Kakariki Kids - Early Learning Centre

Where nature teaches and teachers nurture

Searching the bush

Kakariki Kids

Kakariki Kids is an Early Childhood Education Centre based in Tukurua, Golden Bay. We provide a nurturing, holistic individual learning based programme with an emphasis on the values of family and the richness of our natural environment.

Opening Hours:

  • We are open for 51 weeks per year from 7.45 am - 5.15 pm and closed for statutory holidays.

We Offer:

  • Daily forest excursions
  • Healthy morning and afternoon teas
  • Beautiful, spacious premises
  • Experienced, qualified staff
  • Transition to School programme
  • Opening hours to suit working families

Smelling a flower

Kakariki Nursery

We provide a homely, nurturing space for children aged 3 months - 2 years, (licensed for 12) in a beautiful nursery separate from the over 2 year olds. With an excellent staff ratio of 1:4, our infants experience loving and respectful care with an experienced team of teachers who are passionate about the early years of human development.

Kakariki Over 2's

We provide a stimulating, fun and varied environment for 2 - 6 year olds, (licensed for 30) with an emphasis on the natural world and personal individuality. Our children have supervised access to a 3 acre native forest onsite with bush walks. This provides plenty of opportunities for physical and cognitive development as part of their everyday experiences to help foster a love of the natural world and respect for each other.