Bilingual teaching curriculum


Te Whare Kohungahunga o Y Tamariki is committed to building bilingual and bi-cultural learning environments for tamariki aged 0-6 years, that promotes,respects and acknowledges the special relationships of both dual partners of Te Tiriti O Waitangi

We offer activities and experiences in the centre that are child initiated and teacher supported, based on the children’s strengths and interests.

We offer Learn To Swim programmes, Kapa Haka and community excursions.



Opening hours

Monday to Friday 7:45am till 5:00pm

(Excluding Statutory Holidays and between Christmas and New Years)


Children experience an environment where they “Grow up as component and confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society.” Activities and experiences in the centre are child initiated and teacher supported. They are based upon children’s strengths and interests with an emphasis on bilingual language.


Y Tamariki has a diverse range of qualified teaching staff led by Manager Dianah Foley.



Hourly rates are $6.00 per child

Fees are charged for times and days enrolled.

Attendance over and above the enrolled times shall be an extra cost.
WINZ Subsidies can be accessed to those eligible to subsidise fees.
20 Free ECE Hours can be accessed to those three and four year olds that are eligible


Y Tamariki provides all meals for children.

Meals include morning and afternoon tea and a cooked lunch and fruit.

All meals are designed to meet the daily nutritional intake for children and ensure that healthy options are utilised.

Dietary concerns and special meals can be made to cater for your child/s, family/whanau needs and values.


Y Tamariki loves outings in the community so exploring out side the centre’s grounds is incorporated in out planning to ensure that our tamariki have experiences in and around Y Tamarki Centre.


All bookings are subject to availability.

Please download a waiting list form here.


224 Wainui Road
Ph 06 867 9259
Fax 06 867 9263