Childcare and Education Centre, Gisborne


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60 children in total

25 Under two years old
35 Over two years old

Child Profile Books

Each child is provided with a portfolio book documenting their learning and development.

We encourage, support and value the contribution of parents/caregivers in creating links between the child’s home and centre environment.

Together our contributions will help connect children’s learning experiences with people, places and things in all of their environments and lead to better outcomes.


Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 7.45am-5.15pm

The centre will be closed for all public holidays and some weeks over the Christmas period.


Kai Time

The centre provides a variety of kai for morning tea (please see menu in kitchen for details).

It is the responsibility of the parent/caregivers to provide lunch and afternoon tea if your child is going to be at the centre at these times.

Parents are required to provide at least one piece of fruit a week for our centre fruit bowl.


Hourly Rate: $6.50

Fees will be charged if your child is absent through sickness or holidays, as the place remains reserved.

Our centre provides 20 hours free childcare and education for 3 to 4 year olds.

Childcare subsidies for those who qualify are available through WINZ.

Payment can be made at the centre (eftpos) or directly into our Sticky Fingers bank account.


Children come to childcare to paint and play in the sand and water – to have fun while they learn!

Please dress your child in appropriate clothing and have a few spare changes of clothes in their bag.

Daily Register

Children must be signed in on arrival and out on departure.

A signature needs to be provided on the register daily.

This is both a Ministry requirement and also a safety precaution.


Sun Smart

Please apply sunscreen to your child before their arrival at the centre in the summer months.

We will apply sunscreen to all children after lunch from our centre supply – you are welcome to provide your own if you prefer.

Children will need a hat to wear to keep them safe from the sun.

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