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: two 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 currently live above the Pre-School with our 2 daughters Millie and Imogen, and our puppy Stanley. We are actively involved in the day-to-day running of the pre-school and really enjoy providing support and being part of the teaching team.    

Harriet Varney

Kia Ora, my name is Harriet Varney. I am originally from Wanaka in the South Island - how lucky am I!? I have lived in Wellington for a few years now, but don’t think I can call myself a local yet! I completed my Bachelor of Early Childhood Education at the University of Otago and am now so lucky to be a part of the teaching team here at Donald Street where we are all a big whānau. In my spare time you can find me out and about catching up with friends, listening to music, reading books, playing netball and baking!  

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 coming back. In my spare time I love spending time with my family and friends, dancing, and anything to do with animals. I cannot wait to begin my journey as part of the teaching team here at Donald Street Pre-School. I look forward to meeting and getting to know you all and becoming a part of this beautiful whānau