EduKids Papatoetoe

EK Papatoetoe - plant
EK Papatoetoe - gardening
EK Papatoetoe - red flowers
EK Papatoetoe - drummers
EK Papatoetoe - cutting veges
EK Papatoetoe - colourful toys
EK Papatoetoe - iPad
EK Papatoetoe - science
EK Papatoetoe - poi dance
EK Papatoetoe - reading 2
EK Papatoetoe - green playdough
EK Papatoetoe - paper art
Do you need childcare in Papatoetoe? EduKids Papatoetoe is a childcare centre close to the Papatoetoe train station and Allan Brewster Leisure Centre.

Why choose EduKids Papatoetoe?

We cherish our community ties and are a multi-cultural centre, with  Samoan, Cook Island, Indian, European, Chinese and Fijian teachers. If you live in or around Papatoetoe and need childcare this is centre is great choice for your family.

We offer:

  • Child-led learning programme - children will guide us
  • Positive behaviour guidance - where they will learn to respect themselves, classmates, teachers and their environment
  • Friendly and approachable staff
  • Low teacher-child ratio
  • Be School Ready initiative

Our Early Learning Rooms

Our centre is divided into six different spaces, so we can support each child in their unique learning journey and cater to their care needs.

The Harakeke Room. This is a space for our babies. In the Harakeke Room, each of our infants has a teacher dedicated to their needs, whom they can develop a trusting relationship with. Teachers follow your baby's lead in their daily routine and provide a calm environment, allowing them to develop at their own pace. We make learning exciting, with a range of age appropriate learning opportunities for young babies.

The Kowhai Room. This is our space for the toddlers, who range in age from 18 months to 2.5 years. The team of teachers here are always prepared to take on the challenges the toddler age group presents them with, as their emerging physical skills put them at the height of their curiosity. Children will develop their co-ordination within a warm and responsive boundary of socially acceptable behaviour.

The Pohutukawa Room. This is for 2.8 to 3.5 year old's. Here the focus is on helping children explore and develop their understanding of the physical, social and natural world around them. A rich variety of resources are presented carefully to evoke curiosity and risk-taking, which will develop self-help and interpersonal skills.

The Kea Room. This is spacious with beautifully manicured playgrounds. Nature learning, shared learning, science and mathematics are a few specialties of this room. Kea Room caters for children from 3.6 to 4 years old. Creativity and celebrations are used to help children pursue their interests in meaningful ways

The Pukeko Room. This space has a very well managed set-up and caters to children from 3.5 to 4 years old.  Here, the focus is social skills while working together on small projects.

The Tui Room. This has our oldest group of children from 4 to 5 years of age. There is a strong focus on developing self-help skills in the Tui Room. Literacy and mathematics are consistently supported through a wide variety of play and work-based learning experiences.

We were recognised this year by Reader's Digest readers, who awarded us the Gold Quality Service award. 

For more information about the specific fees for your centre, 

please contact us directly (09) 277 0994 /

You might be eligible for support paying their childcare fees. For more information click here


Plunket Appeal Week at EduKids Papatoetoe

Plunket is a not-for-profitable organisation in New Zealand. They provide support for children’s health, development, and wellbeing from birth to 5years. They work in partnership with families and communities to ensure the best start of every child.

St Johns visit EduKids Papatoetoe

St John Ambulance volunteer officer Sue visited EduKids Papatoetoe

Healthy Heart Day at EduKids Papatoetoe

EduKids Papatoetoe celebrated Healthy Heart Day by wearing red, participating in a variety of sports activities and not forgetting to eat healthy food.