Upper Hutt Early Learning Centre

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

Our Early Learning Centre

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.

Early Learning Centre Upper Hutt

Meet the Upper Hutt Team