Te Waka Childcare Centre
At Te Waka childcare centre we offer high quality early childhood education with a focus on te ao Māori me te reo Māori. We are a whanau centre offering high quality bilingual education in a multicultural environment. Tamariki are respected as individuals and their development holistically nurtured through authentic interactions and experiences.
Our bilingual centre offers learning opportunities to help tamariki understand their world, discover concepts that prepare them for the more formal learning of school and social skills to enable them to form strong, caring relationships.
Our ratios are 1:3 with the pēpi (under two) and 1:7 with the nohinohi (over two).
The kaiako are strong in their practice of whanaungatanga and manaakitanga. The warmth is evident as soon as you walk through our door.
We welcome community users who wish to offer their tamaiti a preschool experience steeped in the richness of the indigenous culture of Aotearoa. Our service is available to students, staff and members of the community.
If you are interested in enrolling your child with us, come in and see us and take a tour of the centre. We are located on the Madras Street Campus, and allocated parking is available for dropping off and collection of children.