Early Childhood Centre

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

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


eXPLORERS playgroup

9:15 - 12:15 Monday-Thursday

Explorers Playgroup is a fun learning environment for 0- 5 year-old children.

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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 $5 per child per session or $7 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 all day for 2.8-5 year old children.

Session Times:

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs:  Full Day 9:15am- 3:15pm, Afternoon 12:15pm-3:15pm

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

Children will have the opportunity to develop caring hearts, creative minds, to love learning, know 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

Relationships are the foundation on which Crossroads Early Childhood Centre is embedded. 

We provide a welcoming haven, where all families/whānau, children and teachers feel respected, safe, supported, and valued. A place for you, where individuals and relationships can grow and flourish.                                                                                                                                               

Crossroads Early Childhood Centre has a nurturing Christian character where children, families/whānau and teachers are free  to share about their relationship with Jesus.           

We believe that all children are unique and precious to God. We are dedicated to learning about each child, acknowledging their abilities, strengths, interest’s, cultural identity, and affirming who they are and where they come from. We support children to develop the fruits of the spirit in learning and in life.                                                                                                                 

We deliver high quality education in partnership with parents and whānau, creating stimulating, thoughtful, meaningful learning environments where children and whānau can actively engage.                                                                                                                                                                              We acknowledge Māori as tangata whenua (the indigenous people) and commit to building relationships that are in the spirit of partnership, participation and protection.