The Whitireia Childcare Centre is situated at the Porirua campus and provides high-quality education and dedicated care to all families

We believe in providing an environment and curriculum that encourages children to be engaged and curious about their world through quality resources, group and individual learning and quality interactions.

Whitireia Childcare Centre is licensed with New Zealand registered teachers holding full practising certificates.  

Why choose Whitireia Childcare Centre?

  • High teacher/child ratio
  • Diverse community
  • Great cultural mix
  • Easy car parking
  • Close ties to Whitireia Polytech and Ngāti Toa
  • Community not-for-profit Centre
  • Well placed ERO Report
  • Frequent small excursion around the local community
  • Wide-open outdoor area
  • Calm atmosphere
  • Highly experienced qualified teachers
  • Competitive lower fees.

We offer competitive fees and support families/whānau with subsidies. Whitireia Childcare Centre 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

Free Hours

We provide 20 free hours for 3-5-year-olds, paid by the Ministry of Education 

Please phone 04 237 7842 for an enrolment form as we are fully booked most of each year.

Minimum Hours Required

Students: No less than 25 hours for each child
Staff/Community: No less than 30 hours for each child

Read our vision and philosophy

Read our ERO report

Child Protection Procedures

Childcare Protection Policy

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