The overall approach to learning aligned well with our values
I do truly believe it is the best preschool in the area
“Briar was very well prepared for school and has made a great start. She participates fully in all curriculum areas…”
My daughters transition to school was effortless and drama-free thanks to all the amazing before school prep work put in by all the wonderful teachers at Coastlands. It was evident in the level at which she was already reading and writing when she started school and noted by her teacher. Thank you Coastlands Pre-school.
We took ages not knowing where to send our little girls to a preschool. I was very reluctant to send them anywhere. I had had about three different people I knew of recommend Coastlands Preschool but wasn't sure as I had no idea what to expect. So I finally made contact and my daughter started when she was three. It was the best decision ever. She didn't need to go everyday but she was so happy there. The teachers are amazing!!! They always acknowledge the kids when they come in. They have such good structure and discipline and respect and enjoyment which I feel is so important for the safety and stability for children.
We chose Coastlands Preschool because we wanted to get our four year old son ready for school and after a few visits I was so impressed with how they get the kids prepared.
They have great structure and discipline but also teachers that show a real interest and caring in your child.
We have recently moved our boy to Coastlands Preschool. The structure in the classroom has been amazing. It has helped my boy’s learning and behavioural skills excel.
Coastlands Preschool is a loving, caring and thriving environment where children can learn while having fun in a safe and secure place. The staff become like family to the kids and parents as they grow and move through from the Kiwi room to the Pukeko room.
We absolutely love Coastlands Preschool. Every day Junior is more than happy to run into the classroom. All the staff are so friendly and full of knowledge. We feel so confident knowing that Junior is getting the best education and care we could ask for. They have such a beautiful centre, with an awesome indoor-outdoor flow which keeps the kids entertained all day. Junior is always bringing awesome pictures home that he has painted during the day and he’s always full of exciting stories to tell us about what him and his friends have been doing during the day.
My daughter absolutely loves attending Coastlands Preschool. She is always coming home with new fun facts and her writing has dramatically improved. The teachers are always so loving and I find that they strive to communicate with me at drop off and pick up times which I appreciate.
It makes me feel good knowing she is happy at her preschool.
Choosing the right preschool was a huge decision for us because we wanted Cooper to be somewhere where he was loved and cared for like we would. Coastlands Preschool had the caring family atmosphere we were looking for, and very much respected our values and beliefs. The staff are all fun and warm and Cooper is excited to come every day.
Searching all around Whakatane for the right fitting pre-school I was about to give up one day until my sister-in-law mentioned Coastlands. I thought, yeah why not, it’s on our way back to Kawerau, we may as well pop in. I felt instant aroha when we walked through the door. How at ease my son was running through the once unfamiliar rooms and playing with the other children on the playground. How at home he felt, sitting down with the tamariki and having afternoon tea with them - sharing Whaea Sue's rock melon.
Our son, Arlo, has been attending Coastlands Preschool since he was three. Initially it was only two days a week but he (and we) loved it so much we quickly moved to full-time. As a very active little boy, he has responded really well to the learning through active play approach.