St Mary's Preschool

St Mary’s Preschool is a unique learning environment based in Ōtāhuhu on our main site. For children aged 0 to 5 years from all backgrounds and ethnicities and offer families quality, affordable childcare.

Otahuhu Preschool

Children at our preschool at St Mary’s Family Centre in Otahuhu explore, discover and grow in a rich, stimulating environment where they interact with caring, supportive adults.

Like all of ATWC’s integrated services, St Mary’s aims to protect and nurture children and their families and to give them new learning opportunities.

ATWC preschools have an open-door policy. Learning begins at home and links between home and pre-school are important. We invite parents and guardians to come and experience our programmes and see how they enrich children’s at-home learning experiences.

Centre Location

Children – The heart of all we do

Ko ngā tamariki te iho o a mātou mahi katoa

Our Philosophy

The Preschool provides an affordable place where children can experience a warm, accepting and nurturing environment; so they can develop to the highest level of potential while feeling safe and secure. All staff recognise that parents / whanau are primary to a child’s wellbeing and work in partnership to achieve positive outcomes for children.

The teachers acknowledge the multicultural society that we all live in and provide a holistic way of learning that embraces this; along with the wider community.

As a team, we believe Early Childhood Education should be fun; it’s a time where lifelong attitudes and skills are taking shape.

Staff will work alongside children getting to know them, their personality and their temperament, while giving them the opportunities to make decisions and take responsibility for themselves, each other and their preschool.

We acknowledge that each child is unique with individual needs and abilities and recognise that there can be wide variation of development and readiness between children. We provide experiences that build on each child’s strengths and interests through opportunities to explore and experiment, in an environment where children are supported with their own learning at their own level.


St Mary's Preschool Fees

We support the 20 ECE hours programme for three and four year olds, and are happy to talk to you about other subsidised childcare options.

Contact St Mary's Preschool


    027 4455 477


    Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm


    10 Beatty Street, Ōtāhuhu, Auckland 1062