Welcome to Ashburton Baptist Preschool

The Ashburton Baptist Preschool is open to all families in the community and provides a secure atmosphere where children learn new skills and be a part of a wide range of activities and experiences to build on and challenge their individual interests and learning e.g. painting, play dough, collage, puzzles, blocks, construction, cooking and family play. At the Ashburton Baptist Preschool you will encounter real authentic engagement between the staff, and your children. This relationship also extends to the families and genuine partnerships are formed with your children at the centre of these relationships. The environment is set up to foster creativity, problem-solving skills, maths, science, music, drama, language and social skills.

The Centre aims to provide a caring and supportive Christian environment to the families who choose to join us. We offer extra support to adults in times of stress and need - through clothing, transport, meals and other practical help. Our values are; Respect Manaakitanga, Relationships Whanaunatanga, and Love Aroha.


OUR VISION is to give children the best start possible so they can grow up and contribute to the world having been taught lessons of acceptance, celebration of each others culture, resilience regardless of challenge and the importance of looking after their neighbours and communities. By supporting the spiritual and academic needs of families in our community, we help prepare the next generation for the incredible journey they are setting out on.


The Centre is open from Monday to Friday from 8:00 am-5:30 pm

We close for all Public Holidays and for two weeks over the Christmas holidays.


We charge $6 per hour. We offer up to 30 hours free per week for children three and over.

Work and Income New Zealand Childcare subsidies are also available.

For more information about fees please read our ‘terms of credit’ in our enrolment packs.



Vincent Brierly


Started 2008

"I love working alongside all of the staff as we strive for excellence through authentic relationships with people places and things. I believe our centre has a strong vision and that our team treat all people with respect and aroha." 

Danielle Fletcher

Assistant Manager

Started 2010

"I enjoy being a part of a child’s learning journey and being able to advocate for infants and toddlers who are widely under estimated in society."


Emma Hewson

Administration Assistant

Started 2016

"I love building relationships with all our wonderful families. I also love working alongside a terrific team who all have great values and continuous love and care for all our families.