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New Shoots Whenuapai
Childcare Centre

When you walk in to New Shoots Whenuapai you instantly feel a sense of family, a home away from home where your most precious children are loved and cared for in the most respectful and natural ways. We take pride in the relationships that we build with our children and their whānau. Our rooms cater for individual needs in a calm, caring, responsive environment. Our resources are specially sourced and spread through the centre where they offer endless learning possibilities - they inspire the mind for creativity, the senses for exploration and of course lots of fun through play.

Our teaching team come with lots of experience, love and compassion alongside their passion to do their very best every day, to provide exceptional care for our children. Our educators facilitate learning experiences for the children that cater to individual needs, where they can learn and grow in fun and meaningful ways whilst maintaining their confidence to explore freely alongside their peers.  We feel that it is so important for our tamariki to spend most of their day exploring their environment - indoors and out - in uninterrupted play. You can hear the giggles down the streets, the dance parties and endless volcano eruptions happening within the community of Whenuapai. 

Here at New Shoots Whenuapai our curriculum reflects play based learning - where our children have opportunities to explore through open ended play. Whether it be our infants in their calm environment figuring out how their fingers work, or our toddlers mastering their emotions with dinosaurs as well as our young children problem solving and creating their own theories of how the world works. We as educators thrive on these learning opportunities where we can extend on our children’s learning so that they are competent and confident in their learning environment. 

We are a home away from home, come in and see us anytime and you will instantly feel at home.

Ahakoa he iti he pounamu
Although it is small, it is greenstone


Centre details

Ratios: Infants 1:4, Toddlers 1:6, Preschool 1:8 

Opening Times: Monday-Friday, 7.00am-6.00pm 

Address: 1-9 Maramara Rd, Whenuapai, Auckland

Phone number: +64 9 869 6050



Imagine their own special world



Enrolment Fees June 2018

Under three years or over three years NOT taking up 20 hours

  • Two days $160
  • Three days $225
  • Four days $275
Five days full time $310

Over THREE Years
AND taking up 20 Hours

  • Two days $105
  • Three days $145
  • Four days $180
Five days full time $210


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