Earth Inspired Pre-school Learning

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Nature Preschool is a Gaia (Earth) inspired™ childcare centre situated in Clive, between Napier and Hastings in Hawke’s Bay. We provide children with a caring, nature play-based program that supports their holistic growth.

We are a small and popular centre in high demand (licensed for 27 children aged from 3 months to 6 years). We offer a ‘home away from home’ environment for our local families; a truly unique experience with our natural setting and huge backyard (total site is over 46 sqm per child!). We know from feedback that these are some of the reasons why families drive over 10 km from Napier and Hastings for their children to experience our special place.

Our experienced, qualified and caring team of teachers are here to support and encourage children to find the wonderment in “learning from nature, not just about nature”. We provide a rich program that values learning outside, and we believe that the dirtier and the more nature-based play children get during the day, the more well-rounded, balanced, understanding and more resilient they will be later in life.

Looking after Papatūānuku (Mother Earth), by refining our sustainable practices and developing awareness to our local environment, is essential to us and is weaved through our local curriculum.

Contact us now to check our waiting list or book a tour:

Contact Nature Preschool New Zealand

Phone: 06 870 1000


Address: 4 Hicks Lane, Clive (~10 mins from Napier or Hastings)

Hours: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm 

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