Sunnynook Community Early Learning is a non-profit community early childhood centre. It offers all day and sessional options with children of mixed ages and provides quality early childhood education and care.

The centre's programme is based on Te Whaariki which is the New Zealand Early Childhood Education curriculum. The centre is available to families / whanau from all areas to provide support in a friendly, caring atmosphere. Our costs are very reasonable with the aim of making our service accessible to all of the families in our community.

We are licensed by the Ministry of Education to have 25 children - 8 under two-year-olds and 17 over two-year-olds. You can access our latest ERO report on the Ministry of Education website (Sunnynook Community Creche).


To provide an environment where every child and their family feel safe, secure and nurtured; where each child's self esteem is developed and where their play is valued as meaningful learning experiences.

"Children’s learning and development are fostered if the well-being of their family and community is supported; of their family, culture knowledge and community are respected; and if there is a strong connection and consistency among all of the aspects of a child’s world." Te Whaariki, Ministry of Education, 1996.


Our staff are all qualified and registered teachers. All of our teachers are competent and confident educators who all have many years of experience working with young children and their families.


$15 per morning, $12.50 per afternoon or $35 per day.  We do offer 20 free hours for children aged 3 years and over.


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - 9am to 3.30pm

Wednesday - Preschool - 8.30am to 1.00pm


We currently have a waiting list so please feel free to come in or email us and we will add you to our list. We aim to provide high quality early childhood education within our community for as many children as possible.


Our programme is based on the principles and strands of Te Whaariki (New Zealand’s Early Childhood Curriculum). We encourage and support freedom of choice for our children. The way in which we do this is to set up challenging and interesting experiences for each child to enjoy and explore.

Each child learns in his or her own way. It is our role to provide an environment that encourages and supports children strengths and interests. By providing children freedom of choice we are encouraging them to take responsibility for their own learning at their own individual pace.

By supporting our children in this way we are encouraging them to become competent and confident learners. Te Whaariki, Ministry of Education, 1996.

You can contact Sunnynook Community Early Learning by phoning on (09) 410 2370 or email us at scc.creche@xtra.co.nz

We hope to meet you soon Ka Kite
The Sunnynook CommunityEarly Learning Team