Te Puna Oraka Early Learning Centre is a safe, nurturing and welcoming environment with spacious areas to stimulate and develop your child’s natural curiosities.
"James loves it there. He’s bonded with the teachers really well. It makes him happy, which makes me happy.”
Fiona Te Puna Oraka
"They're so friendly, community orientated. Always treat the tamariki with care and respect as they also do with parents. Kind of feels like another family.”
Karina Te Puna Oraka
“Such a caring environment with lots of different learning experiences staff always keep us well informed of everything going on with our child and about the centre.”
Renee Te Puna Oraka
Learning through Play
Our team of teachers are guided by Te Whariki – NZ’s Early Childhood Curriculum. They work closely with your child and respond to their unique curiosities by creating an environment that is reflective of each child's needs.
Connecting with Whānau
Our whole community benefits from families and whanau being involved in our centre and their children's learning. Connecting with you via Storypark and celebrating festivals are just some of the ways we include families and whānau.
From growing their own veggies and herbs in our veggie patch to local excursions in the community, we constantly look for ways for your child to explore the connection between their community, their environment and themselves.
The Education Review Office | Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga (ERO) is the New Zealand government’s external evaluation agency. It evaluates and report on the education and care of learners in schools, kura, kohanga reo, puna reo, and early childhood services.