St Mary's Tahatai Centre

Education and Care in Papamoa, Tauranga
"Learning through fun"
Licensed for
32 children
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A little about us

Welcome to Waiapu Kids St Mary’s Tahatai

Waiapu Kids St Mary’s Tahatai is a community based, early childhood centre and service of Anglican Care Waiapu.  We provide quality care and education for up to 32 children in a mixed age group setting.

The concepts of ‘tuakana – teina’ and ako are strongly valued at the centre. This is seen in the respectful and reciprocal relationships between teachers, our older tamariki and our younger tamariki as they learn together. Children are encouraged to interact and learn from each other in a safe environment.

We value children’s play as the way in which they learn about the world around them.  Different activities and opportunities are provided for children each day to extend their interests, develop social, emotional and cognitive skills, and build self-confidence and creativity.

Based in Papamoa, we have a strong relationship with our community and enjoy taking part in events and going out to our community.


All Waiapu Kids services incorporate the following philosophy into our practice and teaching:

Respect is at the heart of our teaching practice and is integrated daily in our curriculum. This is seen in our relationships with whānau, tamariki, our community, and our environment, and strengthened by our Christian values and teaching practice.

We promote children to learn and grow within a caring stable environment, incorporating Christian principles and the Anglican ethos of care, respect and equity.

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