1. Lowest Child to Teacher Ratio in the Selwyn District

Melodies Preschool child to teacher ratio is a maximum of 7:1. This is the ratio when all children are present. Ministry regulations require 10:1 however we feel that this ratio does not allow quality teaching and learning to take place.

On average the daily ratio is 6:1 this allows your child to be well supported and engaged in meaningful play and activities that are specific to their needs and interests. We also purposely keep roll numbers low (a maximum of 34 per day) so that your child has plenty of space to explore and play at their own pace.