Children are at the heart of our work

We welcome you and your child to what we trust will be an extension of your home. By working together we will provide an environment that promotes quality child care and education.

Our Values

  • Pride

    We take great pride in our high quality care, facilities and the positive outcomes we generate for children.

  • Growth

    We strive for excellence in all facets of our business. In particular, supporting ongoing learning and continuous improvement of our teaching practice.

  • Kindness

    We endeavour to act in ways that promote teamwork, integrity and thoughtfulness.

  • Play

    We create environments where all of us are given the freedom to play.

  • Collaboration

    We form partnerships with each other, our children and their families in respectful and honest ways.

About Us

The Park is a beautifully designed, purpose built Early Learning Centre located on the old Athletic Park rugby ground in Newtown.

At The Park we value the importance of relationships that provide the foundation for people to grow together, take risks and construct knowledge and understanding, through play. We believe that these values form a solid foundation for all children to become confident and capable lifelong learners.

Our ‘Village @ the Park’ retirement community is a unique aspect of our curriculum. We enjoy a special relationship with the retirement living complex through our Intergenerational Care Programme. Children and older adults experience planned and spontaneous interactions where they enjoy each others’ company and appreciate each others’ contributions within our community.

We have spacious environments that provide a range of opportunities for children to learn at their own pace. Our large natural outdoor environment encourages children to explore and discover the wonders of nature.

Please feel free to come and visit us, we would love to show you around our centre.

All three of our children have been to The Park ELC and we all love it. The staff are lovely, they create a fun, caring environment with a strong focus on identifying learning areas and building skills specific to each child. Most importantly the kids have fun- messy play, water play, dress-up days, family nights, outings, the list goes on. We will be sad to leave the The Park community when our youngest turns five.

Sarah McLean + Glenn Phillips

We have had both our children go through The Park ELC and have been so happy with our time with them! The facilities are amazing and are built for purpose with so many things taken into account which are all to ensure the children have an amazing experience at The Park. The teachers are fabulous and they show care and interest  for the whole family not just the child who they care for. 

Angela Hamilton + Kahu Farrell

Our little whanau has been part of the The Park family for the past 4 years and we are extremely happy with the warm, secure and fun learning environment they provide our two children. The teachers are caring, they get to know all the children and families which in turn enables them to provide the support required to grow happy and healthy children. We are grateful for the smiles, laughter and cuddles the teachers share with our children and appreciate all the hard work and dedication they put in to make it such a happy and nurturing centre.

Karen Smith + Grant Fairhurst