Goodshed Rd, Upper Hutt

Welcome to our purpose built centre in the heart of Upper Hutt, specially designed for early learning education and care.

We are conveniently located opposite the Upper Hutt train station. We are also close to primary schools, the big H2O swimming pool, the library and over the train track from the main shopping area of Upper Hutt.

We are licenced for 67 children, 24 of whom can be under two years old. They all enjoy their day in their own groups. being Fantail, Tui and Kiwi Rooms.

upper hutt preschool children outside
 
 

The Environment

Fantail Room is a beautiful nurturing home from home for our babies and young toddlers and Tui room is our safe, active room full of fun toddlers and young children. Both our Fantail and Tui rooms share an outside area, with a shaded deck that allows our children to be outside in any weather.

The Kiwi room is home to our big proud pre-schoolers and we have a spacious outdoor area just for them. Lots of great learning and specialised care and education goes on and we are always proud of our big school children when they head off to school, knowing they have had years of great early childhood education.

Our outside areas are wonderful and have their own shaded sandpit, climbing obstacles and challenges. We have a large pirate ship, climbing domes and large blue boxes to encourage our children to use their imagination and enjoy their play.

preschool child at our upper hutt childcare centre
 
 

A Day in the Life

Open from 7.15am to 6pm; our day routine is much like it is for most families. With extra naps and adjusted meal times for babies and children still needing their own pattern followed.

We have our own centre kitchen and cook ensuring the children are well fed with home cooked meals and snack throughout the day.

The work that takes place in our classrooms shares the richness in the diversity of our children, their families and our teachers. We are home to a multi-ethnic and cultural community. We bring together our uniqueness and lift up our children’s mana, respect and dignity, because this is the treasure that they share with us.

Annual rituals and intentional learning are a part of our regular learning through play curriculum. Gardening is important to us, and every month we have a special event or celebration to support a national event taking place in the community. We celebrate Matariki, different language weeks and as ANZAC day is special to Aotearoa, the centre always commemorates this day by providing a hot beverage and baked goodies to the parents and families.

We look forward to you joining us on our learning journey.

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Meet the Upper Hutt Team

 
Una

Una

Centre Manager

Bula Vinaka!I am Una and I hail from the island of Fiji. I have four daughters, two sons-in-law and three precious grand-children. I have ...

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Angie

Angie


Ki ora, I’m Angie and I am the Head Teacher in the Fantail Room.I have been teaching since 1999 and have worked in a variety of early ...

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Kate

Kate


Hi, I’m Kate and I have worked at Childhood Concepts Upper Hutt since 2011.I completed my Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) at the end of 2014 ...

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Bridget

Bridget


Hi, my name is Bridget Martin.I’m a trained and registered Early Childhood Teacher and have been working in early childhood since 2007.I ...

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Farren

Farren


Kia ora, my name is Farren.I am a friendly and bubbly person, so if you see me around, don’t be shy and say hello.I have been working at ...

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Brydon

Brydon


Kia Ora - My name is Brydon Burns and I have lived in Upper Hutt for most of my life.My interests include, riding my motorcycle, video ...

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Jessica

Jessica


Talofa lava, my name is Jessica Lio,I have been working at Childhood concepts since 2014.My favorite saying at the moment is ‘They may ...

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Carolina

Carolina


HolaMy name is Carolina and I am from Colombia. My husband is a New Zealander and I am now a permanent resident in New Zealand. My ...

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Chris

Chris


My name is Chris and I am a reliever at Upper Hutt Childhood Concepts. I started working here in May 2016.I have been teaching for about ...

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Kalara

Kalara


Bula Vinaka. My name is Kalara Ramacake.I started working at Childhood Concepts in 2015 and I absolutely love it! I love being able to ...

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Litiana

Litiana


Bula Vinaka.I'm Litiana and I am a reliever at Childhood Concepts, where I began working in 2017.I am truly blessed to be working alongside ...

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Matila

Matila


Bula Vinaka, my name is Matila (or Tila for short).I have been working at Childhood Concepts as a reliever, since 2016 and have enjoyed it ...

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