Te Waka Huruhurumanu ki Otautahi

A photo of two women holding their babies

At Te Waka Huruhurumanu we offer high quality early childhood education with a focus on te ao Māori me te reo Māori.

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.

If you are interested in enrolling your child with us, come in and see us and take a tour of the centre.


Monday to Friday - 7:45am to 5:45pm


As a community based centre our fees are very reasonable. Contact us for the current fee schedule.

Entry requirements

Service available to students, staff and members of the community.

Contact details

Phone(03) 940 8436
Fax(03) 940 8565


City campus, Christchurch. Allocated parking is available for dropping off and collection of children.