Queen Margaret Preschool is a co-educational inner city Preschool for boys and girls aged three and four years old. Our small and friendly Preschool places great importance on developing a close relationship between the child, teacher and the family.


We implement a programme using two curriculum frameworks: Te Whāriki and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP).


The programme is shaped by the belief that young children are capable learners and are well positioned to acquire early literacy and numeracy skills.

Transition to the Junior School

The transition for girls into the Queen Margaret College Junior School is seamless as it is located nearby which creates a sense of familiarity and confidence.


Children’s portfolios are available for parents online through Storypark. Portfolios provide parents with invaluable information about their child’s learning and development.

Enrolment Fees

Queen Margaret Preschool’s fees are competitive within the Wellington region and is open 48 weeks of the year. The Preschool is open Monday to Friday 7.30am – 5.30pm.

Preschool Staff

We have a highly qualified and experienced teaching team who share the same teaching philosophy and committed to facilitating a high quality education and nurturing environment for children.

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Emily Domican – Head of Preschool

Emily has a Bachelor of Education from Victoria University and has more than ten years teaching and management experience in the early childhood sector. Emily is committed to implementing high quality early education programmes and believes that the Queen Margaret Preschool provides children with the foundations that they need for future learning within a nurturing and fun environment.

Her personal interests include exercise, music, film and spending time with family, including her two daughters.

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  • ERO Report

    Read the latest Education Review Office (ERO) reports on Queen Margaret Preschool.

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    Preschool Uniform

    Our online shop makes purchasing uniform quick and easy with all uniform requirements available online.

  • Request a Preschool Tour

    You are welcome to visit us anytime to experience Queen Margaret Preschool.

  • Contact Us

    Call Queen Margaret Preschool directly on +64 272253338

Preschool News

A child with a dog mask holding a "Dog Man" book
Full of imagination

The Preschool has been full of imagination and stories in Term 3. Children have learnt about the different ways people can tell stories, from books, to puppets, to drama and…

Centenary celebrations a hit

The Poly Club performs at the Cocktail function Nearly 1,000 people turned up to celebrate Queen Margaret College’s Centenary Weekend at the beginning of June. Old Girls, past and present…

Preschool children hang pictures of dinosaurs on the wall.
Prehistoric in the Preschool

Preschool students followed their interests in the prehistoric era by investigating dinosaurs. Students discovered dinosaurs through arts and crafts, role playing, storytelling and experiments. Children learnt about the different types…

QMC celebrates 100th birthday with students

Bubbles, birthday cake and even a special ice cream for staff and students marked Queen Margaret College’s first celebration of 100 years educating young women. QMC first opened its doors…

Pre-School Events

Let’s get wiggy/wacky hair day

Fundraising for the Child Cancer Foundation

Stepping into Years 1 to 3

Join us for our Stepping in to Years 1 to 3 on Wednesday 4 November. Click here to register for this event.

Stepping into Years 1 to 3

Join us for our Stepping in to Years 1 to 3 event on July 1. Click here to register for this event.