Just Kids Preschool

Just Kids Community Preschool has been servicing our local community in the east side of Christchurc Just Kids Community Pre-School first opened in July 2003.

After 20 years in business Just Kids has developed a great reputation in our community and an excellent teaching team which cover's care and education for both under two's and over two's. Our goal is to provide excellent care for our community's preschoolers and to develop in all children a passion to live, a respect for people and whanau and a hunger to learn. If you are looking for a community p

Operating as usual


We hope you've all had a wonderful break.
We are back open this Monday 15th January.
Looking forward to seeing all your beautiful tamariki...


Hi whanau, The Bickerton street Preschool Christmas Party is this coming Friday, see details below


Tomorrow we are closed for the long weekend. Have a wonderful long break whanau and we will see you Monday

Photos from Just Kids Preschool's post 12/11/2023

The toddler room had fun with their outdoor hair salon. What hairstyle would you like today?
The children are developing social competence, creativity, role play, early literacy and numeracy through measuring and pouring, illustrations and text.

Photos from Just Kids Preschool's post 29/10/2023

Check out the toddler room and the exciting learning that's been happening!! Water play, growing wheat grass, making lemon playdough....

Photos from Just Kids Preschool's post 26/10/2023

The older classroom have been very busy here a Just Kids expressing themselves through creative art and music, working on early literacy, early numeracy in preparation for school, sand play - making a water way, sensory play and developing social competency.

Photos from Just Kids Preschool's post 25/10/2023

The kowhai nursery have been very creative decorating ice cakes, exploring the dinosaur kitchen, bug hunting and exploring other wonderful sensory experiences.

Creativity, fine motor skills, natural materials, exploring textures, enjoying friends and kaiako, physical coordination and so much more learning.


Our awesome student teacher Jaidyn!

Photos from Just Kids Preschool's post 02/06/2023

Also in celebration of Samoan language week the kowhai room set up this fun sensory experience for the under two tamaiti

Photos from Just Kids Preschool's post 02/06/2023

Malo to all our aiga-families
Vaiaso o le gagana
Samoan language week
Check out the Kaahurangi rooms awesome display. The children coloured in the frangipani and our beautiful kaiako Monika and Bhawna made this fantastic tree.
Galuega tele -great work


Kiaora to all our lovely whanau

Duffy book and MAGS day is coming up on Friday 12th May
We are also celebrating our Mum's, Grandmothers and Aunties so we would like to welcome you to a special morning tea to honour you all.
Children can come dressed up and we will have our annual book presentation.
For those who are new here, twice a year each child in our centre receives 2 books to take home to keep. We like to make it a special event and this year we have combined this day with our Mothers day celebration. We hope you can make it and enjoy the morning with your tamariki.
Times are as follows
JK house : 9.30am
JK Merrington : 9.45am
Bickerton : 10am
PS the teachers will be in dress up too!!!

Photos from Just Kids Preschool's post 28/03/2023

The Kowhai nursery have been creating some exciting table top experiences for the toddlers recently.
The focus has been around sensory experiences, social competency, and early literacy .
Check out these beautiful tabletop experiences!


Kia Ora/ Talofa Lava

My Name is Katie and I am the new Just Kids Centre Manager.

I just started last week and am really excited about getting to meet all of the Tamariki and Whanau represented in the Just Kids Community!

a little about myself, my husband Nate and I have 4 awesome kids ( 3 boys and 1 girl) aged 16,11,8 and 7 which 3 out of the 4 have been in Just Kids in their younger years!

When I am not in the office you can find me often on the side of a basketball court as my family run the Lions Basketball Club.

I grew up on the east of Christchurch and raise my family on the east so am very passionate about the Christchurch East community

I will be based in the office next to Bridget at Bickerton so please do pop in and say hello as I would love to get to know you and your Whanau


Happy New Year for 2023!

We look forward to seeing you from tomorrow onwards!


Enjoy the holidays 😀


A visit from some very special people today......

Photos from Just Kids Preschool's post 12/12/2022

Some pics from today's Christmas Party!

It was an awesome day full of fun in the sunshine, celebrating Christmas.

Your child's teachers will post more photos on Storypark.


Schedule for the JK Children's Christmas Party, Monday 12th December.



Hi All,

Due to the weather, we have chosen to postpone today's Christmas Party.

The event will now be on Monday 12th December from 11am - 3.30pm.

Bouncy Castles, candy floss machine and a visit from Santa who will give every child their Duffy Books for Christmas!

Ice-cream truck is booked at 1pm.

The Merrington & Pages centres will organise an excursion for a period of time that suits them. If your child attends either of those centres, they will let you know the details.

Will be heaps of fun and we hope you can join us at any time during the celebration!

Renee and the JK Team.


Two sleeps until the JK Children's Christmas Party!

Friday 2nd December, 5.00 - 6.30pm.

Bring fish & chips or a picnic for your family and come to enjoy the activities.


Christmas Party 2022!!

Photos from Just Kids Preschool's post 24/08/2022

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Here is what we have been up to this morning in the Kahurangi room.

Having heaps of fun decorating biscuits with icing and sprinkles, and then eating them alongside their friends! Look at the beautiful smiles on all of their faces!

Hope you all are having a fun-filled day too

Kahurangi Team, Bickerton Street

Photos from Just Kids Preschool's post 01/06/2022

Talofa lava,

3 days in to Samoa Language Week and the tamaiti (children/tamariki) in the Kahurangi Room have been learning a lot about Samoa.

Check out the leis they made, a tapa cloth created today as well as trying yummy chop suey!


Tomorrow....Tuesday 24th May

Duffy Book Day
Dress up as your favorite book character
Receive 2 x books to take home and keep!


One of our most favorite times of the year!

Duffy Book Day - Tuesday 17th May

☆☆Moved to Tuesday 24th May


Kia ora, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Kia orana, Nameste, Bonjour, Halò, Hello

Mothers Day is nearly here and we would like to have a celebration of our own for all the lovely mums, aunties, grandmas, nanas and special people in the children's lives.

We hope you can make it!


Have a blessed Easter everyone! Enjoy your long weekend.

We look forward to seeing you next week.

From all of us at JK xx

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81 Bickerton Street

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
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