Child Care

Child Care

The Parish supports two child-care centres, Waiapu KIds St Mary's Family Centre (behind Bayfair), and Waiapu KIds St Mary's Tahatai Preschool in Papamoa (Evans Road). 


Our vision is to provide an exciting, stimulating, educational programme, incorporating Te Whariki, for children up to their fifth birthday, recognising the holistic way children learn and grow, and promoting their individual interests and strengths.


We encourage respectful relationships between children, staff, caregivers/whanau and the community, where everyone's skills and contributions are valued and acknowledged on our journey of lifelong learning.


We strive to make available an affordable, high quality Early Childhood Education, empowering children to learn and grow within a caring stable environment, incorporating Christian principles and the Anglican ethos of care, respect and equity.

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Waiapu Kids St Mary's Family Centre
Manager - Alice Heath
07 575 9915


Waiapu KIds St. Mary's Tahatai Centre
Manager - Trish Parkes
07 572 5016