Petone - Te Whare Ako

Te Whare Ako provides quality education and care for children/tamariki aged between three months and five years. 

The early learning centre welcomes all children/tamariki from the community, including those of WelTec students and staff. 

Why choose Te Whare Ako? 

  • High teacher to child ratios 
  • Trusting, respectful relationships with teachers/kaiako 
  • Flexible hours 7:45 am to 5:00 pm
  • Full or part-time day options 
  • We understand and foster the interests of all children/tamariki
  • Programmes provide space for children to develop skills and strategies
  • Our learning environment includes familiar experiences and new challenges
  • Two play spaces for children/tamariki over and under 2 that can be merged
  • Culturally diverse centre
  • Fully qualified teachers
  • No booking fee
  • A supportive and close relationship with WelTec
  • 10% discount for 3rd and subsequent child
  • Ongoing commitment to Te Aō Māori, Te Tiriti ō Waitangi, Tāpasa and Environmental sustainability

We offer competitive fees and support families/whānau with subsidies. Te Whare Ako offers 20 ECE hours of early childhood education to all 3 and 4 year old's. Some families are also entitled to a childcare subsidy through Work and Income New Zealand.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday, 7:45 am to 5:00 pm 

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