Marsden Preschool

Welcome to Marsden Preschool. ​Feel free to contact us.
Helen McConnell
Head of Preschool


Marsden Preschool is for girls and boys, aged 3 1/2 to 5 years.
Open from 8:15am - 3:30pm, five days a week during school terms. Most children come five days, but there are options for 3 or 4 day attendance:
~ 3 year old children must attend a minimum of 3 days a week
~ 4 year old children must attend a minimum of 4 days a week

Inspiring a love of learning

We provide a varied programme to challenge and excite children, inspiring a love of learning, independence and self-motivation.

Through a planned curriculum, based on the children’s interests, teachers extend and support learning that is purposeful and enjoyable for children. Planning focuses on a central question which the children explore through a range of learning experiences across the curriculum.
Under the guiding principles of Te Whāriki, the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, children’s strengths and interests are woven together to create each child’s early learning experience.


In the Marsden Preschool Handbook you will find an outline of the Preschool’s values, goals and organisation. It highlights relevant aspects of the curriculum and also provides general information that you may require.
View 2021 handbook online below or download a PDF using the resource link below:

School Holiday Programme

As a response to a need from our parents, Marsden Preschool runs a school holiday programme during the third week of the July holidays. This is optional, however we have found that our students have so much fun, nearly all families avail themselves of this service. 
Marsden Preschool uses Educa to keep parents up-to-date with their child's learning.
Check out the main news page for special stories or our weekly media gallery to see what we've been up to at Preschool.