Early Childhood Centre

Te Waipuna Ariki o Matangireia
The Celestial Pool of Marangireia

Providing quality care and education to tamariki from six months to five years of age. Highly qualified teachers and experienced support staff ensure your tamariki receive the best start in life.

About this Service

Te Waipuna Ariki o Matangireia is located just outside of Whakatane on the corner of Golf Links Road and Thornton Road. We accept bookings between the hours of 7:30am to 5:30pm, Monday through Friday, and are open during the school holidays (excluding approximately two weeks over the Christmas / New Year period).

We have a van service that picks up many tamariki from within Whakatane and the Centre surrounds, and drops them home after kura.

Te Waipuna Ariki o Matangireia has established three roopu:

  • Kaputerangi: Under 2 years
  • Whakaari: 2-3 years
  • Putauaki: 3-5 years

Our Centre tamariki and whānau are supported by many other services located on site, including:

  • Incredible Years Parenting Programme
  • Tamariki Ora
  • Family Start

Service Features

  • Tamariki from six months to five years old!
  • Hours of operation: 7:30am to 5:30pm
  • Self-Directed Learning
  • Huge outside play area!
  • 20 Hours ECE available
  • Van Service
  • Whanau Hui each term

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Secure your tamariki a place in our centre today!

“I love how my baby has become more open within herself and loves to talk now.”

Sourced from Customer Feedback Survey 2019


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