Testimonials

“As a parent of twins at the sandbox I like to know my babies are well looked after, as they would be at home. The family at the sandbox makes me feel that my children are an important part of the day at the sandbox.”

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Our Policies

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Papamoa Centre

Our fantastic centre is centrally located in the heart of Papamoa.

Te Puke Centre

A natural learning environment and large play spaces for children.


At The Sandbox Preschool in Papamoa and Te Puke we follow a curriculum and operational philosophy based on Te Whãriki (New Zealand’s early childhood curriculum). We document your child’s learning on a individual and a group level. Our assessment, planning and evaluation is about responding to children, their interests, and recognising potential, this is why The Sandbox Preschool has become the first choice for many local parents for early childhood education and learning in Papamoa and Te Puke.

The Sandbox Preschool can provide access to substantial support benefits including 20 free child care hours (ECE) for 3 and 4 year olds. Visit The Sandbox Preschool, or browse our website for childcare information, services and support.