Northland early learning centre

Back to nature, holistic early childhood education centre in Northland

Infants, toddlers and young children, to six years

Nau mai, haere mai, welcome to Northland Childspace.

We are located in windy Northland, with lush bush and wide spaces all around us.

We cater for children between 0 – 6 years.

We have a bright spacious teina (nursery) located upstairs, in which we have two teachers and up to eight children.

Northland ECE centre

Northland Manager
Max Christie

Tuakana-teina relationships

Our tuakana (2-6 years) is on the ground level, with three teachers and up to twenty-two children.

We have many siblings who attend, and our environment allows for them to visit one another in the two spaces.

However, this in not restricted to siblings, we invite and encourage all children to benefit from tuakana-teina relationships (learning from peers).

Sense of belonging and wellbeing

Our teaching team believe strongly in supporting children’s sense of belonging and wellbeing within the centre by fostering ongoing relationships between family, whānau and children.

Our team bring with them a range of passions and experiences, which they enjoy weaving into their daily programme and sharing their interests with the children.

We offer a diverse early childhood programme that includes a strong focus on art, gardening, excursions, sustainable practices, heuristic play, and self-directed play. Much of our inspiration comes from the work of Emmi Pikler and Magda Gerber.

Secret garden

Our centre is made unique by its ‘Secret Garden’ which gives children an opportunity to connect with nature allowing them to respect and appreciate Papatūānuku.

We also have an extended bush land across the road, which we make very good use of. We are passionate about providing opportunities in which the children are able to explore their relationship with the natural world, including our prolific bird population.

Open to help

Open from 7.30am-6.00pm Mon-Fri we offer full-time and part-time spaces for your family.

We endeavour to accommodate to your childcare needs to the best of our ability.

Northland ECE Childspace photo gallery

Important documents

Excerpts from ERO reports

Meet the Northland team

Meet our dedicated team of caring and professional specialists, who strive to provide the best possible service for you and your children.

Feedback from parents

Contact our centre

Northland (up to 6 years)
Centre Manager: Max Christie