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Mangere East - Auckland

Little Climbers Early Learning Centre (Mangere)

Welcome to Little Climbers

Our aim is to provide high-quality early childhood education to children aged 0-5 years in a home-like, safe and secure environment, so children can develop holistically at their own pace. We believe that early years play an important role in a child’s life and it is important to provide them with a nurturing environment that is full of fun and learning to help them to grow as a lifelong learner.

With the support of our qualified program coordinators and competent in-home educators we create an environment where children explore, learn from and make sense of the world.

Licensed for

30 children

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Mangere East - Auckland

Learning Adventures Mangere East

Welcome to Learning Adventures Mangere East, an affordable whanau based centre with a family-friendly vibe. Closely connected to our local community, we provide friendly and welcoming care for 2 to 5 year olds, in an environment that is homely and full of aroha. We have a dedicated team of skilled and passionate teachers who will nurture and inspire your child and help them tap into their own unique potential. Your little one will build confidence and independence in a fun and educational environment.

Give your child the tools to thrive. 

Our philosophy

Learning Adventures where tamariki are nurtured, respected, and supported, through their learning journey.

Where tamariki have opportunities to learn about themselves, others, and the wider community they belong to, and how they can make a difference.

Culture and identity is valued, acknowledging the uniqueness of Aotearoa as our bicultural home, celebrating and acknowledging the diversity of cultures within our land.

Play-based learning is recognised, through Tamariki's explorations of enquiry, problem solving, discovery, challenges, learning new skills, and most importantly having fun!!!!

We value partnership with whanau, understanding that together we can influence, inspire and empower children on their individual and unique learning journey.

Learning Adventures, an Environment in supporting tamariki to fulfil their potential!

Our rooms

Learning Adventures Mangere East caters for 2 to 5 year olds and has a maximum of 39 children. Our children play and learn together in a combined space, so that all ages can integrate and benefit from each other. It is a great way for our younger children to learn from our older ones, and it gives our older children opportunities to practice kindness and caring.

Why choose us?

There are a host of reasons why families choose Learning Adventures Mangere East. Here are just a few of them:

  • Converted from a home to a childcare centre, so it has a very homely feel
  • Qualified and dedicated teachers
  • All meals provided, including healthy morning and afternoon tea
  • Van pick up and drop off service
  • Regular community outings including library visits
  • Weekly bootcamp including Zumba, ball sessions, fun games
  • Learning spaces for tamariki to extend their own learning and development
  • Community based
  • Multicultural staff and families
  • Weekly bootcamp including Zumba, ball sessions, fun games


Licensed for

39 children

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Mangere East - Auckland

Little Feet Childcare Centre - Mangere East

Our philosophy is learning through play as we offer a stimulating environment for children.

We are passionate and committed to assist children to grow to be confident and socially competent members of the community who engage respectfully, honestly with enthusiasm and with confidence as they interact with others as they positively embrace the cultural diversity of experiences offered in life.

We believe that teaching is from the heart and all children including children with special needs are cared for in a safe, secure, stimulating and challenging environment in an atmosphere conducive to the development of healthy and happy children.

At Little Feet Childcare Centre we develop and maintain opportunities for professional and personal developments of the staff and we believe that quality development and education is best achieved through a team approach to achieve common goals and objectives.

Licensed for

220 children

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Mangere East - Auckland

Pasifika Early Learning | Ao Kids - Cleek Road

Ao Kids | Pasifika Early Learning is an early childhood family owned organisation in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Te Whāriki curriculum is embedded through our cultural values and is an important part of our practice here at Pasifika Early Learning. We are fostering a love for learning, innovative thinking, building and moulding strong leaders for future generations to come and with this we are ensuring our children are confident within their own ethnic heritage here in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Licensed for

50 children

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Mangere East - Auckland

Pasifika Early Learning | Ao Kids - Wickman Way

Ao Kids | Pasifika Early Learning is an early childhood family owned organisation in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Te Whāriki curriculum is embedded through our cultural values and is an important part of our practice here at Pasifika Early Learning. We are fostering a love for learning, innovative thinking, building and moulding strong leaders for future generations to come and with this we are ensuring our children are confident within their own ethnic heritage here in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Licensed for

40 children

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Mangere East - Auckland

Papatoetoe North Kindergarten

Kia ora and welcome to Papatoetoe North Kindergarten

Here at Papatoetoe North Kindergarten (formerly known as Kotiri Kindergarten), teachers support children’s transitions into and out of the kindergarten, and also support older children to visit the local school.

Papatoetoe North Kindergarten values relationships with our parents and whãnau that are strong and reciprocal.

A bi-annual cultural festival celebrates all the cultures of the families who attend our Kindergarten.  The environment, music, and excursions also showcase cultures.

Our kindergartens have early childhood qualified and registered teachers.  The teachers are dedicated to, and passionate about, early childhood education.  Each kindergarten has a head teacher plus teachers and support staff.  Quality learning programmes are based on the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whãriki.

Our learning philosophy

For the past 110 years, the Auckland Kindergarten Association has been igniting young minds by encouraging them to explore their imaginations through play. For many of us, kindergarten was where we began our life of learning; it was where we started learning skills like sharing, tolerance, patience, respect and self-confidence.

We view children as capable, competent, life-long learners, and our philosophy encourages children to make their own learning choices, problem-solve and observe and explore at their own pace…with support from teachers, parents, wider whānau and their peers. We value the importance of child-initiated, play-based experiences. Our kindergarten teachers nurture your children’s interests and natural curiosity by working alongside them, expanding language and introducing mathematical and science concepts, as well as literacy, digital technology and sustainable practices.

Our centres have gardens and natural outdoor spaces where children can create, explore, be imaginative and expressive. There’s plenty of room to safely run about, being imaginative and physically active. In fact, the natural world is essential to free-range play. AKA encourages each kindergarten community to explore and enrich their diversity and uniqueness. Some have regular excursions into the local community; some are Enviroschool kindergartens that live and breathe sustainable practices; while others engage in long-term research on child interest-based programmes of learning.

As an organisation, we formally acknowledge the dual heritage of Aotearoa / New Zealand, and work to uphold the spirit and intent of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in each kindergarten. We are accessible, secular and welcoming to the wide diversity of tamariki and whānau who attend our centres, and value ongoing partnerships between teaching teams and leadership staff with families and whānau. We value ongoing learning for teachers, parents and whānau, and the sharing of knowledge, skills and attributes is fundamental to achieving the best learning outcomes for children. Teachers and staff can access collegial professional time to ensure that quality practice is enhanced so current theories of learning and development within New Zealand’s world-class Te Whāriki early childhood curriculum are shared and understood.

Children learn

Children in our kindergartens have the opportunity to:

  • Feel confident, develop responsibility and a sense of independence
  • Play meaningfully alongside other children and adults
  • Develop effective communication skills
  • Persevere, problem-solve and take risks
  • Explore limits, boundaries, routines and conflict resolution strategies
  • Practice fine motor skills such as threading, writing, cutting and grasping
  • Develop gross motor play such as physical games like climbing, throwing, kicking, balancing and lifting
  • Develop creative expressions through painting, music, collage, movement, dance, finger-painting, drawing, cutting, pasting and story sharing
  • Develop early numeracy, literacy and science skills
  • Learn techniques through trial and error
  • Explore the world through experimenting, questioning and curiosity
  • Develop confidence and celebrate both attempts and successes
  • Develop a passion for learning and a love of life
  • Have fun!

Older children will be supported in their transition to school to make this process as simple and seamless as possible. Book a visit here on Kindello today, we’d love to meet you.

Licensed for

40 children

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Mangere East - Auckland

Pukeko Preschool Mangere East

Why Choose Pukeko Preschool Mangere East?

Pukeko Preschool Mangere East is a friendly, loving, family owned and run preschool for children from birth to five years old. We have a reputation as a high quality early learning centre, with a focus on education and building confidence in our Tamariki through the Reggio Emilia philosophy, using a fun and well planned curriculum, activities and trips.

Here’s what the Education Review Office (ERO) had to say after speaking with our families: “Families enjoy the community feel and warmth of the staff at the centre… Families respond well to the culturally inclusive practices of staff, who are very supportive of new families.”

And this to say about our teachers:

“The well qualified teachers listen carefully to children and are responsive to their interests.” We operate Pukeko Preschool at the 80% and above qualified teacher ratio (the highest level defined by the Ministry of Education for ECE centres).

Our under-twos have their own individual curriculum with specialist teachers and separate learning areas both inside and outside the Preschool.

Our four-year-olds enjoy a special school preparation programme which includes practice in both literacy and numeracy understanding and skills to give them the knowledge required for a great transition to school.

Give us a call or stop in for a chat and a look around the Preschool – we would love to chat with you about your childcare needs!


Licensed for

35 children

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5.00 (1)

Mangere East - Auckland

BrightKidz Childcare

WELCOME TO BrightKidz Childcare

Bright Kidz is a new purpose-built Early Childhood Centre designed to meet the needs of children from a specific age group.

  • We provide education and care for children aged 3 months to 5 years old.
  • We have created three specific areas for Babies, Toddlers and Preschool tailored to support children’s learning and development.
  • Our curriculum is based on Te Whariki where we support the development of knowledge, skills, attitudes and dispositions that support lifelong learning.
  • Stable and qualified team.
  • Excellent cleaning and hygiene.
  • Nutritious food menu.
  • Safe and secure for little ones.
  • Close by for peace of mind.

Licensed for

48 children

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Mangere East - Auckland

Tamariki Ei Tiare Punanga Reo

Kia Orana Koutou,

Here at Tamariki Takitumu we consistantly provide quality care and stimulating educational activities for our tamariki. 

As a Cook Island/bilingual center we offer children culture, identity and a family oriented environment. Though, we welcome children of ALL ethnicities and backgrounds to join our family too. 

We focus on 'play based' learning at the same time we carry out mat time, culture time and transitional readiness for school programme for our 4 year olds. 

Here, we have a team of passionate and experienced staff on board to help learn and teach along side our little minds to become competent and confident learners.

Licensed for

40 children

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Mangere East - Auckland

ME Family Services - Early Childhood

With a safe and happy environment at an early stage in life we can provide the tools for a child to grow up as a confident learner. 

We also encourage parents to take an active role in pre-schooling which helps families bond and become strong units for a healthy community We believe that we have created an environment that is positive, healthy, safe and well organized with experiences which engage and motivate children. An environment which welcomes and values whanau and interacts with the wider community.

We believe tamariki learn best when there is an environment of love, affection and boundaries; when the environment is rich and stimulating, where ideas are shared freely and there is enough resource and opportunities for learning everywhere.

This year of 2018 Early Childhood center has grown with a multicultural face of children within our community ,our aim is to set a sound foundation in the early years for future learning and development.

Licensed for

75 children

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Mangere East - Auckland

Bula Centre

We provide a program that strengthens children's identity through Fijian Language and customs, also maintain the English language within a multicultural setting.

Licensed for

30 children

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Mangere East - Auckland

Blossoms Educare Mangere

Information for Parents, Family/Whanau

The subsequent information will help you understand our methodology and what you can expect. You are free to discuss any queries you may have with any of our teachers or administrative staff. We encourage you to visit, explore, and ask questions regarding any aspect of our service you need clarity on. You can also arrange for an appointment with our manager, if needed, to discuss things over.

Be rest assured that your child’s development and well-being is our main priority. Find out further how you can get acquainted with the administrative process at Blossoms Educare.

Complete involvement of family

We believe in an open door policy and involve parents and family members in everything we do. Ensuring participation of parents makes the child feel comfortable and has a strong positive impact on the child. Keeping this in mind, we warmly welcome parents to the centre anytime.

The teachers and staff at Blossoms sincerely take care of the child’s happiness and comfort. We regard a three-way relationship between parents, caregivers and the child as an indispensable part of the child’s well-being.

Keeping track of everything

We make sure that parents are well-informed at each step of the way. They are provided with everything they need including newsletters, invoices, receipts and copies of learning stories.

Events and Outings

We believe that interaction and communication is vital. Keeping this in focus, we organize cultural events to help Blossom Educare members interact with other families and children and also with the teachers and staff. We are always on the lookout for such events and they form an integral part of our calendar.

Training for new teachers and volunteers

Volunteers and new teachers are thoroughly screened before getting onboard with us. They are required to meet our standards and adhere to our philosophy. Volunteers interact with the children and keep them engaged. Students of early childhood teacher training courses are properly supervised at the centre.

Facilities for availing subsidy

Our ‘Work and Income’ department operates a subsidy for parents. The subsidy is subject to an income qualification. Further information and forms shall be provided by ‘Work and Income’. Also, Blossoms provides 20 hours subsidy for all children above the age of 3. Please refer to our fees schedule for further information.

Educare Programme

‘Educare’ is a compound word meaning education and care. Our centres deliver educare programmes centered around the child. These programmes involve observing the children on a regular basis, evaluating their needs and concerns and planning activities around them. These programmes help the child develop in their own individual pace.

These programmes are founded on the guiding principles of Te Whāriki, the early childhood curriculum policy of the Ministry of Education. We keep revising our developmental programmes to stay updated.

There are four broad principles at the centre of Te Whāriki – the early childhood curriculum.

  • Empowerment - The early childhood curriculum empowers the child to learn and grow.
  • Holistic Development - The early childhood curriculum reflects the holistic way children learn and grow.
  • Family and Community - The wider world of family and community is an integral part of the early childhood curriculum.
  • Relationships - Children learn through responsive and reciprocal relationships with people, places, and things.

Licensed for

55 children

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Mangere East - Auckland

Immanuel Preschool (Mangere)

Immanuel Preschool believes in offering a nurturing, safe, aesthetically pleasing and stimulating environment. Families, Whanau, Teachers and support staff form a strong community working together for the care and education. Our philosophical approach is very distinctive because it incorporates both free choice and structured planned activities to extend the children’s interests alongside Christian values and morals. Immanuel Preschool’s philosophy is encapsulated in our motto “Strong foundation Bright future”. We strongly believe in providing an enriching environment with great avenues for learning that would lay a strong foundation for a brighter future.

Immanuel Preschool management and staff strongly believe that every child has a right to high-quality care and education and so to make it possible we have chosen to provide the quality care and education by creating a great attractive environment and highly dedicated and qualified staff who are passionate about the childcare. It is our privilege for being entrusted with the care and education of your child. Immanuel Preschool believes that children are competent and the family, community and the wider society play a larger role in the lives of the children. A welcoming, comfortable environment, Christian based values, morals, a personalised learning journey books, trips, concerts, parent evenings, dedicated, focussed highly qualified staff make Immanuel Preschool unique.

Immanuel Preschool is privileged to provide an information booklet which covers some of the important aspects of our programme which could be of interests to parents and caregivers. It provides a practical information about the programme, staff who work with your children, philosophy and beliefs on which this institution is based on, the services available for the children, administrative matters including the fees and working hours and other practical issues like toilet training, healthy eating habits, sleeping plan and child to teacher ratio.

Once again thank you for allowing us to provide your child with quality education and care and we would like to welcome you into our closely knitted family centre. If there are any other matters which you require more information on or advice please feel free to see me or take time to talk to the team leader. Thank you for your support and contribution to Immanuel Preschool.

Licensed for

30 children

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Mangere East - Auckland

Mana Tama Aoga Niue

A childcare service that nurtures and educates children in a cultural setting.

Niue language based preschool

Empowered children become confident children.

Confident children can learn anything

Licensed for

40 children

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Mangere East - Auckland

Taeaofou I Puaseisei Preschool

Taeaofou I Puaseisei Preschool provides a quality early childhood education programme for Samoan and other pacific children. Our programme develops children’s cultural pride and identity, embracing the values of their Samoan cultural heritage and Christian values

We value our Samoan language, culture and Christian faith in which we practice every day within our programme. Both Samoan and English language is used daily for communicatioN.

We provide daily transport for children to and from the center for families who live within 3 kilometers of the center. This service is free for all parents who participate, for children over 2 years. Please ask about this when you enroll our child.

Our meals are nutritious, wholesome, delicious and healthy. They also include Samoan menus. We provide morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea for children enrolled in our all day programme.

"We value our Samoan language, culture and Christian faith in which we practice every day within our programme. Samoan language is used daily for communication."

In respect for our Tangata Whenua the Treaty of Waitangi and Tikanga Maori are acknowledged and implemented in our programmes.

Our programmes set out to foster children’s:

  • Samoan and English languages in a bilingual setting
  • Awareness of Samoan culture and their own culture
  • Christian and spiritual values
  • Educational potential and development in all key areas with a focus on literacy and numeracy
  • Awareness of health and wellbeing through nutrition, exercise and healthy living
  • Appreciation for health and safety
  • Awareness of positive relationships and values

Our ECE programme is linked to the New Zealand, Ministry of Education’s Early Childhood Education Curriculum / Te Whaariki. The programme provides our children with the empowerment to lo

Licensed for

60 children

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Mangere East - Auckland

Taeaofou I Puaseisei Preschool - Winthrop

Taeaofou I Puaseisei Preschool provides a quality early childhood education programme for Samoan and other pacific children. Our programme develops children’s cultural pride and identity, embracing the values of their Samoan cultural heritage and Christian values

We value our Samoan language, culture and Christian faith in which we practice every day within our programme. Both Samoan and English language is used daily for communicatioN.

We provide daily transport for children to and from the center for families who live within 3 kilometers of the center. This service is free for all parents who participate, for children over 2 years. Please ask about this when you enroll our child.

Our meals are nutritious, wholesome, delicious and healthy. They also include Samoan menus. We provide morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea for children enrolled in our all day programme.

"We value our Samoan language, culture and Christian faith in which we practice every day within our programme. Samoan language is used daily for communication."

In respect for our Tangata Whenua the Treaty of Waitangi and Tikanga Maori are acknowledged and implemented in our programmes.

Our programmes set out to foster children’s:

  • Samoan and English languages in a bilingual setting
  • Awareness of Samoan culture and their own culture
  • Christian and spiritual values
  • Educational potential and development in all key areas with a focus on literacy and numeracy
  • Awareness of health and wellbeing through nutrition, exercise and healthy living
  • Appreciation for health and safety
  • Awareness of positive relationships and values

Licensed for

50 children

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Mangere East - Auckland

Happy Learning Childcare Centre - Mangere East

We acknowledge Te Whāriki, the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, as the fundamental basis of our practice. 

The centre is strongly inspired by the educational philosophy of Reggio Emilia in Italy, where educators see children as competent, full of potential, and capable of building their own theories. 

We strive to provide an aesthetically beautiful yet natural environment that inspires teachers and children to work together as researchers.

We acknowledge our children as capable, strong individuals who have their own unique way of being expressive. We value creativity, culture, imagination and curiosity. We encourage children to think, to wonder, and to embrace a love of learning.

We embrace the gift of nature: EVERY DAY is a celebration of the natural beauty of OUR WORLD.

Licensed for

50 children

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Mangere East - Auckland

Akaiti Mangarongaro

Akaiti Mangarongaro provides a Cook Island Māori bilingual education and care service for up to 40 children. The punanga reo is governed by the Torohata Trust Board.

Licensed for

40 children

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Mangere East - Auckland

Fetu Taiala Aoga Amata

At Fetu Taiala Aoga Amata, your child will have the opportunity to learn alongside others in a mixed aged group classroom.  Children have opportunities to explore their language, culture, identity and spiritual development with familiar adults who will support and scaffold their learning development.  Children have access to age and culturally appropriate resources to help extend their thinking.

Licensed for

40 children

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Mangere East - Auckland

Mighty Mind Kids Early Learning Centre

Mightymind Kids Early Learning Centre is a privately-owned provider of Early Childhood Education and Care setting. .

Philosophy Statement

Our professional team are strive to unleash the child’s potential of learning for achievement. We focus on promoting the holistic learning of the child.  We support children’s individual interests, extend their skills, and empower them to take ownership of their learning journey. At the core of our philosophical beliefs we endeavour to provide a nurture environment that promotes children’s desire to:

Explore, Learn and Love.

We believe a warm, nurturing and challenging environment will inspire children to love and respect; to discover and explore; and to grow and learn through fun and creativity. We know that the early years are incredibly important for the growth, learning and development of all young children. Child-centred learning is key to both cognitive and physical development, and it is with this knowledge that our qualified, passionate Kaiako work alongside children to support them in their learning journey.

Mightymind Kids Learning Programme

Our curriculum is based on the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum Te Whariki, where family and community, holistic development, empowerment and relationships are integrated into our programme planning and everyday practice. We offer rooms that are catered directly to our children’s age and stages, and which are designed to support our children to discover the world around them in safe and nurturing spaces.
We believe in the importance of having an environment that is a reflection of the children’s interests, is physically safe, provides creative and open ended experiences, offers opportunities to work alongside peers, and promotes a sense of wonder and choice. The environment is seen as the third teacher, and supports motivation, inspiration, exploration, investigation and belonging, as wel

Licensed for

64 children