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We look forward to
welcoming you

Welcome to Country Gate, nestled in the serene beauty of a rural setting. Our passionate staff are dedicated to providing a warm and nurturing environment for your child's early years.

At Country Gate, we embrace the rich natural surroundings and integrate them into our educational approach. We implement Te Whāriki curriculum, ensuring that each child's learning journey is tailored to their unique strengths, interests, and needs.

We understand the importance of strong partnerships with parents/whanau and actively collaborate with them to align our teaching practices with their aspirations for their children. Together, we create a supportive and inclusive community where every child thrives.

Join us at Country Gate, where our amazing staff, the beauty of rural living and a carefully crafted curriculum come together to create an exceptional early childhood experience for your little ones.

Our purpose is to provide a nurturing and enriching early learning experience that celebrates the uniqueness of every child

We prioritise holistic development, fostering curiosity, creativity, and well-being. We do this through strong relationships with families and our community.
We create an inclusive environment that values cultural diversity and prepares children for lifelong success.

WINZ subsidies

There are additional subsidies available to help families with the cost of childcare. Click below to read more about it on the Ministry of Social Development, Ministry of Education and WINZ websites, or feel welcome to contact us, we are more than happy to help guide you through this process.

20 Hours ECE

The Government funds the cost of children aged 3 years plus to attend early childhood education (ECE) for up to 20 hours a week. This funding is called 20 Hours ECE and is available for up to six hours a day for children in approved programmes, like our centre.

Opening hours

Our centre hours are 7:30am – 5:30pm Monday to Friday all year round.
Our centre is closed on statutory days.

Our Centre

Country Gate is privately owned and operated, and is managed by co-owner and teacher, Kate Watson.
Our teachers provide high quality care for our babies, toddlers and preschoolers, with a minimum of 80% qualified teachers. Country Gate believes in maintaining quality adult to child ratios.

Kiwi Room - Under 2's

12 children (with a maximum of 15)

Pukeko Room - Over 2's

21 children

Tui Room - Preschoolers

37 children

"Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood, for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child's soul."

Freidrich Froebel