Early Childhood Centre

Crossroads Early Childhood Centre offers an experienced team of registered teachers and a warm friendly environments for your children during the school term.

We offer two programmes, Explorers and Bright Ideas. You can learn more about both and our teaching philosophy below.


9:15- 12:15 Monday-Thursday during Primary school terms

Previously known as Playgroup, Explorers is a fun learning environment for 0- 5 year-old children run during primary school terms.

We are a Licensed Early Childhood Centre which can cater for 15 children under 2 years and 25 children over 2 years at each morning  Explorers session.

Registered teachers work alongside you and your children to enable you to actively support and extend your child's learning.

We operate under a Charitable Trust and are a non-profit making organisation. We ask that parents/caregivers donate $4 per child per session or $6 for 2 or more children per family. Contact us for payment plan options and donation certificates.

Call us for more information and arrange for a visit: 06 358 0669

Bright Ideas

Bright Ideas is our afternoon programme for 2.8-5 year old children. Children can come without their parents/caregivers although parents are welcome to visit.

Session Times:

Monday: Full Day 9:15am- 3:15pm, Afternoon 12:15pm-3:15pm

Tuesday: 12:15pm-3:15pm

Wednesday: 12:15pm-3:15pm

Thursday: 12:15pm-3:15pm

Friday: Morning 9:15am-12:15pm, Full Day 9:15am-3:15pm, Afternoon 12:15pm-3:15pm

Your will find your child will have the opportunity to develop caring hearts, creative minds, to love learning, knowing they are unique, and will become prepared for their next adventure.

This programme qualifies for 20 hours of ECE funding for children over 3 years-old. If your child is not yet 3-years old, or you exceed your 20 free hours, the fee is $5 per hour. WINZ subsidies are also available. Enquire at the office.

We request a donation of $10 per term per family. This covers costs for trips, cooking ingredients and other resources.

Call us for more information and arrange for a visit: 06 358 0669

Our Philosophy

We are a community inspired by relationships. It is our goal that all families/whanau, children and teachers feel at home.

We aim to provide a nurturing and supportive environment where children and families experience God's love, which is based on our Centre's Christian character. We believe that all children are unique & are precious to God.

Children are valued for who they are; their cultural identity, their strengths, interests and passions.

We value kindness, thoughtfulness, friendliness, thankfulness, respect for each other and our environment.

We love to create stimulating learning environments that invite wonder & curiosity - that are rich and vibrant. We treasure creativity and seek to inspire children's imaginative thinking.

We encourage our families/whanau to work together in partnership with teachers to support their children's love of learning.

We believe it takes a whole community to help raise a child.