Fundamentals Marshland Preschool 

Our Preschool, located on the corner of Preston’s and Marshland’s Roads, has a HUGE outdoor space for your children, an onsite gym and ample parking. We are licensed for children aged over 2 years old and maximise the use of our spacious indoor and outdoor environments. 

At Fundamentals we believe in providing the building blocks for success in learning. This comes through creating habits of the children’s mind that inspire them to want and need to learn all the time.These foundations are established in the formative years (0-6years of age). The way to achieve a successful framework is to provide, right from the start, a stimulating, challenging, exciting and fun environment that will assist the children to develop their natural abilities through individual and collective learning opportunities.

The environment at Fundamentals Preschools & Nursery provides children with opportunities to take charge of their own learning, to become risk takers and grow, learn and discover with their friends. 

Fundamentals Marshland provide low ratios being 1 teacher to every 8 children.

Fundamentals Marshland Preschool Pedagogical Statement

Fundamentals Preschool promotes a learning community through positive reciprocal, respectful and responsive relationships in a health-conscious environment that is value rich. 



Our School Wide Pedagogy Promotes

  • Moving to learn
  • Structured learning through play
  • Individualised goal based learning

It is a pedagogical approach that aligns to NZ national early childhood curriculum ‘Te Whariki’.


A health conscious

Value-rich environment that fosters positive relationships in a learning community

This includes:

  • Creating a community of learners through positive communications
  • Embracing tripartite collaboration between staff, parents and teachers
  • Supporting children as individuals and competent learners
  • Encourages children to be adaptable and innovative learners
  • Individual responsibility for behaviour and outcomes in a supportive environment. 


  • Participate in ongoing professional development
  • Listen to children, families and one another
  • Interested in children’s whanau and how we can work together
  • Use the environment to learn
  • Incorporate daily gym programme in our curriculum
  • Encourage children engagement through a variety of learning styles.

Planning documents are expected to show the relationship between the teachers’ aim and objectives and the activities coming out of the aims.