Our Team...

"We're all working together - that's the secret",  Sam Walton (Walmart Founder)

Fern Garden has higher ratios of teacher / child than the minimum Ministry of Education requirements. This is to ensure the highest focus and attention are given to your child’s safety, immediate needs, learning observations and professionally written learning stories.




     Ministry of Education standard Fern Garden Preschool & Childcare Centre
Under 2               1 teacher : 5 children

  2 teachers : 5 children  (among best in NZ)

Over 2               1 teacher : 10 children                         1 teacher : 8 children

Our team has excellent teaching expertise, qualifications, experience, and ongoing professional development support for continuous improvement. Together they make up a well balanced, energetic and passionate team with a team philosophy that reflects a genuine commitment to bring out the best in your child's learning and development.

Fern Garden has also committed to ongoing professional development for ALL of its teachers in a "rising tide lifts all boats" philosophy. At a time (July 2011) when the Government cut all funding for provisionally registered teachers (in centres above 80% qualified levels), Fern Garden injected even more investment into its team than ever before. They engaged the professional services of Meadows Space for several months, whose focus was on coaching each teacher at Fern Garden along their individual journey of the Registered Teacher Criteria. The building blocks have supported Fern Garden's continuous improvement philosophy to always better our provision and outcomes for children, parents and whanau.