About Rising Stars Preschool


Rising Stars Preschool is a unique, positive and inspiring environment. Our centre provides a fun, learning and sporting atmosphere, where the teachers are passionate, dedicated and enthusiastic.

Ngā tamariki are given time to experiment and explore through a creative and meaningful programme. This builds upon their physical, social and emotional well-being. Children develop an understanding of how to keep their bodies fit and healthy.

Rising Stars Preschool works in partnership with all families/whānau and the community to ensure that their cultures, aspirations and thoughts are respected and listened to. The diversity of our learners is valued and respected through the relationships that we build. We promote open and on-going communication between parents, families, whānau and teachers.


Links to Te Whariki

Belonging: Children and their families feel a sense of belonging in an environment where links with family and wider world are extended.

Exploration: Children learn through active exploration of the environment. They learn through play – by improvising, exploring, compromising, negotiating, and being playful.

Contribution: Opportunities for learning are equitable and each child’s contribution is valued. There are equal opportunities for learning irrespective of gender, ability, age, ethnicity, or background

Communication: The languages and symbols of children’s own and other cultures are promoted and protected.

Wellbeing: The health and wellbeing of the child are protected and nurtured.

About Us

Rising Stars Preschool is a privately owned centre located inside an Indoor Sports Stadium in Waiwhakaiho, New Plymouth. The centre is a pack-away centre and is licensed for 60 children over the age of two years old.

Alongside the education and care provision, children participate in a sports programme. This programme is designed to expose children to a range of skills, as well as helping them develop an understanding of how to keep their bodies fit and healthy. All teachers are qualified, and the coaches are successful, local sports people.

Exposing children to the sporting culture is evident within our daily routines. Children learn basic skills such as catching, kicking and throwing when involved in these sessions which are administered by experienced coaches. These coaches are dedicated to extending on the children’s current skills, whilst also offering them new ones.

Rising Stars Preschool works in partnership with all families/whanau of the community to ensure that parent’s aspirations and concerns are respected and listened to. Families are encouraged to be involved in all areas of the programme where they are able to observe and acknowledge the learning that takes place during their child’s time at the centre.

Quality resources and equipment are provided enabling your child’s individual strengths to be recognised in our safe and attractive learning environment. Not to mention Rising Stars Preschool offers an impressive outdoor area and large sandpit.

We offer a free pick up and drop off service based on individual needs.

Rising Stars Preschool is located at 81B Katere Road, Waiwhakaiho.

Opening hours Monday to Friday 7.45am - 5:15pm

Closed on public holidays.


(06) 758 5044