Our Team

Inside we have a family home ‘feel’ with different activities in different spaces. We have a large range of excellent resources which have been sourced from overseas and locally.

Our book selection is vast and varied with bi-lingual books and also a library for the children to access to take home.

  • Enrolling children who are 2-5 years old
  • Minimum enrolment requirement: three short day sessions per week

Session options

Full Day (2-5 year olds): 8:00-5:30 (9.5 hours)
Shorter day (2-5 year olds): 8:00-3:30 (7.5 hours)

Meet the Team

Bruce and Miranda Major

Miranda and Bruce Major (Licensee/Administrator/Teachers) Welcome, Haere Mai. We took over Donald Street Pre-School in 2012 and live above the Pre-School with our 2 daughters Millie and Immie and our dog Stanley. We manage the day-to-day running of the pre-school and are very fortunate to be supported by such a wonderful teaching team.  

Hannah Ashwell

Kia Ora! My name is Hannah Ashwell. I was born and raised in the Wairarapa. I fell in love with Wellington during my study in commercial dance and I am so thrilled to be back. In my spare time I love spending time with my family and friends, dancing, and anything to do with animals. I am loving being part of the teaching team here at Donald Street Pre-School, and a part of this beautiful whānau.  

Philippa Jolliffe

Kia Ora, my name is Pip Jolliffe. I am from Wellington, and grew up on the Kapiti Coast. I spent my OE in London working as a nanny before returning to Wellington to have my own three children. I am really loving teaching at Donald Street Pre-School and being part of this team. In my spare time I am a taxi for my children and can often be seen standing on the sideline cheering them on. I also enjoy reading, gardening, walking and doing DIY to our house.  

Maddy Thompson

Kia ora! My name is Madalyn Thompson. I am in the last year of my Bachelor’s degree in English.  Once I have graduated I will be pursuing my diploma in Early Childhood Education.  I am originally from Whanganui but have lived in Palmerston North and I’m now settled in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington. I love the diversity and experiences that this place has to offer. When I first moved to Wellington in 2022 I worked as a cook in an early childcare centre and it solidified my desire to work towards my teaching diploma. In my spare time I love relaxing with a good book, trying my hand at artistic projects, or sitting with my cats!