We create stimulating learning environments where children are motivated and able to flourish and achieve their full potential as well as feel a sense of fulfilment in their own learning.

Education Review Office - Comments

Children experience positive learning interactions with their teachers and other children. Routines occur in a calm and unhurried manner. A good balance between structured and free time provides children with meaningful opportunities to enjoy group time, make friendships and pursue activities of greatest individual interest.

Education Review Office - Comments

Babies and toddlers are well supported through respectful and nurturing interactions and relationships with teachers. Teachers are responsive to children’s individual emotional and physical needs. Learning programmes in the nursery are developed from observing children’s interests and needs. Young children in this area have ongoing opportunities to freely explore their environment and follow their own interests.

Our centre

We provide three separate areas of teaching to meet the different learning and care needs of children at various stages of development. The teacher to child ratio is higher than required by the Ministry of Education, and our specialist teachers have strengths in infant child care and development, literacy and numeracy, music, art and physical development, among other curriculum areas.



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2020 Healthy Heart GOLD Award

12August, 2020

We are very proud to announce that Minerva House has once again been awarded the Healthy Heart Gold Award. This is the highest award possible and we have been awarded…

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Steve and Janine

Thank you so much for making our sons "preschool life" such an amazing experience. He has been so happy and adores you all.

Kath and Ben

Many thanks for all that you've done for Thomas (and Dylan) over the last 5-6 years! It has been a pleasure, we will miss you all very much.

Kirsten and Cain

A big thank you to you both for the care and support of Oscar and Lucas. They couldn't have had a better start at such a great school.
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90 McFaddens Road, St Albans, Christchurch