Welcome to The Rabbit Patch

At The Rabbit Patch we’re a little bit different… at least that’s what all the families that are a part of our great preschools say.  Our approach to early childhood is a little different.  Over the years we have found that the best and only way to really understand why we are unique is to come and see us.  If you haven’t already visited us, we’d really recommend that you come and see what we do.

For the last 27 years The Rabbit Patch has been locally owned and operated and has become a widely respected leader in Early Childhood Education. We are at the forefront of education and we live and breathe fun, discovery and imagination. Curiosity, wonder, friendships and memories are some of the things that make Rabbit Patch a special place where children and families are welcomed and nurtured.

To achieve what we have, we believe you need to get a lot of things right – we make a point of truly listening to the children’s “voice” their theories and testing their hypotheses, because we believe that’s the way they learn. (The more you get to know us, the more we will explain, given half the chance).

We have also dedicated a lot of time ensuring our classrooms are beautiful, spacious and inspiring. We utilise lots of natural light and materials to encourage the children to add their imagination and creativity. Our huge outdoor playgrounds enable scope for exploration and discovery. Our Atelier spaces allow the children to represent their thinking using their 100 Languages.

The strength of our preschool lies in the relationships we build; and further, in the sense of community that we create, both within and beyond our immediate environment.

“Children, parents, whānau and families are warmly welcomed into the preschool. There are respectful, positive and friendly relationships among children, and among adults and children.”

Education Review Office
December 2013

We trust you can see the potential for you, your family, and most importantly your child, to become a part of our much larger Rabbit Patch Family.

Jo Campbell & Gail Clarke