Information For Parents

Information for Parents


“So be sure when you step,
step with care and great tact.

And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed?
You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you’ll move mountains.

We know that your child’s well-being and education is a priority for you - choosing a centre can be a big decision. We value open communication with families and hope to be a valuable resource in the adventures of parenting. We love to talk to you and discuss your family and child’s needs and interests.

Fees and Enrolments

Our standard fees and enrolment structure is outlined below, if you have any questions please ask us. Molly’s Preschool also offers the “20 hours ECE” subsidy for 3, 4, and 5-year-old children. Some parents may also qualify for a WINZ subsidy, we are happy to give you information for this.

*Our fees include food

2-3 Years old 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days
Short Day (9am-4pm)  $130 $170 $200 $225
Long Day (7:30am-6pm)  $175 $230 $270 $300


3-6 Years Old with 20 ECE 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days
Short Day (9am-4pm)  $70 $95 $115 $125
Long Day (7:30am-6pm)  $120 $150 $180 $200

Nutritious Meals

Molly's preschool teams up with Nurture Kids to provide healthy and fresh meals for our children. Nurture Kids is a locally owned and operated food catering company established in 2017 by owners Frith Griggs and Kristin Burns. Our meals are cooked from scratch, using the best quality and seasonal ingredients. Nurture Kids have an excellent reputation, and recently they have been selected as the preferred supplier for the Ka Ora, Ka Ako Healthy School Lunches programme. 

Monday is our special "little chefs" day. Our teachers prepare meals with children onsite.

For more information please visit

You can download our menu here


What to pack for your child

We provide a range of learning experiences, some of which can be messy but are valuable parts of the learning process.  We advise dressing your child in clothing that is comfortable and suitable for active play.  

  • Our fee includes nutritious meals, you don't need to prepare meals for your child.

  • A schoolbag that is clearly labelled with your child's name.

  • Two changes of clothes, all clearly named.

  • A clearly named sunhat for summer or warm hat, jacket and gumboots for winter.

  • For children in nappies, please supply enough nappies for the session/day (5-6 nappies are recommended for a full day).

  • A named drink bottle, please note we have filtered water on tap.


At Molly's Preschool we believe there's no such thing as bad weather just bad clothing!  If you are happy for your child to explore the outdoors in changeable weather, please provide suitable wet weather gear.




At Molly's we use Storypark to help keep parents up-to-date with what their children have been doing and the progress they are making.

Storypark allows us to post daily photos, share learning stories, images and documents with you via a secure online portal. As a parent you can comment or share any helpful information with us. 

Using this helps us to make connections with parents and whanau beyond the usual parent/teacher interactions that happen at drop-off and pick-up. It also enables you to share your child's activities with wider family such as grandparents who may live elsewhere in New Zealand or overseas.




We keep a very close eye on our children and always alert parents immediately to any signs of illness. However we ask that you keep your child home should they display the following symptoms:

  • A temperature over 38 degrees Celsius

  • Coloured discharge from your child's nose

  • Unidentified rash or spots

  • Inflamed throat or eyes

  • Severe cough not linked to asthma or breathing disorder

  • Vomiting or diarrhoea (this can return 48 hours after the last symptom)

  • Head lice


Tip: If you have other children at home who are sick, please don't be afraid to let us know. Sometimes a day of less active, one on one indoor activities might be all a child needs to allow their immune system to fight off a bug.



Toilet Training

At Molly's Preschool we want to work collaboratively with you to support any toilet training that you are doing at home.  


If your child is not yet toilet trained don't worry - we have a lovely, fun and hygenic nappy changing area ready for them.  Simply pack enough changes of nappies (and clothes) in their school bag.  


When toilet training begins let us know and we'll provide you with our toilet training tips and tricks sheet! Remember to pack plenty of changes of clothes during this time as accidents are unavoidable and a very normal part of the toilet training process.  By encouraging routine toilet times (eg: before naps) throughout the day, good toileting habits can easily be formed.