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  • 20 Hours Free

    At every kindergarten, 20 hours are free for 2-5 year olds. Conditions apply.

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  • Lower Fees and Longer Hours

    for every child 2 -5 years old at kindergarten. Conditions apply.

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  • 2 Year Olds Receive 20 Hours Free Each Week

    At every kindergarten, 20 hours are free for 2- 5 year olds. Conditions apply.

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Early Learning Counties Manukau - Wattle Cove

Located on the corner of Scotsmoor Drive and Hadley Wood Avenue, Wattle Cove.

Ph 269 4431

  • Centre Hours: 7.30am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday
  • Offering 20 free hours to 3 and 4 year olds
  • From age 6 months to 5 years
  • Qualified and Registered teachers
  • Healthy meals provided

Early Learning Counties Manukau - Wattle Cove is situated in a small growing community in Wattle Cove in Manurewa.  We are surrounded by small reserves the beach and many parks. We are a high quality, well resourced Early learning Centre well-staffed with qualified, registered teachers and teachers in training.  We enrol children from 6 months – 5 years old, offering enrolment attendance from 2-5 days per week. 


Here at Early Learning Counties Manukau - Wattle Cove, we invite you and your whānau (family) to experience an environment that welcomes individuality and promotes lifelong learning.  We value you as part of our centre and encourage you to be involved in your child’s journey through their preschool years.  We look forward to building relationships so that together we can collaboratively create valued learning opportunities for your child.  Our environment is a place where children have the opportunity to make their own choices and are affirmed as capable and independent learners.


 Our centre is inspired by the Pikler and Reggio theories and approaches.  These embrace love and respect where children develop at their own pace and inquiry learning.  The environment is structured so children have the freedom of choice and the opportunity to explore the environment in an unhurried manner.  Teachers support children’s inquiry learning and together become co-researchers.


ELCM-Wattle Cove and surrounding schools have built relationships and communications to enhance the development of positive ongoing transitions to school for all children attending our centre.


Te Whāriki, the New Zealand early childhood curriculum underpins programme planning along with ongoing individual assessment, documentation and planning for children. It encompasses the cultural heritage of both partners to Te Tiriti O Waitangi.

Click here to make an enrolment request. 


Our fees include a healthy lunch and nutritious morning and afternoon snacks. Parents just need to provide nappies and formula/milk for babies.
 Your family may also be entitled to child-care subsidy assistance from Work and Income NZ.
Full time - 50 hours per week
Under 3 years of age -  $260.00 per week
3 or 4 year old not opting into 20 hours free -  $260.00 per week
3 or 4 year old opting into 20 hours free - $158.00 per week
Daily rate
Under 3 years (or not  20 hours free)             Over 3 years (20 hours Free)
4 days - $208.00                                              4 days - $106.00
3 days - $156.00                                              3 days - $64.20
2 days - $104.00                                              2 days - $42.80
Fees must be paid 2 weeks in advance and the first 2 weeks fees must be paid to secure an enrolment.
For further information, please contact the centre.



Term Dates


Term 1

Tuesday 24 January to Thursday 13 April (Friday 14 is Good Friday)

Term 2

Monday 1 May to Friday 7 July

Term 3

Monday 24 July to Friday 29 September

Term 4

Monday 16 October to Thursday 21 Dec






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CMKA offers limited spaces for 2 year olds up to 20 hours free in some Kindergartens.  

Conditions Apply!

All our kindergartens offer 20 hours ECE for all children aged 3 -5 years - Conditions Apply!

If you do not use your 20 Hours ECE allocation at our kindergartens, or your child attends for more than 20 hours each week,  the following fees apply:

Full day Kindergarten -  $4.70 per hour

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