First Steps Peachgrove

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Peachgrove - gardens
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Peachgrove - playground
First Steps Peachgrove offers a warm and caring environment, which is ever present. We offer a child-initiated learning programme with amazing support from a group of passionate Early Childhood Education (ECE) teachers.

We are a small centre licensed for 36 children aged between 3 months to 5 years old, which allows for close relationships between staff, tāmariki and parents/whānau. ERO has rated First Steps Peachgrove in the top 7% of NZ childcare centres providing positive learning outcomes for children. Our centre has very passionate teachers, and this comes through in the programme we provide and the learning environment we offer. We have an open door policy for all parents and whānau, allowing them to drop into the centre at any time during our open hours.

Our centre vision

Our tamariki's future is at the heart of the centre. We aspire to be a home away from home with a sincere connection to our community. We commit to building strong relationships with our tamariki and their whanau. We strive to ensure that our tamariki feel confident in who they are and aim to instill a love of learning and life. We are driven by the positive outcomes for every child and believe in nurturing children to become self-motivated by their interests and passions.

 Our Philosophy

  •  First Steps Peachgrove is a place where we want our children to feel a strong sense of belonging.
  • We foster a strong partnership with whanau as we believe that this is essential for the optimal growth and development for every child in our care. Children and their whanau are active in contributing to the centre through routines, rituals, and special events. We value the principal of “Kotahitanga” as we all contribute to achieve our vision.
  • Connecting with our tamariki and understanding who they are is imperative, as when children are connected emotionally, we believe that this is when the magic of learning happens.
  • When children are connected, they are then in a space where they are able to initiate meaningful play, and get along in harmony with others.
  • We believe that enhancing each other’s mana, celebrating success and fostering children’s kindness is an important life long skill to possess.
  • We rise by lifting up others.
  • We value and recognise the potential that every child brings to the centre. Children’s passion for learning is nurtured and supported. We recognise that children’s focused interests and inner passions is what motivates their learning.
  • We learn in partnership with each other.
  • We believe in the success of all tamariki - that they are happy, confident, sociable, resilient, and understand their capabilities. We empower children to have a positive attitude towards learning and life and lay the foundations for their life-long learning journey.

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Welcome to First Steps Peachgrove
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kind words from our parents


The family atmosphere is fantastic. My Son still loves to come in to see all his friends before and after school and my Daughter is so happy she never wants to come home. Our family likes that it is a smaller centre so it is a lot more personal.


I have had 2 children at this beautiful centre. I was very impressed with the care and education we received. The teachers are very passionate and it is evident they love what they do. They go above and beyond to meet the needs and learning goals of each child. They really take the time out to get to know your whole whaanau. We love the bi-cultural learning they provide. We absolutely loved that our children were able to start off their learning experience off in such an amazing loving and supportive environment.


Tongan Language Week celebrations

We love celebrating all the different cultures in our centre.

Contributing to our local Kai Pātaka

We have started a new initiative of connecting with our local community.

Bullswool Farm Trip

The tamariki at First Steps Peachgrove have been exploring the wider world recently so we went on a centre trip to the Bullswool farm. The tamariki had lots of fun feeding the animals, riding the bikes, and playing on the pla...