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The Salvation Army Early Childhood Education centres provide quality, Christian, Early childhood Care, Education and wrap around whānau care services in the community. 

We believe the early years are the optimal time for children’s development. We have the privilege to have this time with children and whānau to strive for success in life, however that may look for individuals.

At our centres we place a strong emphasis on allowing children to learn through play. We provide individualised learning programmes based on each child’s interests, using a varied range of opportunities and experiences.

Te Whariki, the Ministry of Education’s early childhood curriculum is woven throughout our programme. This emphasises the learning partnership between Kiako, tamariki, parents and whānau. Te Whariki ensures that children are taught literacy and numeracy skills in an age-appropriate manner.

It is important to us that your children are well cared for. We value our trusted relationships with each child and family and want ‘our place’ to become ‘your place’. 

All our centres receive regular positive reviews from the Education Review Office (ERO).

Consistent, responsive, loving care in the earliest years of a child’s life can grow great brains (and great individuals). Science has proven it.
Brainwave trust


Our core values

Wairua, we value who you are, we create opportunities for connections to faith communities

Whanaungatanga, we value your family and where you are from

Manaakitanga, we want you to feel at home, and we engage in community through sustainable services

Awhi and Aroha, we care for you through providing quality teaching and education