Kia ora!

BEL ELC HT Turua

Kia ora!

I'm Janice, head teacher of Turua Early Learning Centre. I've been a part of the Barnardos whānau for over 14 months and can't wait to welcome your family into our community.

About this centre

Turua Early Learning Centre is a welcoming, safe and vibrant environment where your child will develop their creativity, confidence and love for learning.

  • Our spacious outdoor area has a huge sandpit, a little hill perfect for running up and rolling down and even our very own hut that our tamariki love.
  • We love to visit the native bush nearby to explore, discover and see what creepy crawlies we can uncover.
  • Your child’s individual nature and uniqueness will be embraced and celebrated by our nurturing teaching team.

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0-5 years

Individualised development, support and resources

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Flexible hours

Open 7:30am-5:30pm with part or full day options

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Large outdoors

Spacious, secure and fun environment

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BYO lunch box

Fresh food packed by each family

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Affordable fees

20 hours ECE available to children 3yrs+

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Expertise and knowledge

Experienced in early childhood for over 40 years

More about us

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Convenience

Our aim is to create the best conditions for your child's learning, wellbeing and care. We also know how important it is to give you the convenience you need and reassurance that your child is in safe hands. Our location, loving team and tailored environment are all waiting to be discovered by your whānau.

Full day or part day options, Storypark - our online parent communication tool, are just some of the ways we try to make things a little easier for parents. Local excursions and fun activities are just the beginning when it comes to being the best we can be for your child. 

Engaging environment

Our happy and nurturing environment will inspire, stimulate and empower your child to learn in their own unique way. The outdoor spaces challenge and excite the imagination, while our spacious and light filled indoor areas offer room for reading, rest, and engaging indoor learning experiences. Our children love painting, waiata and the many natural play areas they have to discover.

Staff who nurture and inspire

Our qualified and experienced teachers are committed to caring for and nurturing your child. They build a strong connection with each child throughout their early learning journey and go out of their way to ensure every child feels supported and their unique needs are met. 

Our teachers create positive opportunities for your child to develop physically, mentally and emotionally. They help guide your child as they navigate new friendships, master new skills and build independence and resilience to get ready for school and lay the foundations for lifelong learning.

Connecting with the outdoors

We only know who we are, by knowing where we come from. That's why building a strong connection with nature and our local community is so important. We believe it helps your child develop a sense of belonging and identity and positively influences their learning experiences.

We're so lucky to have so many wonderful options on our doorstep here at Wellington Central. We grow our own vegetable and herbs in our garden and go on local walks , visit the Ngahere bush track and local schools. 

Nutrition and wellbeing

We encourage healthy eating habits and offer healthy snacks for morning and afternoon tea to compliment each childs BYO lunchbox and food they bring from home. The children also love being involved and we use the vegetables and herbs we grow, in our baking.

Our centre is nut free and we're happy to cater for any allergy or other dietary requirements as required.

Fees and subsidies

We want to make your child's early learning and care experience as affordable as possible. We are a not for profit organisation, so everything we do goes back into supporting your child, the centre and our community. 

Our fees include:

  • Quality education, care and activities provided by our team of teachers
  • Healthy snacks
  • Local outings

View Turua Centre fees

Did you know you may eligible for fee and ECE subsidies?

Learn more about fees and subsidies

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Learning through play

Our team of teachers are guided by Te Whariki – NZ’s Early Childhood Curriculum. They work closely with your child and respond to their unique curiosities by creating an environment that is reflective of each child's needs.

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Connecting with whānau

Our whole community benefits from families and whanau being involved in our centre and their children's learning. Connecting with you via Storypark and celebrating festivals are just some of the ways we include families and whānau.

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Community Connection

From growing their own veggies and herbs in our veggie patch to local excursions in the community, we constantly look for ways for your child to explore the connection between their community, their environment and themselves.

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Stay in touch with Storypark

We use Storypark to record and communicate learning as it happens via photos, video, audio and observations within a secure online environment. Parents and whānau can receive instant feedback and plan new ways to extend their child’s unique interests and abilities.

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Testimonials

“Excellent teachers with so many years of experience, who genuinely care about the children and their families. The environment they have created is stimulating and fun, and the kids have access to the local bush and domain. The hours that the centre is open are ideal for working parents as well. I would never go anywhere else.”

Amy Turua

“Wonderful and amazing teaching staff who go out of their way to provide a learning environment that is fun, adventurous and benefits the uniqueness of each child.”

Shana Turua
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