Footsteps Christian Community Preschool

Footsteps is a not for profit Christian community Preschool located in Papanui, Christchurch. Our a

Operating as usual


Happy New Year families!

A quick reminder that we reopen this Thursday.

We have missed you all, see you soon!

Road to Bethlehem Christchurch 03/12/2020

Road to Bethlehem Christchurch

A beautiful way to begin your Christmas season.
Head online and book your spot 💫

Road to Bethlehem Christchurch Step back in time and be immersed in the excitement and drama of the nativity story.


Something fun to do over the summer!

You may remember the giraffe trail 🦒 from a few years ago.... now it’s penguins!

Download the app and get penguin hunting 🐧

Morning Christchurch. Penguins are going to be popping up all over the city today and tomorrow. The trail map is in The Press and the app can be downloaded from Apple Store and Google Play, look for ‘Pop Up Penguins’. You’ve got nine weeks to find them all - happy exploring!! Wild in Art Harcourts Canterbury


Today New World Bishopdale came in and gave us a new vege garden. They put it together and filled it with compost so it is all ready to go! We can't wait to plant some veges in there, we are so grateful for this!


We love our families and feel so blessed to be entrusted with so many amazing children.

Are you looking for a place to belong? A place where your child will be embraced and thrive?

If so please get in touch, we would love to show you around and welcome you into our wider whānau 😊


Our teacher in training turned 21 today! Emily used to come to this preschool as a child and has been a part of the gateway programme at high school which meant she voleunteered at Footsteps. Now she is on her final placement before she will become a registered teacher! It's a milestone birthday which we have enjoyed celebrating with you Emily, hari huritau- love and blessings from the Footsteps team!

Home | Daffodil Day 24/08/2020

Home | Daffodil Day

On Friday we will be celebrating Daffodil Day so please dress in yellow and join us as we support the Cancer Society and all they do to help bring hope to those impacted by cancer.

Home | Daffodil Day Since 1990, this iconic event has inspired people to come together and support the Cancer Society's work. As well as providing an opportunity to raise awareness of cancer in New Zealand.

Fun at Footsteps 10/08/2020

Here is a selection of photos of some of the activities we get up to during our days at Footsteps.

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Who are we?

At Footsteps Community Christian Preschool, we believe that all children have immense God given potential. The curriculum we offer seeks to unlock that potential and to support them to ‘learn how to learn’. We are committed to providing a wide range of experiences to actively promote each child’s curiosity and holistic development while upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Early literacy and numeracy are embedded within the curriculum to ensure these are strong priorities for children’s cognitive development. Communication and collaborative relationships are key contributors to children developing the social competence skills that will prepare them to live successfully. We are committed to providing a warm, caring, and supportive environment that is inclusive to all.






Opening Hours

Monday 7:45am - 3:45pm
Tuesday 7:45am - 3:45pm
Wednesday 7:45am - 3:45pm
Thursday 7:45am - 3:45pm
Friday 7:45am - 3:45pm
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