Poppies Gardiners Road

Our lovely 1880's villa is located on Gardiners Road (close to the corner of Johns Road) in a large country garden with plenty of room for children to run and play.

The Preschool has three separate areas - a spacious nursery for under two year olds, a Preschool room for two to three and a half year olds and a Prepschool for the older children. All areas have access to covered verandahs and separate spacious playgrounds.

The Education Review Office (ERO) visited us in January 2020. They loved our "thoughtfully planned, easily accessible indoor and outdoor environments" that "invite children to explore nature, and imaginatively create and experience challenge".  They said "teachers know each child well and respond thoughtfully and appropriately to their emerging preferences and interests"and "children are well supported and encouraged to make choices and decisions about their learning." To read the full report click here


"Both my children have been at Poppies since it opened. During that time they have grown, learnt and had experiences that we are both grateful for. They have loved attending and the staff have always been fabulous accommodating to their needs...We cannot thank you all enough for what you have provided for our children."

Sheree & Dan Rosewarne, Poppies Gardiners Road

"A huge thank you to each and every one of you for contributing to making Lucia's Preschool years as wonderful as they have been. We appreciate everything you have done for her-both big and small. We won't forget these really special years and the wonderful people we have met along the way."

Erika & Dean O"Donnell

"You have always made Harry feel like part of the Poppies family. He has been given so many amazing opportunities, made lovely friends and created many memories. All of the teachers take such care in getting to know the children and families. Thank you so much for all you have done for Harry. We will miss you all."

Natalie Charles