Our Prepschool

Our programme caters for children three to five years old. It inspires a love of learning and confidence and ensures a smooth transition to school.

Our daily routine includes "Mini Groups" where the children are split into three different groups relating to their age and stage of development. This is an opportunity to share news and focus on activities such as maths and literacy skills, cutting and pencil control.

Our lunchtime group is a chance for all the children to come together and work on tasks such as sequencing, sorting and seriation. We also work on learning strategies for active exploration. 

Afternoon group promotes physical activity including music and movement, drama and group games.

During our free play time children experience a variety of art activities and resources to support individual learning.

Transition to School

At Peppertree we work to ensure your child's transition to school is as smooth as possible by fostering independence, and encouringing children to take repsonsibility for themselves and their belongings.

In the afternoons the older children take part in "Green Light Group". This grouptime focuses on ensuring the children are ready for school. We work on the five key concepts of maths, literacy, self help skills, social skills and children's choice.

We have good relationships with the local primary schools and are part of the North Canterbury Early Liason Group where new entrant teachers and Early Childhood Teachers meet regularly.