Te Kainganui means ‘big house’ – and that’s what we are!

Our ‘big house’ is a six-room villa at 64 Tasman Street, Mount Cook, Wellington.

At TK we view the environment as integral to the learning experiences for tamariki. We provide resources and equipment which are stimulating, inviting tamariki to explore. We promote care of the environment with recycling, reusing and repairing practiced.


Inside areas are used flexibly for dramatic play, reading, art and creativity, music and dance, construction, block and vehicle type play, games and sleeping.

We document and display nga tamariki projects, art, creations and ideas as they learn. This is for you to see what we are all learning together. This is also provided on Storypark – our digital portfolio system.


Our outside play area incorporates a covered deck area, large climbing boxes, slides and ladders with a safety surface, a water pump and a sandpit. We have a vegetable, herb and flower garden, compost bin and worm farm. The area is fully fenced and shaded for use in summer.

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!