Under NEW Ownership!

Fundamentals Preschools and Nursery has recently been purchased by Dianna & Darren Jenkinson.

Di. a passionate Early Childhood trained teacher with two school aged children of her own. has come from a large not for profit organisation establishing and successfully running their ECE centre for the past 10 years.  She brings a new sense of energy to Fundamentals and has a strong vision to develop the already thriving service in order to provide stronger outcomes for children.


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Merivale – Call 03 355 1522

We believe that children deserve respect, consideration, and acceptance. Our specialised learning centre in Christchurch is staffed by happy, friendly professionals who are grateful for the daily joy of working with children. We pride ourselves on providing a caring, supportive…

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Marshland – Call 03 385 5252

We emphasize that learning should be based on love, security and fun! At Fundamentals we believe in providing the building blocks for success in learning. This comes through creating habits of the children’s mind that inspires them to want and need to learn all the time…

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We provide spacious indoor and outdoor areas with many programmes that provide not only fun, but more importantly stimulating developed learning skills. Visit Fundamentals today to discover how we can help your child stay fit, balanced and happy.

Please feel free to visit any time, we would love to meet you and your family!

Come in and see what all the fuss is about!


Our activities

  • Perceptual motor activities in our onsite GYM
  • Numeracy & Literacy, Extension class
  • Music and Dance
  • Learning programmes for 0-5 years
  • Language classes – Spanish, Te Reo, French
  • What more could you ask for – LOW RATIOS

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Our staff

FUNdamentals only employs highly skilled staff to met the top Ministry of Education standards for early childhood centres. Most of all, we love kids!

We provide structured, holistic learning in Christchurch, based on the principles of Gordon Dryden (N.Z.) and Dr Colin Rose (England)


20 Hours ECE


All children aged 3 and ovcer are entitled to the 20 hours ECE provided by the Ministry of Education.  For further information on this please contact our Centre Leaders on marshands@fundamentals.co.nz or merivale@fundamentals.co.nz