Annabel's Educare was established in Jan 1998 and has evolved into a progressive and innovative organisation which is committed to providing quality care and education to families of the community in which each centre is situated.

As a trusted and respected leader in early childhood education, Annabel's preschool's place great importance on all children achieving their full learning potential, in partnership with Teachers, Parents and Whanau. Our many positive attributes have been demonstrated and maintained over the many years of operation. We have built an excellent reputation and strong rapport through honesty and commitment to individual children, families and their communities.

Our ERO reports are always of an extremely high calibre in which we are an approved "Quality Provider" by the Ministry of Education. As an organisation, we strongly believe in further development for the benefit of all children and therefore are always focused on the future benefits and quality outcomes for children.

Our preschool centres strive for excellence in early childhood education and this is evident through the provision of an extensive Discovery / Exploration programme, Child's Initiated Interest Programmes, Focused Group Programmes, and Children's Individual Programmes based on the early childhood curriculum, Te - Whariki and supporting documents.

Annabel's kindergartens are committed to working in partnership with parents/whanau and community, providing high quality early childhood education for all children in our care. Consistently achieving high quality outcomes for children. Learning that makes a difference for children. Individualised care and learning for children. Providing large, natural indoor and outdoor learning environments which are challenging, interactive and age appropriate for our preschool children.


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Our Brand Promise

1. Honest and open feedback about your child’s progress

2. Learning that suits your child

3. Fun and homely environment

Our Core Values

Read about our core values that shape our culture, values and identity here

Mission Statement

'To provide opportunities for quality early childhood education and care to children and their families within each community.'

The goal of education is to engage the mind

The teaching teams in our preschool centres are passionate and devoted to the delivery of a high quality programme and the best care possible. Our early childhood teachers are involved in on-going professional development to continue to keep their knowledge and understandings of theory and practice current. They participate in regular professional reflective discussion as to how this will enhance outcomes for children, the centre curriculum and link to programme planning and evaluation.

Teacher working at Christchurch preschool

Annabel’s fosters work places where teaching staff are valued contributors to enthusiastic teams, with opportunities for career advancement. 

Meet our Curriculum Leaders here.