character of our preschool – why not contact us to arrange a visit and join them? 

Small is beautiful

Nursery
We can accommodate up to fifteen 0 to 2 year-olds

Preschool
We have generous ratios for up to forty 2 to 6 year-olds

Dedicated project room
This additional space is for some of the specific learning experiences we offer our tamariki.

(Please note: children can be enrolled up to their 6th birthday)

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0 to 2 year-olds
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2 to 6 year-olds

Where to find us

77 Murphys Road, Halswell 8025

021 0288 4145

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The first garden haul of 2021!
So glad to be back, surrounded by friends in our amazing outdoor space ❤️
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The first garden haul of 2021!
So glad to be back, surrounded by friends in our amazing outdoor space ❤️

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Nawww those faces 🥰

So excited to be back for 2021 with our group of inventive, self driven learners!
We focus on creating open-ended experiences that our tamariki can use to become champions of their own learning ❤️
Today the bikes, a skipping rope, and a trolley were used to create a horse and carriage to ferry our friends across some lava to safety.
Thinking about childcare for 2021? Get in touch now to secure yourself a space ❤️
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So excited to be back for 2021 with our group of inventive, self driven learners! 
We focus on creating open-ended experiences that our tamariki can use to become champions of their own learning ❤️
Today the bikes, a skipping rope, and a trolley were used to create a horse and carriage to ferry our friends across some lava to safety.
Thinking about childcare for 2021? Get in touch now to secure yourself a space ❤️

We value our teaching team and we are very lucky to be able to give them 2 weeks off to spend with their family's.
Here are some snapshots of how Jo, Jody, Anna and Melissa have spent their time off.
We would love to see what our Seven Oaks children and have been doing also, feel free to add some pics to our post 😊
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Melissa and her family exploring Christchurch and on an adventure to visit Jo 🥰

So nice to see you are having a lovely break with your families - well deserved ladies 😊

Happy New Year, wishing everyone a healthy 2021 full of joy and laughter 🥰
We can't wait to see our Seven Oaks children and families next Tuesday!
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Happy New Year, wishing everyone a healthy 2021 full of joy and laughter 🥰
We cant wait to see our Seven Oaks children and families next Tuesday!

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Such warm hearts!!

Happy New Year!!!

3 weeks ago

Seven Oaks Preschool

Welcome to 2021! Thinking about preschool arrangements for the year ahead? Everyone is raving about Seven Oaks Preschool in Halswell because we do things differently: children play and learn in a safe, calm and spacious environment, with a big focus on natural materials and the outdoors. Get in touch to find out more... ... See MoreSee Less

Welcome to 2021! Thinking about preschool arrangements for the year ahead? Everyone is raving about Seven Oaks Preschool in Halswell because we do things differently: children play and learn in a safe, calm and spacious environment, with a big focus on natural materials and the outdoors. Get in touch to find out more...

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Thanks Lorraine we love your wee girl, she keeps us smiling and on our toes, looking forward to seeing her again.

I never got the chance last year to thank your staff. My Granddaughter feels so welcomed and loved at SO. Thank you 🙏

2 months ago

Seven Oaks Preschool

At the end of the day your feet should be dirty, your hair should be messy and your eyes should sparkle! ✨
Did you know our outdoor space is more than twice the size required by the Ministry of Education for a centre our size?
Not only are our own grounds spacious and responsive to child interest, but we have additional space to run and play on the school field too. How lucky are we to have such a beautiful big outdoor space for our children to explore? ❤️
We only have a few spaces left for 2021 – get in touch to make sure you don't miss out 😊
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THIS is why we value process over product!

For some, art is a social activity, collaborating to create a beautiful art piece.

For others, it’s a colour-mixing exercise “…but what happens if I mix…”

And for some, the experience is purely sensory!

All of these approaches have value and all are embraced at Seven Oaks. ❤️
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Cassandra Zayonce

How awesome 💗

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'Children naturally live in the moment and they allow that moment to be what it is: Magical and beautiful in every way.' April Peerless ... See MoreSee Less

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Beautiful day, friendships and music. A moment captured in time of our children being 'present in the moment' 🥰 ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Seven Oaks Preschool

We know children do their best learning while following their organic play urges. Our environment is flexible and a true representation of the children’s interests because THEY are the ones who have created it!
Check out this beautiful hut built buy a team of creative pirates 😍
If you’d like your child to come and join in on the fun, simply message us or come for a visit.
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We know children do their best learning while following their organic play urges. Our environment is flexible and a true representation of the children’s interests because THEY are the ones who have created it! 
Check out this beautiful hut built buy a team of creative pirates 😍
If you’d like your child to come and join in on the fun, simply message us or come for a visit.

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Love those pirates ☺

3 months ago

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A moment of zen on a Friday ❤️ a beautiful moment to balance energy, and connect with each child’s beautiful inner light.
We are so lucky to have yoga as one of our weekly free specialised classes. Yoga is a truly interdisciplinary approach to mindfulness and learning. Together we create space for inner wellness as we weave stories with our bodies and minds in a way that could only truly happen during a child's play.
A big Kia ora to YOGI BEARS YOGA 🧘‍♀️❤️
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@casey curtis, your little one is our photographer 🥰

Rachel Phillips 🥰

Bre Poulter 🥰

Laying the foundations for success…

These are just some of the things that make our centre special

We believe in fresh air

As long as they’re dressed for the conditions, we encourage children to be outside as much as possible, learning through their senses and enjoying natural physical movement. We have a lovely big garden with a sensory area and where we grow lots of fruit and vegetables. We can also enjoy the grounds of our big sister, Seven Oaks School, where there are wildlife ponds and plenty of space to run and play. 

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Specialist classes

By linking up with local specialist providers, we run a selection of afternoon activities on-site, so it’s easy for your little one to follow their passion:

  • Ballet
  • Ball skills
  • Music
  • Yoga

Contact us to discuss how to sign up for these sessions. 

Parents welcome

Each child’s emotional wellbeing is at the forefront of our minds, so parents and grandparents are always welcome to stay a while after drop-off and join in the fun. By creating an open and collaborative atmosphere, we want our centre to feel like your home from home. 

A natural approach

We use natural, safe resources wherever possible throughout our centre, and aim to to everything as sustainably as we can. From wooden toys to 100% organic cotton materials for bedding, you name it, we’re doing our best to teach our tamariki to care for ourselves and the planet.

Nurturing relationships

We nurture every relationship at our centre to establish a strong sense of belonging, working in partnership with parents and whanau to ensure children feel safe, secure, and listened to.

Shared values

Our values and philosophy is closely aligned with that of our big sister, Seven Oaks School. You can read more here about our philosophy and how we integrate these values into the national preschool curriculum Te Whariki. 

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Specialist classes

On-site afternoon activities at Seven Oaks Preschool

Ball skills

Ball Skills

with Playball

We keep these sessions really fun and light, to help youngsters develop a love of ball sports. Introductory skills focus on developing hand-eye co-ordination and learning to predict how balls move.

  • 4 weeks
  • Age 18 months+

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Ballet Basics

with Dance Central

You’re never too young to start developing a love of dance. We give toddlers and preschoolers the chance to learn to dance, gain confidence and shine.

  • 4 weeks
  • Age 3+ – boys and girls welcome

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Yoga

Yoga for Littlies

Yoga can be really beneficial for young bodies and minds, helping us learn to calm our breathing and emotions, and strengthen our growing bodies through gentle exercises you can practice at home.

  • 4 weeks
  • Age 3+

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Music lessons

Music tuition

Join our magical musical world of fun! We offer several different options for music tuition, so please contact us for details.

  • 4 weeks
  • Age 3+

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You’re in safe hands

Anna Julian
Anna Julian(B.Ed,DipE.I)
Seven Oaks Preschool Leader

Meet Anna – we couldn’t wish for a better team leader for Seven Oaks Preschool.

Anna is open, friendly and highly experienced in early childhood care, having been a registered ECE teacher for more than 20 years. She is trained in early-intervention and infant massage, and has worked in the CDHB as a play therapist. She also has extensive experience in working with children who have suffered trauma within Oranga Tamariki’s (formerly CYF) fostering system.

Originally from Christchurch, she and her husband have three daughters. She has previously owned and managed her own successful early childhood centre, as well as an in-home service for children who have experienced trauma, implementing a neurological and emotional intelligent programme.

More info on the rest of the team coming soon…!

At-a-glance fees

We offer 20 free ECE hours for over-3s*

Morning
session
Afternoon
session
School
day
Whole
day
Full-time
per week

8.30-12.30 12.45-16.45 8.30-15.30 7.30-18.00 7.00-18.00
five days a week

0-2 year olds

$26 $26 $45 $60 $236

2-3 year olds

$26 $26 $45 $50 $236

3-6 year olds
Up to 20 hours free, then*

$26 $26 $6.50 $29.25 $146

* Conditions apply – please contact us for details

Please note, spaces at our centre are allocated in the following order of priority:

  1. The child has a sibling at Seven Oaks Preschool
  2. The child has a sibling at Seven Oaks School
  3. The child is pre-enrolled at Seven Oaks School
  4. The family intends to enrol their child at Seven Oaks School
  5. None of the above

Register early to secure your child’s place

We will contact you to arrange an appointment to meet and discuss your family’s needs

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