Rural daycare close to town
Quick facts about Old MacDonald's rural education and daycare in Hamilton.
Opened January 2016
18 staff, including 12 qualified teachers, 4 teachers entering teacher training, Manager, Administrator, Staff & Education Manager, Chef and Support staff – plus our equestrian and swimming instructor.
74 daycare spaces for children from six weeks to school age.
Learning programme based on the New Zealand National Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whariki.
A 500sqm purpose-built modern barn surrounded by two acres of grass, trees, vegetable gardens and natural play areas, with a planned native forest and food forest.
Three rooms, The Seedlings (up to 2’s), The Shoots (2-3 ½) and The Sapling’s (3 ½ - school age), each with a built-in fireplace, heat pumps and air conditioning.
Natural play environment and materials with a focus on sustainability.
Home-cooked meals, with ingredients home-grown in our gardens and orchards by our staff and children (this is a free service and not built into your fees).
Swimming lessons and pony riding lessons available with experienced qualified instructors.
Rural daycare located only 7.8km from Hamilton city centre (map).
Full day or mini sessions (6.5 hours). Half days are not offered.
Open Monday - Friday, 7:15am - 5:30pm