Hastings Preschool & Long Day Care Centre was built in 1986 as a not-for-profit centre that provides care and educational programs for children aged 0 to 6 years.
Hastings Council, Department of Housing and the local preschool management committees formed a steering committee to build the centre and hand over to a parent management committee. Today the preschool continues to operate as a community based, not for profit long day care centre and preschool.
The land continues to be leased from Hastings Council and parents continue to manage the preschool. This is an outstanding achievement and a sign of the centre’s successful operation by staff and parents each year.
Our focus is to continue the holistic approach to education and relationships that past management and educators have valued. To value the connectedness of mind, body and spirit as learning pathways in a peaceful caring environment. An environment with many opportunities for each child to use one hundred different ways to make meaning of their world.