Te Kura Kōhungahunga o Ara Ara Early Learning Centre

Our Early Learning Centre is a modern and purpose built facility for children aged from six months to five years. When you enrol your child with us you can be assured that they will receive quality care and education in a supportive, creative learning environment.

We strive to maintain ratios of 1:3 in the Nursery (children aged under two) and 1:7 in the Preschool (children aged two years and over). Most of our teachers have recognised Early Childhood qualifications.

Our mission

Our mission is to excel in providing a quality Early Childhood Learning environment for all children and their families/whanau who choose to attend our Centre through:

  • extending children's thinking and learning
  • fostering positive relationships with children, families/whanau and the Centre community
  • engaging in reciprocal, responsive and respectful interactions
  • implementing inclusive and supportive practices

Enrolling your child

If you are interested in enrolling your child please come and see us. We are happy to discuss your needs and show you around. If you would like to enrol your child you will need to complete a request for enrolment form and when this is received you will go on our waiting list.


Full dayMonday to Thursday - 7:45 am to 5:15 pm Friday - 7:45 am to 4:45 pm
Morning sessionMonday to Friday - 7:45 am to 12:30 pm
Afternoon sessionMonday to Thursday - 12:30 pm to 5:15 pm Friday - 12:30 pm to 4:45 pm


Part time

$27 per session
$50 per day

Full time$245 per week
Holding fee 

$80 per week (7 or more sessions)

$60 per week (6 or less sessions) 

Staff and community users 
Part time

$28 per session
$52 per day

Full time$255 per week

Contact details

Phone03 940 8075


Allocated parking is available for dropping off and collection of children.