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Te Whare Ako - Creche

Te Whare Ako, WelTec's Childcare Centre is located at 9 Elizabeth Street, Petone. It provides early childhood education and care for children aged between 3 months and 5 years.

The purpose-built Centre has a large indoor play/work area, nursery and quiet rooms. Outside amenities include a fully fenced area which incorporates a sandpit, children's play equipment, swings, a playhouse, lawn and soft-fall area.

What will your child do?
As well as catering for the physical and emotional needs of the children who attend, the Centre provides an educational programme based on the individual needs of each child. This is achieved through observations and the development of objectives laid down in the Early Childhood Curriculum document 'Te Whariki'.

All activities will be developmentally appropriate and are carefully planned to meet all children's needs.

Teaching Team 
We have a team of teachers dedicated to providing a fun, relaxed and educational environment where all children and families feel a sense of belonging. The teachers have a wide variety of experience and training to ensure high quality early childhood education and care.

Hours of Operation
Te Whare Ako is open from Monday to Friday between 7.45 am and 5.15 pm.

Te Whare Ako is closed on public holidays and over Christmas, as well as 2 teacher-only days per year, parents are advised of the dates in advance.

Income Support assistance is available to help cover some of the fees to those who are eligible, please contact WINZ for further information.

Who can attend?
To be eligible to enrol a child or children at Te Whare Ako priority will be given as follows:

  1. Children of full-time or part-time students who are parents or full-time caregivers of the child/ren.
  2. Children of staff of Wellington Institute of Technology
  3. Community spaces. Preference is given to full time over part time spaces.

Contact us as soon as possible to establish whether a place is available. If not we can place your child on the waiting list.

We provide morning and afternoon tea, and we ask you to provide a healthy lunch and piece of fruit for your child.


  Student Staff Community
  Under 2s Over 2s Under 2s Over 2s Under 2s Over 2s
Weekly $170 $154 $186 $170



Daily $37.20 $34 $40 $37.20 $50 $45





Fees are payable fortnightly in advance, by automatic payments for 50 weeks of the year. Fees are paid when your child/ren are sick or on holiday.

For further information or an enrolment package:

Contact:    The Centre Manager
Phone:      (04) 9202 407 or 0800 WelTec
Email:       tewhareako@weltec.ac.nz.
Fax:           (04) 920 2401
Location:   9 Elizabeth St, Petone.