We look forward to
welcoming you

Welcome to Mercury Bay Preschool, in the beautiful Whitianga. Our passionate staff are dedicated to providing a warm and nurturing environment for your child's early years.

At Mercury Bay Preschool, we embrace the rich natural surroundings and integrate them into our educational approach. We implement Te Whāriki curriculum, ensuring that each child's learning journey is tailored to their unique strengths, interests, and needs.

We understand the importance of strong partnerships with parents/whanau and actively collaborate with them to align our teaching practices with their aspirations for their children. Together, we create a supportive and inclusive community where every child thrives.

Join us at Mercury Bay Preschool, where passionate staff, the beauty of beachside living, and a carefully crafted curriculum come together to create an exceptional early childhood experience for your little ones.

Our purpose is to provide a nurturing and enriching early learning experience that celebrates the uniqueness of every child.

We prioritise holistic development, fostering curiosity, creativity, and well-being. We do this through strong relationships with families and our community. We create an inclusive environment that values cultural diversity and prepares children for lifelong success.

WINZ subsidies

There are additional subsidies available to help families with the cost of childcare. Click below to read more about it on the Ministry of Social Development, Ministry of Education and WINZ websites, or feel welcome to contact us, we are more than happy to help guide you through this process.

20 Hours ECE

The Government funds the cost of children aged 3 years plus to attend early childhood education (ECE) for up to 20 hours a week. This funding is called 20 Hours ECE and is available for up to six hours a day for children in approved programmes, like our centre.

Opening Hours

Our centre hours are 8:00am – 5:15pm Monday to Friday all year round.
Our centre is closed on statutory days.

"Scientists have determined that it takes approximately 400 repetitions to create a new synapse in the brain - unless it is done with play, in which case it takes between 10 and 20 repetitions." 

Dr Karyn Purvis

07 866 4945
58 Kupe Drive, Whitianga