Parenting support and childcare

Our faculty offers assistance with the challenge of juggling childcare and study.

Faculty of Education and Social Work Early Childhood Centre

"U ki te ako, tū tangata ai apōpō"

"Excellence in teaching, so learners can excel in the future"

Tena koe and welcome to the Faculty of Education and Social Work Early Childhood Centre (affectionately known as ‘Number 28’). We’re excited that you are considering our centre as the next step in your child’s educational journey and look forward to meeting you.

We cater for the children of students and staff at the University of Auckland and families from our local community, and offer programmes for children aged six months to five years underpinned by the national early childhood document Te Whāriki and Pikler and Reggio philosophies.

We’re committed to effective group sizes, teacher ratios, and the employment of qualified teachers.

As a ‘not-for-profit’ organisation, our fees are also very competitive! For most families however, it is our passion for teaching and learning that makes the decision to enrol here such an easy one. Our teachers are inspiring, experienced professionals, who simply love what they do.

We look forward to sharing that excitement with you.

Opening hours

7.30am–5.30pm (Monday – Friday)

Location and contact details

For further information, contact Andy Dean (Centre Manager)
Andy Dean
Phone: +64 9 623 8867
Email: a.dean@auckland.ac.nz
Gate 8, 28 Kohia Terrace, Epsom.

Te Puna Kōhungahunga | Māori Medium Early Childhood Centre

Whangaia te manu
o te ngahere ki te miro,
nana te ngahere.
Whangaia te tamaiti
ki te matauranga,
nona te Ao!

Feed the bird of the forest the
miro berry and he will own
the forest.
Feed the child knowledge
and he will own the world.

We as Kaiako/Educators of Te Puna Kōhungahunga aim to provide a safe, challenging, positive and caring environment and learing experiences that encourage the mokopuna to become active learners, using te reo me nga tikanga Maori me nga akoranga o te Ao Whanui.

We were set up to provide Māori Medium Early Childhood Care and Education for students and staff at the University of Auckland, with additional spaces available for the community.

  • Qualified, experienced and caring staff
  • Inspection by parents/caregivers is encouraged
  • Safe, caring and nurturing environment
  • Beautiful new premises and facilities
  • Affordable childcare fees

Opening hours

We’re open Monday to Friday 8am-5pm. Caters for children aged from 10 months - 5 years old.

Location and contact details

Come and visit us at Gate One, 78 Epsom Avenue, Epsom. Or contact Karen Liley on +64 9 623 8837 or mobile 027 292 5590.

For more information
Visit Te Puna Kōhungahunga website