Kia ora!

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Kia ora!

I'm Rachana, Centre Manager at Cranwell Park Early Learning Centre. I've been a part of the Barnardos whānau for 1 year. I look forward to welcoming you into our community.

About this centre

Cranwell Park Early Learning Centre is a safe, bright and welcoming environment with spacious areas to stimulate and develop your child’s natural curiosities.

  • Set within a beautiful park and bush environment, our large outdoor area is perfect for our energetic and curious tamariki.
  • Exploring, building huts and looking after our vegetable garden that provides us with tasty kai are just some of our favourite things to do!
  • We are proud to be a part of a diverse and vibrant community where your child’s unique identity is celebrated.

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0–5 years

Individualised support, guidance and resources

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Extended hours

Open 8:00am - 5:00pm to give your family flexibility

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Large outdoors

Spacious, secure and fun environment

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Nutritious meals

Healthy lunch and snacks made fresh every day

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Affordable fees

20 free ECE hours available for children 3+ years

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Expertise and knowledge

Experienced in early childhood for over 40 years

More about us

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Our aim is to create the best conditions for your child's learning, wellbeing and care. We also know how important it is to give you the convenience you need and reassurance that your child is in safe hands. Our central location, loving team and tailored environment are all waiting to be discovered by your family/whānau.

With an 8 min walk to Henderson train station, 2 min walk to the local bus stop and near Great North Road, we are conveniently located for parents getting to and from work.

Extended hours,  and Storypark - our online parent communication tool, are just some of the ways we try to make things a little easier for parents. Local excursions and fun activities are just the beginning when it comes to being the best we can be for your child. 

Engaging environment

Our happy and nurturing environment will inspire, stimulate and empower your child to learn in their own unique way. The outdoor spaces set in the bush surroundings challenge and excite the imagination, while our spacious and light filled indoor areas offer room for reading, rest, and engaging indoor learning experiences. Our children love painting, waiata and the many play areas they have to discover.

Connecting with the outdoors

We only know who we are, by knowing where we come from. That's why building a strong connection with nature and our local community is so important. We believe it helps your child develop a sense of belonging and identity and positively influences their learning experiences.

We're so lucky to have so many wonderful options on our doorstep here at Cranwell Park. We grow our own vegetable and herbs in our garden and go on community excursions to the local park, leisure centre and take walks in the community. We also make visits to the retirement villages and rest homes nearby to connect in.

Fees and subsidies

We want to make your child's early learning and care experience as affordable as possible. We are a not for profit organisation, so everything we do goes back into supporting your child, the centre and our community. 

*Now offering 30 hours at no charge, up to 6 hours per day for all children 2+ yrs - ask us how!

Our fees include:

  • Quality education, care and activities provided by our team of teachers
  • Local outings

View Cranwell Park fees

Did you know you may eligible for fee and ECE subsidies?

Learn more about fees and subsidies.

Staff who nurture and inspire

Our qualified and experienced teachers are committed to caring for and nurturing your child. They build a strong connection with each child throughout their early learning journey and go out of their way to ensure every child feels supported and their unique needs are met. 

Our teachers create positive opportunities for your child to develop physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. They help guide your child as they navigate new friendships, master new skills and build independence and resilience to get ready for school and lay the foundations for lifelong learning.

What's happening

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Samoan Language Week Cranwell Park

Samoan Language Week

Cranwell Park tamariki celebrated Samoan Language Week by building fale, trying foods, cutting taro, using flowers with their art, listening to Samoan music and language, and dressing up. We are very proud to be a part of a diverse and vibrant community where we can celebrate and learn from one another.

Cranwell Park Mothers Day

Celebrating our mums!

On Mothers Day we had afternoon tea to celebrate all the wonderful mums and grandmums of the centre. Our tamariki made cards and planted plants for their Mums too!

Cranwell Park Pink Shirt Day

Taking a stand against bullying

Our tamariki and kaiako came dressed in pink attire and spoke about being kind and friendly on Pink Shirt Day. Check them out in their pink outfits - taking a stand against bullying!

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Stay in touch with Storypark

We use Storypark to record and communicate learning as it happens via photos, video, audio and observations within a secure online environment. Parents and whānau can receive instant feedback and plan new ways to extend their child’s unique interests and abilities.

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Noah loves "school" so much that he talks about it with our family on his day off and at the weekends. So thanks, guys! We appreciate every little and big thing you've done for our Noah. Best decision I've made as a parent bringing him to Barnardos.

Nina Cranwell Park

"Our son loves going to kindy. It's a welcoming and creative environment I would recommend to anyone living in West Auckland to enroll their toddler there. Thank you!"

Troy Cranwell Park

"It is up to the high standard of New Zealand. The main advantage is the mixed age group. I believe it is beneficial for kids of all ages. Also, my two baby girls can spend more time together. Keep it up guys!"

Alexandra Cranwell Park
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