Locally Owned and Operated!

Halswell Quarry Preschool is an early learning centre like no other. We are proudly owner/operated and strive to provide the very best environment for your child to flourish.


Our centre and teachers inspire curiosity, foster creativity and support discovery with a variety of sensory rich experience spaces. Children are encompassed with varying learning and play spaces and the natural environment is centralised to all children’s inquiring minds.

What makes us Unique?

From the moment you arrive at Halswell Quarry Preschool, it doesn’t feel like your average preschool, that’s because it’s not!


Our warm and friendly staff will welcome you to a sensory rich home-away-from-home, designed with the elements of what makes growing up in New Zealand special.

From our unique central rainforest, an oasis for rest and discovery, to our spacious learning rooms and outdoor natural play areas.

Here you will find; real grass and trees, water play, heights, tunnels and dark sensory caves, along with loose parts play to let your children create and reimagine their own play equipment.


We provide as many real-life experiences as possible with spontaneous visitors to the preschool and exciting field-trips to visit nearby parks and farmland.

We offer extra curricular experiences including sports programs, outdoor cooking, music & dance, yoga and mindfulness and a transition to school programme.

We offer in home visits for all enrolling families.


We offer online daily reflections which document the children’s days in photos and narrative to all families. In addition we plan Performance Evenings, a Celebration of each term for you, your child and families members to come and view your child’s learning and participate in an evening of fun.


We have an on site chef that provides all meals.


We are open Monday to Friday 7.30-6.00


We offer 20 Hours ECE.