Portobelo Preschools are privately owned New Zealand preschools. The owner operator, Lyn Eder, is a local resident who is a Registered Midwife and Nurse. Lyn worked for 19 years as a Plunket Nurse in Christchurch, overlapping with 10 years tutoring in Maternal and Child Health at Rangi Ruru Early Childhood College.
Your child is important to us, as we know that creating the right preschool experience for your baby or child will make a positive difference in their attitudes, friendships and social abilities, and their life-long ability - and desire - to learn.
We have a natural outdoor environment - grass and trees! - and use natural resources inside too. Children learn through their senses, and by having opportunities to explore and express themselves. We provide ways for this to occur easily, and use the environment as another 'teacher'. As part of our Reggio Emilia approach, 'respect, responsibility and community' are important, as are creative thinking, exploration, creative expression, listening to children, and encouraging them follow their interests.
What makes us different?
We value every child as an individual, finding the best path for them. We offer warm, personal and caring teaching through fun and exciting activities. Our team strives to make a positive impact of the life of every child in our care.