Welcome to Peppertree Preschool

Peppertree Preschool is a family run and operated Preschool. Owned by Richard and Jeanette Allison it is located on half an acre in a beautiful character villa. We offer three separate inside and outside environments. Our Nursery caters for children from birth to two years, the Preschool for two to three year olds and the Prepschool for the older children.

We also own and manage Poppies Preschools in Christchurch and Little Peppertree Preschool located next door to Peppertree Preschool for children two to five years of age. See Little Peppertree for more information.

We pride ourselves in offering a quality programme for your children, with lower than required ratios.

We have committed and passionate qualified teachers and have our own relieving staff to ensure consistency at all times.

We are proud of our beautiful natural playgrounds and use of sustainable resources.  Our playgrounds include fruit trees, vegetable gardens, a worm farm and at Peppertree we have a hen area where children can collect eggs. 

We have joined the Enviroschools programme and are committed to furthering our sustainability. As part of this children will learn lifelong skills which will enable them to protect and care for their environment and each other.

This is what some of our parents say about us at Peppertree

"I would highly recommend Peppertree.  My boys love going to preschool and they are so happy.  The teachers are fantastic and they always exceed my expectations.   It is a fantastic environment" - Fiona Turner

"Peppertree is very supportive of the whole family, genuinely interested in all aspects of a child's development and has great communication. Children are allowed to be children and enjoy a lot of free play" - Sarah O'Mara

"Such a warm and homely environment with lovely, long lasting staff- would recommend to everyone and will really miss being a part of it all" - Mel Middlemiss

"Could not have wished for more in a preschool family for all three of my girls" - Joni Howe

We welcome all feedback at Peppertree. Please click here to contact us.



Latest Peppertree News!

We currently have limited vacancies from birth to five years at Peppertree Preschool and from two to five years at Little Peppertree Preschool. Please come and visit !

Our latest Newsletter is out. Click here to read this

Latest ERO Report

The Education Review Office (ERO) said this about us on their recent visit. 

"Children have positive relationships with their teachers. Teachers make good use of their knowledge of each child to provide a wide range of activities and experiences that build on children's interests, knowledge and understandings. The centre is well presented and resourced"

Click here to read ERO's full report.

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