Early Childhood Education

Creating a brighter future for our children

We offer 30 hours per week free (6 hours per day) for tamariki aged 3 months to 5 years old.

We are open Monday – Friday from 8am – 4pm

Come and check us out, pick up an enrolment form and join our Early Childhood whanau. If you have questions or need help to fill out forms, our dynamic teaching team can support in Māori, English, Tongan, Niuean, Cook Island Māori and Hindi.

Creating a brighter future for our children

We believe tamariki learn best in an environment that is positive, caring, nurturing and well organized with experiences that engage and motivate children. An environment that is rich and stimulating, where ideas are shared freely and there is enough resource and opportunities for learning everywhere.

We value and celebrate whānau, culture and our community. In line with our commitment to and acknowledgement of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, our philosophy is underpinned by the following pou: Ako, Whanaungatanga, Manaakitanga, Turangawaewae, Tino Rangatiratanga, Aroha, Mana & Tapu.

Early Childhood

Meet some of our Early childhood team below. Don’t hesitate to contact us.

Karen Matata

Bachelor Teaching & Learning, NZFKU Teaching Diploma, Cert. Early Childhood Management.

21 years ago she facilitated playgroups at the Māngere East Primary hall as the Early Childhood supervisor for the Māngere East Family Service Centre. Things have changed dramatically since then with a purpose built Early Childhood Centre and roll of 35 tamariki aged from birth to 5 years old.

In 2015 we celebrated the opening of our Early Childhood centre extension, which caters for a total of 75 tamariki and 12 kaiako. With increased numbers come a range of challenges however our philosophy remains the same … that all children be treated with understanding and respect and their need for education and care will be met in a safe and happy environment. Our aim is to set a sound foundation in the early years for future learning and development.

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Early Childhood Education

Creating a brighter future for our children

Social Work

Manaaki Tangata Team . Encouraging families to achieve fulfilling lives


Taiao Team. Regenerating our place

Parent Engagement

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