Leigh Community Preschool is a ‘one of a kind’ non for profit community run preschool catering for children aged 6 months to 5 years. Located in beautiful Leigh, we have a strong connection to our local school, community and natural environment. We offer a play based learning programme which fosters our children’s independence and allows them to grow and learn in their own unique and individual way. Our children are nurtured by a highly qualified and experienced teaching team who are committed to quality teaching, learning and fun!

We have a wonderful, welcoming preschool so drop by and visit at 5 Seatoun Ave in Leigh.


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

December Newsletter

Term 4 Fees:
Please could all families pay for term 4 fees by the 15th of December so that Selena can bank them and close the books for the year. Also a reminder that January sessions must be paid weekly.  Please see Selena or Carmel if you have any queries. 
Fee increase for 2011 as follows: 

Under 2 - $40 full day,            Over 2 $32 full day                  ECE full day $12

Sessions for Term 1 from 2nd February 2011

If you wish to make changes to your child’s booking,
please advise Carmel, before Wednesday 15th of December 2010 thank you.

Fundraiser Event  -  Coming up………….
Premier Movie Night @ Matakana Cinema
Thursday Feb 24th – 8pm, NZ Film “Love Birds”
$20 tickets tell all your friends and family,
 for more info phone Megan – 4226 507
 or email

Final Gala Profit
After all the calculations have been made our final profit was
well done!

First day back for January session is Wednesday 5th of January 2011 and the first day back for term 1 is Wednesday 2nd of February 2011. The last day is Wednesday 15th of December 2010.

A HUGE thank you to all the parents who have helped on the committee or who have supported the centre this year, your support is greatly appreciated !!

All the teachers and staff would like to extend their best wishes
over the Christmas and holiday season and look forward to seeing you all next year.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
from Vicki, Jennie, Rachel, Jenny, Bree, Adrienne, Rae, Selena, Sheena and Carmel

Gala Sponsors


Leigh Fisheries
New World Supermarket
Barfoot and Thompson
Fruit Plaza
Hamlet Grove
Liberty Park
Bloom Saloon
Matakana Pharmacy
Cobara Authentic Foods
The Salty Dog Inn
Snells Beach Liquor Store
Splash Water Specialists
Furniture To Go
Guthrie Bowron
Zeffer Brewing Company
Oakhill Vineyards
Ti Point Reptile Park
Hush Hair
Matakana Automotive
The Diner
The Pottery Cafe
18 Hole Mini Golf
Wellsford Home and Garden
New Dimensions Hair Studio
Eftpos Now
Natural Instinct
Eco Store
Corys Electrical
National Bank
Ascension Wine Estate
Bella Fuego
Morris & James
Omaha Beach Golf Club
Red Letter Day
Matakana Liquor
Noir Blonde
Snells Beach Dive & Fish
Warkworth Vets
Lynn Garner & Pete Matheson
Echoi Valley Olives
Te Hana Nurseries
Leigh General Store
Leigh Motors
No. 18 Fish & Chips
4 Square, Matakana
The Vintry
Matakana Cinemas
The Pizza Co.
Ransom Wines
Intimate Apparel
The Glass Bottom Boat
Windfall Foods
Leigh Fire Brigade
Frick – 'Lamb on the Spit' Extraordinare
Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Jasons Products
Repco, Warkworth
Goat Island Beach Hire
Matakana Market Kitchen
Middleton Transport
Office Max
Mc Entee Party Hire
Forget-Me-Not Florist
Goat Island Camp Ground
Middleton Transport
The Circuit Room
Ti Point Vineyards
Goat Island Drive
Shadze in Leigh by the Sea
Katrina Hunter
Paul Lee
Leigh School
Mitre 10
Bin Inn
Super Liquor
Brick Bay Wines
Stubbs Butchery
Cameron Auto Services
Franklins Pharmacy
Charlie's Gelato
Southern Patrika Ltd
Brookview Tearooms
Way Beyond Organics
Mrs Jones
The Bridgehouse
Rusty Pelican
Matakana Marine
Moana on the Basin: Seafood Bazaar
Gull Service Station, Matakana
Super Kids Supplies
Revival Clothing
Warkworth Horseriding
Wilmot Motors
Skycity Auckland
Whangateau Campground
Kodak Express
Warkworth Golf Club
Ascot Optics
Warkwoth Boat and Fishing
Oysters, Matakana

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Monday, 13 December. Leigh Pre School Christmas Beach Party

Much fun was had at Matheson Bay for our Christmas party. 

Perfect swimming conditions led to nearly all the children taking to the water to burn off some of that energy and make way for a feast of bbq sausages, fish and yummy salads. 

We felt lucky (and some, a little scared) to get a visit from Santa armed with presents for every child.

Topped off with ice creams and cakes - a fab party!  Thank you to the teachers for organising and helping out with bbq and to parents for bringing along food.

Wednesday, 1 December. Kapa Haka Christmas Concert.

The pre-schoolers joined three local 'big' schools (Leigh School, Pakiri School and Mahurangi College) and wowed the audience at the Marae near Leigh!

Excellent dancing and singing from our under 5's who performed with confidence and pride.  Practice at school has been taking place every Friday morning for a few months now and it certainly paid off.

It was a real treat to see all the groups on such a perfect sunny evening in the most beautiful surrounding of the Marae.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Our Under Two Area

Look at how amazing our play area is for the under 2's. 
Everything labelled, organized and easy to reach for the littlie's

A cosy reading nook and gorgeous little Christmas display

Learning the alphabet!

Nappies perfectly laid out and labelled for each child; what an organized changing station we have!

Birthday and Family Board

Playing Outdoors

We are all ready to play outside in the wonderful sunshine.....
Here's our new friend, Mr. Scarecrow

Very important to wear our hats!!