We offer both full-time & part-time places

We’re licensed to care for up to 24 tamariki, aged between 16 months and five years.

Five tamariki aged under two are catered for in the daily enrolment total.

To enrol your tamaiti, please contact the Head Teacher by calling (04) 384-3104 or by email: tekainganuiece@gmail.com. If we don’t have places available immediately, you can join our waiting list.

Please note there is a minimum enrolment for new families of two days a week.


We open at 7:45am and close at 5.30pm. We’re open Monday to Friday throughout the year, except for statutory holidays and two weeks over Christmas/New Year. For the 2016/17 Christmas break, we are shut from 23rd Dec 2015 – 9th Jan 2016.

Fees - as at 3 April 2017

 Under 3's3's and over
5 days$278.00$207.50
4 days$234.00$141.60
3 days$175.50$88.20
2 days$117.00$58.80

20 hours ECE funding for tamariki aged 3 and 4: For up to date information on the 20 hours ECE funding please go to the ECE website for the Ministry of Education.

Te Kainganui is a non-profit organisation. The fees supplement the funding that we receive from the Ministry of Education to help us cover costs including; staffing, equipment and materials, cleaning, building and playground maintenance, electricity, office expenses etc. We receive 20 hours  ECE funding for tamariki aged 3 and 4.

Fees are payable two weeks in advance, 52 weeks a year.

To secure your tamaiti’s place at Te Kainganui we ask for a bond of $100. This will be refunded when your tamaiti leaves – or it can be used to pay any outstanding fees. The bond isn’t refunded if you withdraw your tamaiti before he or she starts at Te Kainganui.

If you have any further questions about our fees, please contact the supervisor on (04) 384-3104 or email: tekainganuiece@gmail.com

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!