Hornby Pasifika Early Learning Centre
I’m Sarah, Centre Manager for Hornby Pasifika Early Learning Centre. I can't wait to welcome your family into our community, and the Barnardos whānau.
About this centre
Hornby Pasifika Early Learning Centre is a safe, diverse and welcoming environment where quality early learning and our tamariki are at the heart of what we do.
- Built in 2017, you’ll be delighted by our natural, spacious and engaging centre that reflects our local community.
- Your child will be inspired and stimulated by our rich array of play-based experiences in our indoor and outdoor spaces.
- We are proud to be a part of a diverse and vibrant community where your child’s unique identity is celebrated.
30 hours free
Now offering 30 hours free, up to 6 hours per day for all children aged 0-5
Fresh fruit will be provided for morning kai each day
Personalised support and resources for every age
Open 8.00am - 4.30pm with part day and full day options
Safe, fun and spacious environment
Expertise and knowledge
Experts in early childhood for over 40+ years
More about us
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 whānau.
Extended hours for working parents and Storypark - our online parent communication tool, are just some of the ways we try to make things a little easier for whānau. Local excursions, delicious meals and fun activities are just the beginning when it comes to being the best we can be for your child.
Our happy and nurturing environment will inspire, stimulate and empower your child to learn in their own unique way. The outdoor spaces 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 natural 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 in Hornby. We grow our own vegetable and herbs in our garden and go on community excursions to the local park, the Hornby hub shopping centre and do weekly transition visits at Hornby Primary school.
Nutrition and wellbeing
We strive to provide nutritious and delicious meals and snacks to support physical and mental development. Our kai is inspired by Pasifika flavour. We encourage healthy eating habits and offer a balanced menu to keep your child well-fueled throughout the day.
Your child will enjoy:
- Morning snack
- Afternoon snack
Our centre is nut free and we're happy to cater for any allergy or other dietary requirements as required.
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 0 - 5 years - ask us how!
Our fees include:
- Quality education, care and activities provided by our team of teachers
- Healthy morning and afternoon snacks
- Local outings
Did you know you may eligible for fee and ECE subsidies?
Learning through Play
Our team of teachers are guided by Te Whariki – NZ’s Early Childhood Curriculum. They work closely with your child and respond to their unique curiosities by creating an environment that is reflective of each child's needs.
Connecting with Whānau
Our whole community benefits from families and whanau being involved in our centre and their children's learning. Connecting with you via Storypark and celebrating festivals are just some of the ways we include families and whānau
From growing their own veggies and herbs in our veggie patch to local excursions in the community, we constantly look for ways for your child to explore the connection between their community, their environment and themselves.
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.
"I like the Pasifika languages and cultural blend of learning for my child. New Zealand has a wide mix of cultures which makes sense for all children to learn about themselves and others."Kylie Hornby
"The staff are very friendly and they do a lot of things to teach your child and they encourage your child to learn everything that can helps your child to learn."Rolando Hornby
"Whanau orientated and always welcome, integration of ages has been good for my kids, as the 2 youngest of our family they have learnt 2 look out 4 smaller kids. Kai provided is always a bonus. Most of all my kids love it."Melanie HornbyKia eke ai te hunga taitamariki ki ngā rangi tūhāhā