Kia ora, welcome to Te Kainganui Early Education Centre

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We currently have spaces becoming available! 


We provide education, care, friendship & fun for under-fives.

Here at Te Kainganui you’ll find:

  • a caring friendly atmosphere
  • a committed, innovative, qualified and experienced team of teachers
  • an excellent teacher-tamariki ratio of 1:5
  • an environment that’s creative, stimulating and safe
  • tamariki actively learning and having fun
  • parent, family/whanau and community involvement

We’re dedicated to providing the best possible care and education for tamariki aged 16 months to five years – part-time or full-time.

We are a parent cooperative, with parents and teachers working together to ensure the best outcomes for the tamariki at the centre.

We’re centrally located in Mount Cook, near the Basin Reserve, so we’re handy for drop-offs and pickups. This also allows tamariki to experience being part of a community through excursions to central city and local places and events.

If you’re looking for a childcare placement and would like to arrange a visit, please call (04) 384-3104 or contact our Head Teacher by email: To ensure we can help you as quickly as possible, please include your child’s name, age and anticipated days required in the email.

“The centre is well resourced. Children are managed in a positive way. Teachers are caring and kind in their relationships with children.” (ERO Report, 2015)

Education, care, friendship & fun for under 5's
Te Kainganui means Big House
(& that's what we are!)
64 Tasman St, Mt Cook, Wellington, NZ
Hours 7:45am till 5:30pm
Pick up by 5:15 please!