EduKids Papakura

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EduKids Papakura childcare centre is Papakura’s hidden gem, we’re nestled away in a quiet residential street away from hustle and bustle. We’ve been open since 2015 and are continuing to make a huge educational difference to the lives of children in our community. We pride ourselves on our teaching team as well as our 3 educational environments

The Kahurangi Room (Infants 3 months – 2 years) is focused on giving our youngest the very best start to their education journey. Our infant’s environment is open plan and offers an extensive variety of different learning materials to keep their minds busy and to support their growing learning. Our teaching team have a huge focus on building strong relationships with our tamariki and whanau to support the individual routines and learning needs to ensure that not only are we providing the best possible care and education but that this is fostered on trust and a joint partnership between home and centre.

Our Pounamu Room (Toddlers 2 years to 3-3.5 years) provides a bright and exciting open plan room which supports, encourages and guides our most curious age group. The focus in the Pounamu room is to continue building our strong relationships with whanau and to provide our toddler tamariki with support and a growing understanding of how their world works alongside working with others. We plan, support and educate our curious group through an individual focus to allow children to grow and learn at their own pace.

Our Kawakawa Room (PreSchool 3 years to 5 years) is our final stage of the journey at Edukids Papakura. This large open plan space fosters and sets the scene for inclusive, supportive and interactive environments allowing our children to end their Pre school learning years with us in a fun, exciting and educational way. This sets them up with the best skills to succeed and thrive within their next learning journey.

We would like to welcome you to visit our centre, have a look around, meet our wonderful team and see our children enjoying EduKids Papakura! We look forward to seeing you soon.

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kind words from our parents


I would like to thank the EduKids Papakura team for all of the hard work that you all do, my son really enjoyed attending your centre and is now ready to go to school. Thank you as well to the management team who are very supportive and easy to talk to. Great Job!


Dear Teachers, Last night after cooking dinner, feeding my children , reading bed time stories and finally turning on the dishwasher I felt this sense of tiredness coming over me and I just thought about all the teachers at day-care. We are so exhausted after a day at work and then you still have to be super mom at night and the understanding loving wife. Our kid’s teachers still have to fill all of these roles at night , after a busy , not always so easy day with 15+ toddlers and babies. Thank you for teaching our kids how to wash their hands, eat with a fork, clean up toys, wait in line patiently, take turns, and so many other life skills – all to the rhythm of upbeat tunes. After a long work day, it’s nice that dinner is just a bit more civil and enjoyable. Thanks for providing a safe and fun place for our babies to explore and release their boundless energy. Whether it’s rainy or sunny outside, we appreciate your dedication to keeping toddlers active and being resourceful with hula hoops, bikes and more. Finally, thank you for loving our kids, for giving them hugs when they’re sad or hurt, for sending us photos and notes about their day. You are little rays of lights in this phase of toddlerhood.


I would like to thank all of the staff at EduKids Papakura for always making my child feel so loved every day! Every morning she is greeted with such warmth, love and care which as a mother is so heartwarming to see and feel. As a parent, my needs and wants are always met to the best of the team's ability. They have strong communication skills and always put the needs of my child first along with sharing and keeping me up to date on the learning through daily posts and other story park updates! Thank you, team, for all that you do!


Daffodil Day Celebrations

Recently EduKids Papakura wanted to celebrate Daffodil Day with a few differences.

Our trip to the Auckland Museum

​To extend on the children’s current exploration and discovery skills, we set off on a centre adventure to explore the Auckland Museum.

EduKids Papakura Kiwiana celebrations

February has started off with a bang at EduKids Papakura! On Wednesday 7th we had a Kiwiana day where we were able to learn about and celebrate Waitangi day throughout the centre. We celebrated with a centre-wide dress up and...