Wattle Cove Information

Where are we?

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

Ph 269 4431

email: elcmwattlecove@cmka.org.nz 


Centre Hours

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




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 - $156.00 per week

Daily rate

Under 3 years (or not 20 hours free) Over 3 years (20 hours Free)

4 days - $208.00 4 days - $104.00

3 days - $156.00 3 days - $62.40

2 days - $104.00 2 days - $41.60

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.



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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.



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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