First Steps Tironui

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20 Hours Free for 2 year olds!

For a limited time only
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First Steps Tironui offers quality childcare in Takanini, close to Papakura, the Southgate Shopping Centre and the southern motorway. Our multicultural centre is home to a dedicated team of qualified and professional staff – we are focused on providing the highest quality care and education for children aged 3 months to 5 years.

Join us for our Open Days, every Thursday from 9am to 11am. Drop in with your children under five for a tour of our centre, while your child takes part in creative art.

Regular upgrades to learning resources and equipment ensure children have lots of learning opportunities throughout the day. Our baby teachers are nurturing and passionate about supporting under two’s through the early development stages. We have a fantastic Be School Ready initiative which helps ensure your child has the basic skills they need for school. We work closely with Papakura Normal School, and we are very grateful to have been given this opportunity.

We invite you to visit us at First Steps Tironui and see how we can support your child into becoming a happy, confident learner.

• A planned programme that reflects your child’s interests
• Nutritious meals prepared on site each day
• Friendly and approachable staff
• Individual portfolios for each child
• Quality teacher ratios of 1:4 for under two’s and 1:8 for over two’s
• Free sessions for children over 3 years old

Read our centre’s latest ERO Report


Our stories:

Celebrating Matariki at First Steps Tironui

Little scientists at First Steps Tironui

See the feature in the local paper of our BestStart Best Shot sport day

First Step Tironui’s Trip to the Stardome

Summer Disco at First Steps Tironui

First Steps Tironui’s Blue Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Spike the Dragon Visits First Steps Tironui

First Steps Tironui’s Sports Day At The Park


We are excited to offer our families access to Storypark e-portfolios. They are a great way to keep up to date with what you child is doing while at the centre. You can log in to the secure platform wherever you are in the world 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.

Parent Feedback:

“I really like First Steps Tironui and recommended it to a lot of my friends. The staff take good care of my children, respect my special requests regarding their food. The Centre Manager does a fantastic job working on continuous improvements”.

“My daughter has been at First Steps Tironui since she was 9 months old. She has loved it from day one. We have always been more than happy with the centre and staff”.