Welcome to our Centre

Little Seeds Early Learning Centre – He Kākano Ririki provides a nurturing and cosy environment with a spacious outdoor play area with plenty of natural grass. Nestled on the shores of the Waitara River, in the beautiful Taranaki Region, we offer excellent care & education for families in and around the area.

The centre caters for tamariki aged from 2 years up to school age and holds a license for a maximum of 60 children. So, your child receives meaningful care, as well as personalised learning and development. We are open 8.00am-4.00pm, Monday – Friday.

Your child will enjoy the well laid out, small group learning pods, that encourage creativity and help develop and strengthen social and emotional skills.  There is also a dedicated quiet space for reading and reflection and plenty of natural resources with space to explore.

Te Ao Māori me ona tikanga is weaved throughout the learning and teaching with tamariki, whānau, the team and wider community. This can be visible by whanaungatanga and manaakitanga-nurturing of relationships and looking after people.

At Little Seeds – He Kākano Ririki, our qualified and experienced teachers are warm, welcoming and fun. Ngā kaiako guide the learning and engagement in challenging experiences. We treat all children with respect and cherish all tamariki and whānau culture, language and identity.  We also provide equal opportunities to ensure your child grows to be a confident and competent life long learner.

Parents, caregivers and whānau love the rich sense of community, and our curriculum at Little Seeds.
Our philosophy came from a shared understanding of what Confidence, Respect, Independence, Language/Literacy, Culture, Language and Identity mean to the centre team, whānau, kura, and community.

We encourage and value feedback from parents, caregivers, family, tamariki and our wider community.

"My son has been here for around 2 years now and I have loved seeing the growth in the centre. I love the new daily lunches they get provided, awesome for the whānau, and love how they have catered for our needs. Recently I have had a new born baby and they were lovely enough to put my son on the bus for pick up and drop offs making my life just that little bit easier. The teachers are also amazing, I can tell just by the way my son speaks of them daily. I would definitely recommend the centre."

Willow Heart

"Absolutely love Little Seeds! All the staff are absolutely amazing, very welcoming and friendly and provide a fantastic service for the children. Lots of room to play, lots of activities and excursions. My son loves going there and they have been incredible. Best centre I have come across in Taranaki by far."

Bridget Baikie

"So grateful and humbled for all the mahi being put into Little Seeds, both in house and behind the scenes. I think you're all doing an amazing job with our babies and their development and I can’t wait to hear how the new kai menu goes with all the tamariki."

Tiana Reade

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We understand that your child’s education & care is a priority and that choosing the right centre can be a big decision. We would be delighted to share in your child’s learning journey. Feel welcome to contact us in whichever way is most convenient for you, or visit our centre and meet our Teaching Team!