The early years of a child’s learning make a significant difference to the way they develop and go on to learn throughout their lives. Getting it right at this vital stage will build the lifelong foundations of success.
At The Cat’s Pyjamas children and families are at the heart of everything we do.
Privately owned and operated, The Cat’s Pyjamas Preschool & Nursery is committed to providing quality care and early childhood education. Our commitment to quality is reinforced by excellent ratios, qualified, experienced and caring teachers and a well-resourced core curriculum that considers and challenges all aspects of a child’s learning and development.
The Cat’s Pyjamas Preschool & Nursery is pleased to be offering parents up to 20 Hours FREE ECE for all 3, 4 and 5 year old children.
Top Cats Before & After School Care operates from our West Melton centre, providing quality before and after school care for children attending West Melton School.
Our teachers are our most valuable asset. We truly care about our team, who make The Cat’s Pyjamas very special.
We are committed to staffing our Centres with qualified, passionate and caring people who believe in our vision, values and philosophy. All of our dynamic team participate in on-going professional development, to ensure that we continue to provide the very best in care and education. As educators we are on a lifelong journey and continued reflection on our practice is a vital part of our pedagogy at The Cat’s Pyjamas.
Our Whānau Community
Parents, whanau and caregivers are acknowledged as first teachers and it is our aim to work with you to help your child develop into a happy, healthy, confident learner.
Being a parent is one of toughest and most fulfilling things we will ever do. It provides many challenges along the way. Through years of working with children, our team, collectively, has a great deal of knowledge and experience of child development. We encourage open dialogue and healthy conversation around all keys areas of your child’s development. Whether you have questions about toileting, challenging behaviours, eating or sleeping, we are happy to listen and share ideas.
You can rest assured that you have made the right decision when choosing The Cat’s Pyjamas.
We offer a safe, warm and nurturing environment for your child. Our purpose-built facilities are bright, open and spacious, with a wide range of developmentally appropriate equipment and resources. At The Cat’s Pyjamas children encounter environments where creativity, imagination and the wonder of learning thrive. We are open 50 weeks of the year, Monday to Friday 7.30am to 6.00pm.
Our stimulating educational programmes are based on the principles of Te Whariki - the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum. At The Cat’s Pyjamas we believe that when children are ‘learning to learn‘ they are gathering the skills, knowledge and dispositions to be able to cope with the diverse challenges of life, including the challenge of starting school. Our teachers create a learning environment that is rich in materials and interactions, with opportunities for children to practice choosing, thinking, negotiating, problem solving and taking risks.