St Albans Community Preschool

St Albans Community Preschool will encourage and empower children to be independent, compassionate, happy and confident, life-long learners.

Our Core Values


Respect
Respect and nurture self and each other’s needs and individual differences and recognise the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi. (We acknowledge the unique place of Maori as Tangata Whenua and the partnership inherent in Te Tiriti o Waitangi and see to provide equitable learning opportunities for all)

Individual Wellbeing
Provide an environment that encourages every

Operating as usual

29/04/2023

The team & board of St Albans Community preschool would like to sincerely thank you for your support.

Our ‘Open Day’ this morning was a success. What a wonderful opportunity it was to connect with you, your tamaiti, whānau and the wider community!

23/04/2023

Our preschool is hosting an open day!

It is an opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate children; all within the community are welcome!

Bring your whānau and invite your friends.

There is much to see that we will be providing!

Raffle tickets are available at the centre, otherwise you are welcome to message this page to request some!

See you there at 10am on Saturday the 29th!

11/03/2022

🐝 Working Bee 🐝

26th of March at 10am. We need your help!

Please let the team know if you are able to come down to preschool and help with some necessary jobs around the play environment.

Kai, coffee and tea provided ☕️

23/11/2021

Tomorrow at 11am we will be visited by these wonderful people from Cubbin Theatre Company for a “preschool pop-up” show from the other side of the gate!

We are excited to have them share their joy of music and theatrical talents with our tamariki.

See you tomorrow, team!

https://www.cubbin.co.nz/

22/11/2021

A big shout out to all of you for responding to the Ministry of Health and MOE to keep all unwell children at home.

We as a preschool are bound by the information we receive from the MOE and must abide by these mandated requirements around sick children.

Please, if your child/ren have any signs of illness, eg. runny nose, lethargy, cough, we ask that you keep them home until they are well again.

07/11/2021

Important COVID-19 Information

Mandatory Vaccinations -
From November the 15th, all early childhood kaiako are required to have at least one dose of the Pfizer vaccine. From January 2022 all staff must be vaccinated.

The intention of mandatory vaccination is for adults who may come into contact with children to be vaccinated.

Mask Wearing -
We recommend that all adults entering the preschool grounds please be wearing a mask, especially if that adult has any symptoms of illness that are not related to the virus.
It is not mandatory for children and young people who are in early learning services to wear a mask.

There is evidence that the use of masks and face coverings can reduce the risk of infected people spreading COVID-19.

Illness/Signs of unwellness -
Children who are sick, in isolation or awaiting their COVID-19 test must stay at home.

If we detect that a child is falling unwell while in our care, we will make instant contact.

Signs of illness:

- be fretful or listless, or irritable when disturbed
- cry readily and not be easily comforted
- lose interest in playing or is unusually quiet and inactive
- be unusually quiet and inactive
- not want to eat
- feel hot to touch
- look tired and flushed or pale
complain of feeling cold

Physical symptoms:

- fever
- cough
- tiredness
- loss of taste or smell
- runny nose and mucus

Scanning/Signing in -

We have public health measures in place, including cleaning and keeping records of visitors to help with contact tracing. Please continue to scan in and/or record your visit at the sign-in table.

Thank you for your support. The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us in so many ways. It is within our means to contain the virus and keep our community safe and healthy. Thank you for your ongoing diligence.

28/10/2021

Please feel free to bring your children to preschool in a dress up of their choosing to acknowledge Halloween! we don’t have any spooky plans to celebrate but we do love seeing the joy it brings to the tamariki.

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St Albans Community Preschool 20/08/2021

How are you all doing?

Please message us on the preschool cell phone phone or through this page if there is anything we can do to support you during this time.

Arohanui ♥️

St Albans Community Preschool St Albans Community Preschool will encourage and empower children to be independent, compassionate,

17/08/2021

Kia ora koutou,

As you all will know, we will officially be entering a level 4 lockdown from 11.59pm tonight for the next three days.

This means that our preschool will be closed until Monday the 23rd of August.

We are unsure if our doors will officially be reopening on this date, but we will keep you updated on this page, our whānau page and through the weekly newsletter. This will depend on what our government decides is the next best step considering the circumstances.

We will also pass on any advice we receive from the ministry of education and ministry of health.

If you have any questions or concerns, you are welcome to email us or message through our this page.

Stay safe, stay at home, and we look forward to seeing you all again soon ♥️

Arohanui,

The team at St Albans Community Preschool

11/08/2021

Free childcare if you would like to take part in this very important opportunity!

Photos from St Albans Community Preschool's post 13/07/2021

This cafe is run by one of our very own parents! We have all eaten there as a team in the past and love the kind and welcoming atmosphere. Have a look at their menu and please stop by for a coffee!

https://www.facebook.com/BlackDiceEatery/

07/07/2021

🚨 IMPORTANT MESSAGE 🚨

Kia ora koutou katoa, we must emphasise the importance of keeping our preschool children at home if they are unwell or show any symptoms of the Respiratory Syncytial Virus.

This is a virus that is spreading throughout New Zealand at a rapid rate and effecting our most vulnerable; our infants, toddlers and young children.

As a preschool it is our duty to keep all of you safe. You are our community and this is where we must act responsibly.

If any tamariki show signs of unwellness at preschool, we appreciate your responsiveness to our wishes of picking them up and ensuring that they seek medical care.

Thank you for your understanding.

11/06/2021

"With summer around the corner, it’s a good time to remember we don’t need to entertain our kids.

We are a society afraid of boredom. We are addicted to entertainment and the stimulation of certain neuro centers in the brain. We are losing the ability to just be.

When we deny our children their God-given right to boredom, we are restricting their development.

Do you remember the hours you spent in boredom as a child? We would daydream in the waiting room, stare at the dust motes dancing in the sunlight, invent new games, draw, read, create, research. We were building important neuro pathways. Did we whine to our parents that we were bored? Of course! But we quickly learned that this would only lead to chores or being forced outside regardless of temperature or weather.

When we had a question, there was no Google. We had to ask another person, look it up in a book, or, gasp, ruminate on it until we found the answer within our own brains. We developed common sense and logic, because we were experiencing the world firsthand and engaging our problem solving.

So, don’t be afraid of boredom! Every generation before this one has had to learn to live with it. And they have benefited because of it.

Give your children the gift of boredom." - Homeschooling with the Classics

09/06/2021

🌟 MATARIKI NIGHT! 🌟

We invite you to our Matariki celebration Saturday 26 June 5-7pm at our preschool.

• Byo dinner for your whanau

• We ask you bring a dessert for our sharing table

• Our favourite face painter will be attending

• Fairy lights/grotto

• Disco music and dancing

• Raffle prize to be won!

We look forward to celebrating Matariki with you all 🎉

30/05/2021

Fafetai to Maddison’s aiga (family) for delivering fresh half moon pie and panikeke to us at preschool. Happy Samoan Language Week!

26/04/2021

Many thanks to Italian Ceramics for supplying us with tiles to update our kitchen area at preschool. We are also very grateful to Kyle for the time and work he put in to make this happen!!!

14/03/2021

Parents and whānau, we need your help!!!

Our lovely preschool is in need of a good tidy up. We are planning to meet next Saturday mid morning to tidy up the outdoor space and some areas inside and around the back of the building.

We know how valuable your time is, especially in the weekend and we would be very appreciative of any help.

Let us know if you’re interested in volunteering!

01/03/2021

We have decided to postpone this sundays Children’s Day celebration.

We have made this decision based off the current health crisis and recognise that it is our responsibility as a community to keep each other healthy and safe.

Children’s day will go ahead at a later date. We thank you for your generous offerings of baking and help on the day. We will of course keep you updated on when we intend to reschedule and until then, we will continue to celebrate as if every day is children’s day.

Thank you again for your understanding ♥️

28/02/2021

Kia Ora whānau,

The South Island has re-entered alert level 2 from 6am this morning. We hope you are all well and remain unaffected by this change.

As long as we are in level two, the preschool is still operating as an early childhood learning service.

Please remember to scan in and out from preschool, we have our scanning sheet at the gate and another at our front entrance door (glass sliding door).

The shelves where kai boxes and drink bottles will be moved to the kitchen so we are able to monitor them.

As always, we encourage hand washing and other hygiene management. We will provide sanitiser at the gate and the main entrance.

If you child is unwell, please keep them at home.

Arohanui.

28/02/2021

Kia Ora whānau,

Again, the South Island has re-entered alert level 2. As long as we are in level two, we are still operating as an early childhood learning service.

Please remember to scan in and out from preschool, we have our scanning sheet at the gate and another at our front entrance door (glass sliding door).

The shelves where kai boxes and drink bottles will be moved to the kitchen so we are able to monitor them.

As always, we encourage hand washing and other hygiene management. We will provide sanitiser at the gate and the main entrance.

If you child is unwell, please keep them at home.

Arohanui.

24/02/2021

Kia Ora whānau,

We see the changes in your children’s lunchboxes and thank you very much for the effort that you have all put in. You have been working together with the St Albans staff to ensure all children’s lunches are following the standards to prevent choking hazard.

We would like to remind you that items such as popcorn, marshmallow, nuts, dried fruit and those favoured Nice & Natural “Fruit Chicks” are options that are deemed as unsafe for our tamariki to bring to preschool by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education.

Thank you again for your support ❤️

22/02/2021

We are getting ready for our favourite celebration!!!

18/02/2021
16/02/2021

Have you seen our new sign?! It’s the time of year again!!

We are excited for this years Children’s Day celebration, Sunday the 7th of March 11am-1pm!!

14/02/2021

Kia Ora whānau,

As you have all heard, the South Island is entering alert level 2 from midnight tonight. As long as we are in level two, we are still operating as an early childhood learning service.

Please remember to scan in and out from preschool, we have our scanning sheet at the gate and another at our front entrance door (glass sliding door).

The shelves where kai boxes and drink bottles will be moved to the kitchen so we are able to monitor them.

As always, we encourage hand washing and other hygiene management. We will provide sanitiser at the gate and the main entrance.

If you child is unwell, please keep them at home.

Arohanui.

02/02/2021

We are sending aroha, courage and positivity to our friends who are beginning their next chapter at primary school this week. All the best! ♥️

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3 Thames Street
Christchurch

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 4pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 7:30am - 4pm
Friday 7:30am - 4pm
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