The Cat’s Pyjamas Story

“One of the main reasons we chose The Cat’s Pyjamas was the welcoming feel of the Centre and their focus on family. We love that it is locally owned and operated.” – Anna & Chris

To us, family is everything.  We are passionate about creating early childhood centres that reflect the family values that were instilled upon us as we grew up in New Zealand.

The Cat’s Pyjamas Preschool & Nursery Rolleston opened its doors in 2009 and the West Melton centre followed in 2012. With backgrounds in early childhood education and project management, and four young children, we could not find a Centre in our community that we believed offered what we wanted for our children -    a safe, welcoming and nurturing environment, spacious indoor and outdoor play spaces, quality ratios with age-appropriate group sizes, and qualified, caring and passionate teachers.

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Our vision of creating places that are rich in happiness, learning and fun has remained the same over the years.

Every decision we make comes from the heart.  Our aim is to provide beautiful spaces that are full of happy, nurtured and challenged children, where the wonder of learning thrives.

Equally, we truly care about our team. We believe in a culture of gratitude and appreciation, and in valuing and celebrating teachers as well as children for their individual differences.

With four children ourselves, we know that choosing an early childhood centre is hard.  We also know that trusting your precious little ones in someone else’s care is harder.

We aim to make this decision as easy as possible. We want to take away the fear and to replace it with a feeling of security and excitement.

We hope that you will enjoy the experience from the moment you walk in our doors. Come in and discover the difference.

Tracy & Gavin Summerfield

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