EduKids East Tamaki

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Enrol by 1 June

and get 50% off for 2 months for children aged 0 – 2 yrs old!
Conditions apply, ask for details today

EduKids East Tamaki is a new early learning childcare centre in Papatoetoe.  Located close to Hunters Corner, we are conveniently located, close to the motorway, easily accessible and have plenty of parking.

We care for children from 3 months to 5 years old and have a team of friendly, experienced and qualified Early Childhood Education teachers to nurture and inspire every child.  Our warm, clean and nurturing environment, is a place where all children are respected, encouraged and supported in their individual learning and development.

We are proud of the close relationships we have with our families. We celebrate a diverse range of cultural events and have regular parent information sessions and fun social gatherings. Our relationships enable us to respond to children’s personal needs, catering to their routines and encouraging them in their interests and development.

The children at EduKids East Tamaki are very curious so we are always looking at how we can provide resources and experiences to help them extend their understanding and knowledge of the world. We believe that children’s learning is deepened when they are trying to answer questions or solve problems by themselves. We empower and support them in their inquiry learning. There is nothing better than seeing the pride on a child’s face when they solve a problem by themselves or the look of wonder when they make new discoveries. Nurturing this natural curiosity helps develop inquiring minds, setting our children up for a love of learning for life.

We have special Stay and Play sessions every Wednesday from 10-11am. We welcome all families from the community to come along and enjoy our wonderful centre with your child. Contact us for more information or simply turn up!


Infants and toddlers (0 to 2 years old)

Our Nursery is a safe and nurturing space with carefully selected age appropriate toys and equipment to engage and extend our youngest children’s learning and development. We have an open plan area and wonderful outdoor play space where our babies can explore freely.  We have excellent teacher-to-child ratios: 1 teacher for every 3 children, which ensures children are closely supported by responsive and loving teachers.

Preschoolers (2 to 5 years old)

Our Preschool area is an open and spacious environment where all our fantastic educational toys and equipment are easily accessible, offering children opportunities to explore independently, extending their learning and development. Our children love spending hours in our outdoor playground with lots of NZ native trees. It provides safe and challenging environment where children have the opportunity to develop their gross motor skills as well as providing space for quiet contemplation and connection with nature.


We offer

Morning and afternoon sessions: 8.30am – 12.30pm or 1pm – 5pm

Short days: 8.30am – 3pm or 9am – 3.30pm

Full day sessions for 7+ hours: enrolment between 7.30am and 6pm




We are excited to offer our families access to Storypark e-portfolios. They are a great way to keep up to date with what your child is doing while at the centre. You can log in to the secure platform to see what’s been happening in their day, check out photos of them and comment on their activities. Click here for more information about this fantastic resource.


We welcome you to visit our centre at anytime to meet us and see what we can offer your child. We look forward to meeting you!




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