We answer your queries


Find out more about us

When you're investigating preschool options for your tamariki, it's usual to have questions. In the FAQ section below, we answer the ones we are most regularly asked. Don't hesitate to get in touch if your specific questions aren't answered here. You can do this by calling us during office hours or by using the form on the Contact page.    

For more information call

352-6816 or 027 715-8201


These are our most commonly asked questions

How to enrol

Get in touch using one of the contact forms on this website or call 352-6816 or 027 715-8201 to arrange a visit. We'd value the chance to introduce you to our kaiako and the various learning areas of our very special place.

Financial support

If you qualify for a WINZ subsidy, you can download the form here. If you need help completing the form, contact Hannah, our whānau support.

Learning spaces

Aratupu offers indoors and outdoors setting for learning and play, as well as a dedicated nursery and Whaanau Hub. You can find out more about these special places on the Our Centre page.

Why Aratupu?

Our kaiako are qualified early childhood educators who bring a wealth of professional experience to their work with tamariki. Our education practices are informed by the latest research. Every child is on their own pathway to growth and Aratupu tamariki are encouraged to explore their unique passions and strengths through play and evidence-based education. Our holistic approach supports each child to develop and grow at their own pace while sowing the seeds for lifelong learning. We have a dedicated Whaanau Support Worker to support, empower and advocate for you, and a partnership community worker who helps Aratupu whaanau access primary healthcare.

Still have a question?

For more information get in touch using one of the contact forms on this website, or call Aratupu on 352-6816 or 027 715-8201, or email aratupu@mmsi.org.nz.


1. What are your fees? View all our fees here. 2. Can I use a WINZ subsidy to reduce my fees? If you qualify for a WINZ subsidy, you can apply here. If you need help with WINZ, contact Hannah, our whaanau support.

What Parents Think

“Even though my child is not Māori, I want them to learn about the culture and get a chance to experience the Māori language. Aratupu does this in respectful way, I have learnt a lot myself from being there."