Ngā Whare Whāriki Kōhungahunga

Early Learning Centres

Looking for the best in childcare and early education for your young family? Enrol them at one of our early learning centres.

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa provides high-quality early childhood education and care to children of students, staff and communities.

Each of our Whare Kōhungahunga (early learning centres):

  • has a high proportion of qualified and registered early childhood teachers (at least 80 percent of staff).
  • provides a learning environment embedded in Te Whāriki (the early childhood education curriculum).
  • offers competitive and comparative fees.
  • is registered with WINZ (for those who are eligible for a childcare subsidy)
  • provides 20 hours of early childhood education (ECE) each week for children three to six years old.
  • supplies healthy meals for all children at no extra cost.


We have five early learning centres across New Zealand.


Ngā Kākano o Te Mānuka

10 Canning Crescent, Manukau Campus

09 255 1408


Raroera Te Puāwai

510 Te Rapa Road, Raroera Campus

07 849 9742

Te Awamutu

Apakura Te Kākano

296 Factory Road, Apakura Campus

07 872 0419


Te Rau Oriwa, Gate 3

Tokoroa Hospital Grounds, Maraetai Road, Tokoroa

07 886 0324


Whare Āmai

630 Childers Road, Whirikoka Campus

06 869 2071

Contact us

Phone 0800 355 553 from Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

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