Staff and children at Manukau's Roscommon Kindergarten are the latest to benefit from help provided by a team of community workers.
The team was asked to assist with cleaning up the outdoor area of the kindergarten at the weekend, and spent the morning making the place look like new.
Head teacher Jasmine said when staff and children arrived on Monday morning, it looked like a completely new kindergarten.
"We'd definitely get the guys back - they were polite, great to deal with, professional and they even did their own dishes from the morning tea!"
The offenders did weeding, put bark down on the gardens, repaired the sandpit boxes, trimmed the trees and tidied around the kindergarten's fenceline.
Manukau Community Probation and Psychological Services Area Manager Darius Fagan said the weekend's work is a good example of how work teams can help in the community.
"We'd encourage other organisations to approach us for assistance and we'll do our best to help out."
Darius Fagan said offenders on Community Work were well supervised and that staff considered a range of factors before determining the type of community work project an individual offender would undertake.
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