Our History

Northland Community Preschool began in 1989 when a small group of Northland parents identified the need for a crèche and worked tirelessly as a community to make it happen.  Even physically digging out under the community centre to create the space and the entire outdoor area.   

The preschool was opened at the Northland Community Memorial Centre and operated from the lower hall for nearly 24 years. As the preschool continued to grow and regulations changed, it became apparent that it was necessary to find our own premises. And so, our relocation process began. 

In 2010 we found and purchased the perfect place - an old hall on Mairangi Road.  The first major step of our relocation was complete but as a not-for-profit  preschool, we still had a long road ahead of us to enable us to open. So the next 2 years were a whirlwind of activity - the entire community came together and fundraised, applied for grants and identified trades and businesses that could help us.  And our heroes, the wonderful lads of the 2 Engineers Regiment, NZ Army then built us our dream! 

The teachers and parents continue to maintain this strong partnership and it’s this wonderful sense of community spirit that continues to make Northland Community Preschool so special.

Northland Community Preschool Creche 2014