Footprints Preschool, Waihi

Learning impressions, lasting for life.

Footprints Preschool, Waihi

Building relationships, so...

Footprints Preschool, Waihi

Confidence grows, so...

Footprints Preschool, Waihi

Play abounds, so...

Footprints Preschool, Waihi

You feel at home, so...

Footprints Preschool, Waihi

The world is yours.

Footprints Preschool, Waihi

Footprints Preschool

Welcome to Footprints

Footprints is located near the heart of Waihi town. We are a purpose built centre with a large and varied natural outdoor environment that has been designed to encourage children to connect with nature.

Our centre consists of two spaces.

The 0-2 year olds area - Our Soul Room - Here your toddler will explore the world around them in a natural grassed area, and sandpit haven, complete with water cascade. While your infant will experience plenty of new sights, smells, sounds and tastes safely inside or outside.

The 2-5 year old area - The Heart Room - Here your child will spend much of their day outdoors, exploring and creating in the sandpit, loose parts barked area, mud kitchen, and mini stream. They will create masterpieces with art activities, build in the carpentry area or zoom around on the bikes.

Our Soul Room sits within our Heart Room, so strong connections are maintained between the two spaces.

More About Us

Footprints Preschool

Our Philosophy

“Learning impressions, lasting for life” is the core belief that the learning and experiences that your child will acquire at Footprints, will benefit them, not only to be ready for school, but to be ready for the rest of their lives.



"While the centre is amazing on it's own, with areas to inspire any child's imagination; it is the staff that really sets Footprints apart. You are truly made to feel part of the family. Parent with an under two and over two child."

Parent with an under two and over two child.

"Thank you Footprints for the wonderful care and education you have provided to our boy. He has thrived with you and you have prepared him well for starting his new centre."

Erin - parent of an under two child

"Have really appreciated everything that footprints has done and offered!!! You guys are amazing and will always promote the work you have done"

Parent of special needs child