Petone - Te Whare Ako

Te Whare Ako provides quality education and care for children/tamariki aged between three months and five years. 


Flexible Hours

to suit your schedule

Competitive Fees

+ discounts for third
and subsequent children

High Teacher
to Child Ratio

The early learning centre welcomes all children/tamariki from the community, including those of WelTec students and staff.   

LogoWhy choose Te Whare Ako? 

  • High teacher to child ratios 
  • Trusting, respectful relationships with teachers/kaiako 
  • Flexible hours 7:45 am to 5:00 pm
  • Full or part-time day options 
  • We understand and foster the interests of all children/tamariki
  • Programmes provide space for children to develop skills and strategies
  • Our learning environment includes familiar experiences and new challenges
  • Two play spaces for children/tamariki over and under 2 that can be merged
  • Culturally diverse centre
  • Fully qualified teachers
  • No booking fee
  • A supportive and close relationship with WelTec
  • 10% discount for 3rd and subsequent child
  • Ongoing commitment to Te Aō Māori, Te Tiriti ō Waitangi, Tāpasa and Environmental sustainability

We offer competitive fees and support families/whānau with subsidies. Te Whare Ako offers 20 ECE hours of early childhood education to all 3 and 4 year old's. Some families are also entitled to a childcare subsidy through Work and Income New Zealand.

Read our vision and philosophy

Read our ERO report 


Meet the Team

Meet the teachers at Te Whare Ako


Our Fees

Find out about our competitively priced childcare service


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