Early Childhood Education

Give your child the best start in life, join our Waiapu Kids whānau.

We have eight early childhood education centres in Bay of Plenty, Tairāwhiti, and Hawke’s Bay.

Come and join our Waiapu Kids whānau! Get in touch with your local centre today to find out more about our warm, friendly, and professional approach to early childhood education.

Waiapu Kids Philosophy

All of our centres incorporate the Waiapu Kids Philosophy into their practice and teaching:

“Waiapu Kids early childhood education services believe that each child is unique and created in the image of God. Jesus showed a special care and respect for tamariki. This belief guides our practice and our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, tangata whenua, and the wellbeing of children and their whānau.”

Our Waiapu Kids services all have their own flavour and character and are committed to Anglican Care Waiapu’s overall vision and the Waiapu Kids philosophy. Our teaching teams are professional, skilled and passionate and consistently work to gain more knowledge in this sector to support the provision of excellent early childhood education, so if you choose a Waiapu Kids centre for your child you are also joining a rich Waiapu Kids network.

St. George's - Whakatāne

Merivale Whānau Aroha - Tauranga

St. Francis Whānau Aroha - Rotorua

St Mary's Family Centre

St. Matthew's - Hastings

Abbotsford - Waipawa

Te Hapara Whānau Aroha - Gisborne

St Mary's Tahatai