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

Welcome, Haere Mai. We took over Donald Street Pre-School on the 27th of August 2012 to continue the vision of Cath Marr who opened the Pre-School in 2006. We live above the Pre-School with our 2 daughters Millie and Imogen. 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.  

Michelle Tyler

Welcome, Ni Hao, Kia Ora. I am Michelle and I totally love being at Donald St Monday to Friday spending time with all the children and their families. Children and the way they learn are a never ending source of fascination for me. I have an added interest in special needs children and how they learn, having had three myself.

Harriet Varney

Kia Ora, my name is Harriet Varney and I am new to Wellington, hailing from Wanaka in the South Island. I have completed my bachelor of early childhood teaching and am now so lucky to be a part of the teaching team here at Donald Street. I love the atmosphere here and feel as part of a family with all the tamariki and kaiako. In my spare time you can find me out and about getting to know my new home or reading books and listening to music.  

Freya Clayton

Kia Ora!! My name is Freya Clayton, I was born and raised in Nelson but have lived in Wellington for the past 4 years. I am currently studying at Victoria University in my final year of the early childhood degree. I came to Donald Street for one of my teaching practicums and absolutely fell in love with the philosophy, the staff and the children. I feel at home here and feel so lucky to have the opportunity to work here while on my final year of study. In my spare time you can find me playing my guitar, spending time with my friends and watching movies or reading a book.