Rural Scholars Early Childhood Learning Centre, Waimate

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Welcome to Rural Scholars


Rural Scholars Early Learning Centre is a purpose built Early Childhood centre located on 40 acres of farm land in Waimate.

Our Centre is licensed for 51 children, catering for 10 under two's and 41 over two's. The centre is separated into three learning environments.

At Rural Scholars Early Learning Centre we have passionate teachers who are either fully qualified or in training. Our teachers are specialised in all areas of teaching and learning.

The outdoor environment is very important to us, providing our children with opportunities to explore and learn on the farm regularly and getting in touch with nature is a large part of our programme.

Rural Scholars Early Learning Centre is open from 7:45am - 5.30pm Monday - Friday, with morning, afternoon or full day sessions.

Our teachers are dedicated to provide a high quality of care and education. Our aim is to ensure each and every child experiences wonder, excitement and develops a passion for learning and knowledge.

The Preschool Room provides the older three and four year olds with a room that caters for their developmental needs and prepares them for school.

We are very lucky to have a large range of animals here. Having animals provides many varied rich learning opportunities for children. Research has shown that having pets in schools has motivated children to take an interest, show enthusiasm, become more sociable, develop relationships, display respect, responsibility, empathy, self-esteem, cognitive skills and can improve their academic achievements.