Childcare options in Mangapapa

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Mangapapa - Gisborne

Gisborne Hospital Childcare & Education Centre

Nau Mai, Haere Mai! Welcome to Gisborne Hospital Childcare and Education Centre.

Te Papa Tipu.

Ko Maungahaumi te maunga

Ko Makauri te whenua

Ko Waipaoa te awa

Ko Te Aitanga a Mahaki te iwi

Our Vision:

 ‘To be a leader in the provision of quality education and care for all children’

Our Values:



Ako/teaching and learning, Whanungatanga/Relationships,

Cultural awareness

We believe children learn best when their uniqueness and abilities are respected, nurtured and celebrated.

We teach children through enhancing and enriching their interests, knowledge, skills and attitudes within an innovative and evolving environment.

We believe this is achieved through considering the holistic way tamariki learn. Strengthening their whole being we support children to…

• Feel valued and develop a positive sense of self

• Establish and maintain respectful relationships

• Challenge themselves physically and cognitively

• Take responsibility and care of people and things

• Recognize and communicate thoughts, emotions and ideas effectively and appropriately 

Licensed for

40 children

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Mangapapa - Gisborne

Gisborne Montessori Preschool

Welcome to Gisborne Montessori Pre-school where we have been providing an education philosophy incorporating the internationally accepted principles developed by Dr Maria Montessori since 1985. These principals have been interwoven with the early childhood curriculum Te Whariki. We particularly value the inner discipline that Dr. Montessori advocated as essential to the optimum development of the child. Since each child is treated with respect, gentleness, humour and compassion they learn to extend this to the other children and adults. As the children develop self-discipline they take on the responsibility for the care of their environment and develop a strong sense of community and belonging.

Our staff and parent Council are ready to welcome your child to our community and look forward to helping them start their education journey.

Licensed for

54 children

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Mangapapa - Gisborne

Mangapapa Playcentre

Nau mai, haere mai and welcome to Mangapapa Playcentre

Playcentre is unlike any other early childhood education organisation. At Playcentre, both children and their parents / caregivers attend.

At Playcentre children get the opportunity to learn and explore in a fun and safe environment.

The curiosity and creativity of our tamariki is nurtured in a way that allows them to learn about themselves and their world.

Your child will be given a chance to explore, create, climb, read, sing, experiment, play music, wear costumes, have their face painted (or do it themselves!), garden, do carpentry with real tools, bake and cook, build sandcastles, swing, slide, dance, spend time in nature and get messy.

The activities change every day. Playcentre parents all bring different skills, interests, and cultural backgrounds to add to the rich learning environment.

We welcome families with children aged 0 – 6 years. Mixed age play allows your children to engage with others older and younger than themselves. Pre-schoolers learn how to communicate, share and negotiate with empathy for their younger peers.

At Playcentre, families come together and lifelong friendships are formed.

We welcome you to visit any time during the year. You are entitled to three free visits so come and check out what we do – we would love to meet you and your family!


Licensed for

25 children

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Mangapapa - Gisborne

Te Kōhanga Reo o Tōmairangi

Te Kōhanga Reo

The kōhanga reo movement is a unique initiative based on total immersion in Māori language and values with the aim of passing on Māori culture to future generations.

Kōhanga reo emphasise the revitalisation of the culture through te reo Māori and are dependent on the active participation of the whole whānau. The kaupapa of kōhanga reo aims to strengthen whānau capabilities in cultural, social, economic, spiritual and political matters. Education, health and wellbeing are inherent within all aspects of the kaupapa. The prime focus is the whānau – its collective development, growth, accountability and wellbeing set within a Māori cultural context.

Kōhanga reo do not regard tamariki in isolation, but as important members of the whānau. The kōhanga reo philosophy is that tamariki will benefit when whānau successfully operate according to the kaupapa. Tamariki are an integral part of whānau development.

The following key goals are the foundation of te kōhanga reo kaupapa established in 1982:

  • total immersion in te reo Māori me ōna tikanga in daily operations
  • whānau decision-making, management and responsibility
  • accountability
  • health and wellbeing of mokopuna and whānau.

The key goals of te kōhanga reo assure that there will be:

  • security in te reo Māori
  • a supportive, caring environment for mokopuna
  • whānau (collective) sharing of responsibilities, knowledge and expertise
  • greater respect and appreciation of each other.

Licensed for

30 children

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Mangapapa - Gisborne

Mangapapa Kindergarten

Part of the Gisborne Kindergarten Association.

Licensed for

45 children

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Mangapapa - Gisborne

The Farmyard

Nau Mai Haere Mai

Te Pamu mō ngā Mokopuna. Welcome to The Farmyard for early learners.

We offer a nature-based curriculum that integrates the wisdom of Steiner Education, to inspire a sustainable way of life. From our warm home to our surrounding farmland, children explore large natural spaces. This way of learning throughout all seasons is a peaceful way for young children to use their senses in all aspects of their development.

Our philosophy

Children are welcomed into The Farmyard from babies to six year olds. In everything we do, our focus is on the whole child. The rhythms of our environment and our thoughts create an unhurried flow of teaching and learning across the seasons. In this beautiful farmland setting, our children have the opportunity to interact and explore; to express and share; and to reflect, learn and grow: every day.

We believe in the education of the whole child using the head, heart and hands, based on child development. You will see a soft integration of our values illuminated through the early childhood curriculum of Te Whāriki, Steiner Curriculum and with the growth of our Rongo Taiao (Forest Class). We now include the N.Z. Curriculum to further education for five to six year olds, supported by Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We welcome you to explore further and find out more about The Farmyard.

Licensed for

110 children