Find a Vacancy

Qualified, passionate teachers, large outdoor spaces, transition to school programmes and 20 ECE hours each week.

Our Location > Rototuna EEW Centre

rototuna 2019

Monday-Friday 7.30am - 5.30pm
* Daily charge applies.

P 07 853 8157

0800 CHILDREN (244 537)


25 Strathmore Drive, Hamilton


View ERO report

Enrolment enquiry

Rototuna Early Education Waikato is a purpose built centre adjacent to Rototuna Primary. The centre is licensed for 50 children and is staffed by trained, qualified teachers. Rototuna Early Education Waikato is well-respected for delivering high-quality childcare in Hamilton.

Separate Learning Areas (approx ages)
Pēpi Room: 3 months - 20 months
Teina Room: 20 months - 3 years
Tuakana Room: 3 years - School

  • Provide inclusive, high quality early education & care.
  • Warm & welcoming qualified staff who are passionate about caring and learning.
  • Teachers work with infants so that routines and a strong sense of belonging is nurtured.
  • Well resourced and large grassed outdoor play area framed by a gully backdrop
  • Cook prepares quality nutritious meals
  • Private online learning portfolios for parents (sharing photos, videos and stories about your child).
  • An exclusive early childhood partnership with the Enviroschools Programme (eg. recycling, composting, gardening).
  • In Partnership with Sports Waikato Under5 Energize to eat healthy, be active & have fun!
  • Children develop social interaction and respect.
  • Learning is based on the NZ Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whāriki.
  • Value family/whānau and centre partnership.
  • Opportunies are provided for children to explore and learn according to their individual needs and interests.
  • Commitment to reflect our bicultural heritage.
  • Transition to school programme.

Staff always make you feel very welcome, our child is very happy and settled."

- Family Survey

"The centre provides a rich, stimulating and challenging learning environment for children's play and exploration."

- ERO Report

"The backyard provides a nice and safe environment for kids to run around."

- Family Survey

Our qualified staff carefully plan programmes that fulfil the early childhood curriculum. We aim to ensure children are competent, confident and successful learners. Children will learn and develop:

  • A strong foundation in reading, writing and maths
  • Art, creativity, music and dance skills
  • An understanding of sustainability and their environment
  • The importance of New Zealand's heritage
  • Social skills, behaviour management and manners
  • Self confidence
  • Learning skills such as independence, creativity and curiosity
  • Friendships that may last throughout their schooling
  • Relationships with consistent, familiar teachers
  • To understand and operate within a structured routine

Teachers provide learning extensions that prepare you child for school which include numeracy & numbers, literacy & language, nature & science, computers & technology, puzzles & games, creative arts, sand & water play, trips, transition to school programme, child friendships… and more!

Children work together at mat time to share daily information, stories, songs, movement, drama & waiata, etc.

A typical daily learning routine

Note: Infants have a key teacher who will know and follow your child's unique routine (eg. when to sleep, preferred wrap).

7.30am - Welcome children & family/whānau
Activities/Child led learning
9.15am - Mat Time Hui
9.30am - Morning Tea Kai
Activities/Child led learning
11.15am - Mat Time Hui
11.30am - Lunch Kai
12.00pm - Sleep (or rest for non-sleepers)
Activities/Child led learning
2.15pm - Mat Time Hui
2.30pm - Afternoon Tea Kai
Activities/Child led learning
5.00pm - Light Snack Kai
5.30pm - Farewell children Haere rā

Robert Robert

Centre Manager

Enquire Now