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We became a member of the Northern Auckland Kindergarten Association in 2016. Being part of a larger community-based organisation has provided extra support and security. The Associations philosophy compliments the values important to our team and families.

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How we care for your littlelees

Our team of passionate, fully qualified and registered teachers take pride in delivering an exceptional program within a warm and caring environment.

Age Group

Number of children


3 months to 2 years



2 years to 5 years





The children are served a selection of fresh fruit at Morning Tea, a hot cooked meal at Lunch Time and home baking with another selection of fresh fruit for Afternoon Tea. Milk is also provided for children at both morning and afternoon tea.

We are completely committed to promoting and providing a healthy lifestyle for the children in our care and are very lucky to be able to work closely with the Massey University Department of Food, Nutrition and Human Health. Our fantastic Centre Cook is dedicated to providing an exceptional menu that includes tasty but nutritious meals that are enjoyed by the children.



Massey University staff and students can to use the services of the Early Learning Centre. There is also a limited number of community places (non-students).

Booking ahead is essential as there is a waiting list for children's spaces. Please complete the Waiting List Form and email it to massey@naka.co.nz.

Early Learning Centre Waiting List Form (518 KB)

Fees and subsidies

Fees and subsidies

Massey University students receive a 10% discount, and there is a 5% discount offered to families with more than one child attending.

The Centre offers the 20 Hours ECE funding which is available for over three year olds, and Work and Income subsidies are available.

Early Learning Centre fee schedule (351 KB)

Mission statement and programme philosophy

Mission statement

We provide a safe, nurturing, stimulating environment holistically extending children's individual interests and learning.

Children, parents/whanau and teachers are empowered through positive communication and support, thus building reciprocal relationships affirming our community of learners.

Programme philosophy

Our Centre approaches programme planning with a view to enhance the learning paths of individual children. We use a variety of assessment tools such as IT, written assessments and verbal observations from children, parents/whanau and teachers to plan for further learning based on children's interests and capabilities. The plan is designed to allow for flexibility and spontaneity from both children and teachers. We use the experiences of teachers, children, parent/whanau and the community to extend and enhance children's learning journeys.

Opening Hours

The Centre is open Mondays to Fridays from 7.45am – 5:15pm (closed Public Holidays).

We have three session options:

  • Full Days: 7:45am – 5:15pm (including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea)
  • Mornings: 7:45am – 12:45pm (including morning tea and lunch)
  • Afternoons: 12:45pm to 5:15pm (including afternoon tea)

Contact us

Please contact the Centre Manager for an appointment to arrange a visit, or any other enquiry.

Lorna Duley, Centre Manager
(09) 415 7612 | Email: massey@naka.co.nz

For all other Massey University Auckland campus enquiries please phone (09) 414 0800.

Where you will find us

Early Learning Centre, Auckland campus
Building 68, Gate 5, Oteha Rohe
Oaklands Road, Albany Highway

Massey's childcare centre is managed by Northern Auckland Kindergartens and Early Learning Centres.

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