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:

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.  CONTRIBUTION | MANA TANGATA. TS 4

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.                                                                                                                                                BELONGING | MANA WHENUA. TS 4, TS 6.

Crossroads Early Childhood Centre has a nurturing Christian character where children, families/whānau and teachers are free  to share about their relationship with Jesus.            BELONGING | MANA WHENUA. TS 4.

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.                                                                                                                  WELLBEING | MANA ATUA, BELONGING | MANA WHENUA. TS 3, TS 4

We deliver high quality education in partnership with parents and whānau, creating stimulating, thoughtful, meaningful learning environments where children and whānau can actively engage.                                                                                                                                                    EXPLORATION | MANA AOTŪROA, BELONGING | MANA WHENUA, CONTRIBUTION | MANA TANGATA. TS 2, TS 3, TS 4, TS 5, TS 6.                                                                                                                       

We acknowledge Māori as tangata whenua (the indigenous people) and commit to building relationships that are in the spirit of partnership, participation and protection.                                    CONTRIBUTION | MANA TANGATA, BELONGING | MANA WHENUA.   TS 1, TS 5, TS 6