Welcome to the Gisborne Community Early Education Centre - Te Whare Tiaki Tamariki.
Our team of qualified and experienced early childhood education teachers provide a warm and welcoming environment where children are encouraged to learn and develop through the all-important first 5 years of their life.
We cater for up to 45 children, including 15 children aged under 2 years. Our staff/child ratio is 1:3 in the infant area and 1:4 in the toddler/young child area.
Children aged 3 and 4 years are entitled to the 20 hours per week free early childhood education allowance.
Our opening hours are 7.45am to 5.15pm, Monday to Friday, and we are open year round with the exception of statuary holidays, the Christmas/new year period and the Tuesday following Easter Monday.
We are affiliated to the New Zealand Childcare Association and are a part of NZEI Te Riu Roa. Inquiry Learning, Rie Pikler and Reggio are some of the learning programmes that we run.
Please visit our website for more information, then call or email to discuss all your early childhood education requirements today.