Karaka Learning Centre

Karaka Learning Centre has been operating since 1986, providing outstanding care and education for children aged 3 months to 6 years. The majority of our educators at Karaka Learning Centre have many years’ experience. We exceed the Ministry’s requirement of 80% trained educators.

Developing a love of learning

LearningIn our family orientated setting, you are recognised as one of your child’s educators - education requires strong partnerships and connections with the family and the wider world, all contributing to your child’s development.

Our centre provides a nurturing, stimulating learning environment, connecting experiences, activities and events to encourage in your child a love of learning.

We pride ourselves on providing a world class school readiness programme, ensuring your child transitions to school as a confident learner and communicator.

A ‘wonderland’ for children

swimmingAt Karaka Learning Centre, we are always developing our environment to make it a great place for all.  We have farm animals, large grassed areas, a heated swimming pool, a gym, a community centre providing a variety of activities, our very own bus, bouncy castles, a train and so much more.

There are also specific age-based areas, allowing your child to have those important interactions with educators and similar-aged peers.

trainOnce you have picked up your child, you are welcome to wander around or your child can take you to share some of their favourite spots around the complex. There is never a rush for families to leave as there is so much to see and do.

Our centre also offers extra services for our children - busy families can choose to have their children participate in private swimming lessons, music classes and gym classes during week days, so that weekends can be freed up for family time.

Spacious and well-resourced

outdoor areaSituated on 5 acres and handy to the Papakura motorway, Karaka Learning Centre will be one of the largest preschool centres you will enter. Our huge, well- resourced indoor and outdoor areas offer ample space for your child to explore, play and learn.

We strive to provide a warm, welcoming, fun learning environment for all families that choose to be a part of our centre.

We have families still coming back to visit and say how wonderful the experience was for their children.

Come and visit our amazing environment and meet our dedicated educators. We provide a service that is very well placed in our community, measured not only by our families but the Ministry of Education. Early childhood is recognised as one of the most important developmental periods in a lifetime and choosing our centre is one of the best investments you will make for your child’s future.