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Haere mai!


A Place Where Anything Is Possible

20 hours



Welcome to the
Aratupu whānau

Aratupu is a place where children play, learn, and explore their unique passions and strengths. It’s a place where parents, whānau, and kaiako gather to chat, laugh, and problem solve. It's a place where anything is possible.

Why our whānau love Aratupu

Our pathway to growth sows the seeds of lifelong learning

Our kaiako use exploratory play and evidence-based education strategies to develop natural curiosity and a passion for discovery in every Aratupu child. Our holistic approach makes space for each child to grow and develop at their own pace. 

"Aratupu is a magical place! The outdoor area is amazing, so much room to run and grow."


The friendly Aratupu whānau unwinds and navigates life together

We get that some days it takes a village to raise a child. Drop off, pick up, and weekly coffee gatherings are moments for connection at Aratupu. Check in with our kaiako, catch up with other whānau, and say hello to
Bridget – your dedicated whānau support.

"As a parent I feel welcome to stay as long as I like, and I am not just a parent here, I am me!"


Our tamariki-led learning features exploratory play and careful design

At Aratupu, tamariki are supported to express and manage their emotions, they’re empowered to take risks and think outside the box. Numeracy and literacy are fun, identity and culture are championed, and movement and independence are encouraged.

"Kaiako know the children really well, they are respected for who they are and where they are at in their development."


What Parents Think

“Teachers/Kaiako combine their big hearts with their knowledge and experience
to provide a responsive environment where tamariki are empowered to grow and develop in their own way and at their own pace."


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Opening Hours

Monday – Friday
8.30am – 2.30pm


Visit Us

97 Harewood Road
Tel: (03) 352-6816
Mob: 027 715-8201
Fax: (03) 352-7214

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