Welcome to Portobelo Preschools. Portobelo Preschools are privately owned New Zealand preschools.
Portobelo means "beautiful harbour". A harbour is a safe place for care, maintenance, exchange, extension and the gathering of new, all-important learning aspects of preschool education.
Creating the right preschool experience for your child will make a positive difference in attitudes and the ability to learn during later school years. The licensee and owner, Lyn Eder, is a local Christchurch person who is a Registered Nurse and Midwife. She has had 19 years experience as a Plunket Nurse, overlapping with 10 years tutoring in Maternal and Child Health at Rangi Ruru Early Childhood College.
Portobelo is committed to having a team of highly trained preschool educators, most of whom have the minimum qualification of Diploma of Teaching (ECE), those that don't are working towards this. All teachers regardless of qualification continue in their professional development while they are at Portobelo.
Using ECE 20 Hours Portobelo offers free childcare sessions for all 3 and 4 year olds. Check out each centre for session times.