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

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

P 07 859 3059

0800 CHILDREN (244 537)


89 Naylor Street, Hamilton


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The Park Early Education Waikato is a spacious purpose built childcare centre in Hamilton East. It has four areas Babies, Toddlers, Kindergarten and Transition to School.

Separate Learning Areas (approx ages)
Koru Room: 3 months - 16 months
Tawa Room: 16 months - 2.5 years
Rimu Room: 2.5 years - 3.5 years
Kauri Room: 3.5 years - School

The educational programme focuses on your child’s strengths and interests, this encourages an enthusiasm for learning, independently and collaboratively. We incorporate literacy, maths, science, the arts and te reo within the planned and spontaneous learning opportunities. We encourage respect for the environment and each other. The Baby Room uses a ‘Primary Care’, RIE Pikler philosophy this helps your baby form very important secure attachments and encourages exploration and persistence.

  • Provide inclusive, high quality early education & care.
  • Warm & welcoming qualified staff who are passionate about caring and learning.
  • Teachers work with babies so that routines and a strong sense of belonging is nurtured.
  • Well resourced and large grassed outdoor play area with climbing equipment and swings.
  • Backs on to Galloway Park which children use for supervised sports, walks and exploration.
  • Cook prepares quality nutritious Healthy Heart Award meals
  • Children develop social interaction and respect.
  • 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! 
  • 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.

"Amazing centre, fantastic experience with both my children."

- Family Survey

"Spacious, flexible learning areas enable children to challenge themselves in closely monitored situations."

- ERO Report

"Staff are experienced, caring, fun, interesting and enjoy being with the children."

- 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: Babies have a primary caregiver 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

Kara Kara

Centre Manager

DipEd (ECE)

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