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  • Welcome to Healthkids Preschool, Nelson NZ

    daycare, preschool, and kindergarten
    • Childcare Center
    • From 3 months to 5 years
    • Cater for under 2s
    • Separate area for 3-5 yr olds
  • Our philosophy is learning through play as we offer a stimulating environment for children.

    • Full Day Sessions
    • Varied Classes
  • We have been educating children for over twenty years. Our goal is to create a place that engages each child.

    These activities and play opportunities are available in the centre every day.

    • Exploratory Play: The world of nature; the physical world; the world of people; exploring; visiting.
    • Creative Play: Painting; fingerpainting; drawing; sand; earth; clay; dough; water; music and movement.
    • Dramatic and Fantasy Play: The child’s fantasy world; role playing; family play; blocks and junk.
    • Constructive Play: Blocks; junk; adventure; perceptual processes; carpentry; allied constructional activities; paper cutting and tearing; collage; small constructions.
    • Manipulative Play: Basic skills; cognitive learning; manipulation; basic form boards.
    • Physically Active Play: General physical development; rate of growth; types of physical growth; outdoor and indoor play.
    • Language, Books and Stories: Choice of books, what ages; what stories; your own stories; telling a story; puppets; singing.
    • Learning & Fun
    • Great Education
    • Caring Staff

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    • Children Safety

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  • See Our Kindergarten Photo Gallery!

  • Meet Our Staff

    With education and experience in early childhood care
  • Our staff consists of teachers and assistant staff with in early childhood care experience.

    • Louise Browning

      Kia Ora, my name is Louise Browning and I work in the Infants and Toddlers area. I have a strong passion for quality early childhood education and I believe in creating positive, respectful and trusting relationships with both children and their families. My qualification is a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning ECE. I have 2 school aged children.


    • Leanne Chapman

      Kia Ora, my name is Leanne Chapman. My qualifications are: Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (primary) and Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education. I believe that primary care giving nutures and supports infants and toddlers to develop relationships with others. I enjoy working in the awesome team atmosphere here at Healthkids. I have 4 adult children.

    • Kirsten

      I hold a degree in Early Childhood Education and an advanced English language certificate. I have been working as a kindergarten teacher since 2002. I love working with children and getting to know their personalities and having fun with them. I look forward to meeting you and your children in the near future.


    • Jenna Robertson

      Kia Ora, My name is Jenna Robertson. At the end of 2013, I qualified with a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning ECE where I studied through Te Tari Puna Ora o Aotearoa/NZ Childcare Association. I was born in Nelson and previously coached women’s artitistic gymnastics, which led to taking preschool, kindergarten and school sessions at Gymnastics Nelson. I am excited to be a part of the team at Healthkids Preschool, where there are such welcoming children,whanau and collegues.


    • Alanah Robinson
      Assistant Head Teacher

      Kia Ora, my name is Alanah Robinson. I am the Assistant Head Teacher and I have been teaching at Healthkids in the Young Children’s area since the middle of 2010. Healthkids has such a caring, family orientated atmosphere that’s wonderful to work in. My qualifications are Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Primary) and Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education.


    • Malita Baigent
      Senior Teacher

      Hi, my name is Malita Baigent and I am the Senior Teacher at Healthkids. I have a daughter Pippa, who is 5 years old. I am passionate about working with young children and watching them grow into competent, confident learners. My qualifications are Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (ECE).


    • Gina Rea
      Teacher Support

      Kia Ora, my name is Gina Rea. I am Healthkids Teacher Support. I do the very important behind the scenes duties required to enable the teachers to spend quality time with the children.


    • Kimberley

      I have completed a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching. I have worked with children aged from six weeks to eight years. This is my second year at Fable.

    • We loved our time at Healthkids. Both of our girls, such different personalities, experienced wonderful care from your amazing teachers. What impressed us most was how you all worked so hard to find each girls strengths & support them to have positive learning experiences in their own way. Such a fun & loving environment that we felt privileged to be part of.

      Fleur Woods. March 2013
    • My son Kurtis LOVED Healthkids Preschool. I’ve never known another preschool to have such a strong, geniune, united team of educators and support staff who all work so hard to ensure the children are happy and well cared for. Every preschool day was like Christmas for Kurtis. He thrived physically, socially and intellectually in the time he was there. It was with regret that we had to take him out of Healthkids because I stopped work to have another baby. I can only hope there is a place available for Kurtis at Healthkids again when I return to work from Maternity leave!

      Brenda Helliwell. March 2013
    • We have had our children through Healthkids and they were with them for five years. All of the teachers have been fantastic for each child and they are family focused. Everything is done to each child’s personal level from their sleeping times as a baby, toilet training as a toddler, to getting them ready and excited about school. The children all have a great relationship with the teachers and this shows with their excitement of wanting to return the next day.

      Jess Barton. March 2013
  • Contact Us

    Our postal address and contact details
    • Postal Address

      49 Tipahi Street,

    • Phone & E-mail

      phone/fax. (03) 546 9963
      email. healthkids@xtra.co.nz

    • Open Hours

      Monday – Friday
      8.00 am – 5.30 pm
      Weekend Closed

    • Sessions

      Mornings, 8 am – 12 noon
      Afternoons, 1 pm – 5 pm
      Full Day, 8 am – 5 pm