Kia ora!

Kia ora!

I'm Joyce, Centre Manager of Pakuranga Early Learning Centre. I can't wait to welcome your family into our community.

About this centre

Pakuranga Early Learning Centre is a diverse, stimulating and welcoming environment where your child will develop their confidence and build a lifelong love for learning.  

  • We are a multilingual centre and we love to acknowledge and celebrate different cultural events throughout the year with our tamariki.
  • There are some amazing imaginations at our centre making the dramatic play area one of our favourite places to be!
  • Our outdoor area is a spacious environment, we’re lucky to have a giant sandpit and even our very own swing and slide set.

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0–6 years

Individualised support, guidance and resources

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Flexible hours

Open 7:30am-5:00pm with part or full day options

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Large outdoors

Stimulating and welcoming environment where your child will develop their confidence and build a lifelong love for learning

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Fresh food packed by each family

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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 50 years

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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 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.


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 loving team and tailored environment are all waiting to be discovered by your whānau.

Located near us is the CBD and local schools. There's also plenty of parking and local amenities nearby.

Engaging environment

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 tamariki love painting, waitata 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 at Wellington Central. We grow our own vegetable and herbs in our garden and go on community excursions to  the local library, arts centre, leisure centre and local park regularly.

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. 

Our fees include:

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

Did you know you may eligible for fee and ECE subsidies? Talk to our Centre Manager for further information.


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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.

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Playtime at the Plaza

Join us for a morning session of arts and crafts, books and puzzles, playdough, construction and more. Activities change every month and there is something for every age group to enjoy. We're there to answer any questions about childcare options or becoming a homebased educator. Whānau can get coffee discounts and sometimes prizes are up for grabs.
Where: Pakuranga Plaza, next to the food court
When: First Tuesday of every month
Time: 9.30 – 11.30am

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Community Connection

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.

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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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"I love our Barnardos. It is small and the teachers are great. I love that I can provide my own lunch for my kids. I also like that they take advantage of community activities like gym and the library to mix things up. Thanks so much to the team for doing such a great job with my kids.

Gillian Pakuranga

"Child friendly, flexible and safe."

Zsolt Pakuranga
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