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 Ngati 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.

Read the latest ERO report concerning Whitireia Childcare Centre here.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday, 7:45 am to 5:00 pm


Students/staff: $5.50 per hour for under 2-year-olds. $5.00 per hour for over 2-year-olds.
Community: $7.50 per hour for under 2-year-olds. $7.00 per hour for over 2-year-olds.

Free Hours

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

Minimum Hours Required

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

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