EduKids Riverbend

Riverbend - baby book
Riverbend - carpentry
Riverbend - Cooking
Riverbend - Painting
Riverbend - Tapa
Riverbend - mechanics
Riverbend - Balls
Riverbend - baby
Riverbend - pouring
Riverbend - climbing
Riverbend - outside reading
Edukids Riverbend is nestled within the Onekawa community on Riverbend Road, between Taradale and Kennedy Roads and next door to St. Patrick’s school. Our centre caters for children from birth through to when they take the next step in their learning journey and move on to school.

Our Vision - Our Vision is for EduKids Riverbend to be a place for everybody, to come together, to belong, to learn, to fly!

Whether it be a place where you as parents feel comfortable to have a cuppa with teachers while your child is transitioning, or a learning environment where your child develops strong connections with teachers, we strive to make everyone feel welcome and to know that this is their place. Parent and whanau evenings and events are an opportunity to come together and share stories, skills and knowledge. Regular fun days and events reflect the diversity of our centre and the things that are important to our local community.

Our Infant Room - The Kowhai Room boasts a Pikler inspired approach to education and care. We provide a secure space for your baby to play and explore.  Supported by their key teacher, your baby will have the freedom to develop at their own pace. After graduating from the nest, your child will join the toddlers in the Kowhai Room where they are provided with opportunities to explore and learn using all of their senses.

Our Toddler Room - In the Pohutukawa Room we work in partnership with parents and whanau to develop individual plans that support our 2 and 3 year old's learning and development. Our large playground offers opportunities to wonder at nature as well as to develop foundation skills for learning.

Our Preschool Room - In the Totara Room our Be School Ready initiative helps us to prepare children for the next step in their learning journey. Through play, teachers support children to develop communication and social competence, maths and literacy, science and technology skills and knowledge, as well as physical skills and knowledge about how to keep safe and healthy. Regular visits to local schools also support children to Be School Ready.

We would love you to come and spend some time with us and see what we can offer you and your family. Call us or pop in for a visit today!

kind words from our parents


Thank you so much for looking after our little girl for the past 12+ months. She has learnt so much and she just loves going to daycare to play and see you ladies. I rave about your centre to all my friends.


Thank you for all you’ve done for our son – the love and support. He has so loved being part of the EduKids whanau and that’s because of the wonderful teachers there. You’ve truly become part of our family as a whole. We appreciate you being an extension of our family in so many ways.


It is absolutely clear that my daughter is learning more and more each day at school. The staff provide great support and patience with her.


Getting out and about

The infants and toddlers at EduKids Riverbend love exploring their community.

Matariki Celebrations

As part of our EduKids Riverbend Matariki celebrations, we had a very special visit from a lady called Kathy, who did an animated Matariki Puppet show for us! This was such a fun and interactive way to learn a little more about Matariki.We got to meet her

Nurturing Through Nature

At EduKids Riverbend we believe that our children are empowered to nurture through nature. This was shown when we had a lamb in the centre and we captured these lovely images of our tamariki caring for it.     The p...