Our Te Puke Centre

Kia ora. Welcome to The Sandbox Preschool in Te Puke, where your child’s educational journey of discovery, learning, exploration and fun becomes a reality. We understand the level of trust that is placed with our staff at The Sandbox Preschool when a child is enrolled.

Our teachers and support staff are fully committed to providing the best possible safe, healthy and creative environment where children can develop, observe, learn and have fun!


Opening Times:

7.30am - 5.30pm Mon - Fri

Ages Catered For:

0 - 5 years

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Call Us:

 07 573 4120


Centre Information


A natural learning environment and large play spaces for children is what we offer families and their children at our Te Puke centre. We use only natural resources and recycled material for children to use and engage in. Our centre prides itself on the relationships we hold with our children and their families.

We have a Primary Care approach when caring for children. Every family in our centre is placed alongside a primary care teacher. This enables our children to embrace strong and lasting relationships as well as engaging in meaningful and supportive relationships with their families.

At Te Puke we care for children from 0 - 5 years, and have a license for 75 children. Our fully qualified and registered teachers provide a child centred emergent curriculum and experiences within our centre.


We support our older children in their preparation to school within the centre as well as our “Transition To School Programme” with Te Puke Primary School and Fairhaven School.

We look forward to meeting and becoming a part of your family.





 Our Location







Sandbox Preschool Te Puke

 5 Beatty Avenue
Te Puke