A place where children aged 0 - 6 years old love to play, learn and grow.

Known for symbolising peace and friendship, an olive tree represents our approach to teaching and learning- respectful practices supported by meaningful relationships.

About us

Olive Tree Early Learning Centre is a boutique early childhood centre providing quality care and education for 35  tamariki (children) each day.

We are open from 7am – 6pm, Monday to Friday, 52 weeks of the year.

Conveniently located on 45 Cascades Road Pakuranga, we invite you to pop in anytime to see why your child should be a part of our Olive Tree whanau (family)


Olive Tree Early Learning Centre is a place where children love to play, learn and grow.

Known for symbolising peace and friendship, an olive tree represents our approach to teaching and learning- respectful practice supported by meaningful relationships.

Children are at the heart of it all. Love and kindness is the life force behind everything we do and we aim for each child to feel respected, valued and cared for. In our supportive and welcoming environment children and whanau feel a strong sense of belonging.

Each child is empowered to have a strong sense of mana which they are respected and celebrated for. Children are viewed as capable and confident learners and are supported to be the best they can be and reach their full potential.

Teachers place emphasis on connecting meaningfully with whanau. Through warmth trust, support and kindness, teachers establish respectful and authentic relationships with whanau that hold each child’s best interests at heart.

Mana Aoturoa
Children are empowered to learn through play and meaningful engage with their environment. Children are encouraged to explore, discover, find a sense of wonder in their world, and thrive on their learning journey.


Te Whariki is the early childhood curriculum that guides our practice at Olive Tree.

We view curriculum as including all the experiences, activities and events that occur within our early childhood centre. We value the principles, strands, goals and learning outcomes of Te Whariki as being the oar that steers our waka (boat) to educational success, including a love for learning.

To encourage educational success our intentional teachers holistically plan, facilitate and reflect on children’s learning, sharing and celebrating success with parents and whanau. We are proud to use Storypark as a tool to share your child’s achievements with you.

Our team

We have two teams of passionate kaiako (teachers) who work closely together each day.

Our Pepi team works with our under 2 year olds, and our tamariki team works with our over 2 year olds.

Each of our kaiako believe in Olive Tree’s philosophy, values and vision, and create a nurturing and supportive home away from home for Tamariki and whanau.

Enrolment information

We encourage whanau to visit us in person prior to enrolling their child at Olive Tree.

After a tour of our early learning centre we will provide you with an enrolment pack which you will need to complete and return to secure your child’s place. We support tamariki to settle into Olive Tree as smoothly as possible.

Before your child’s first day we encourage them to have transition visits which allow our teachers to get to know your child and whanau, and allow your child and whanau to get to know their new learning environment and teachers.

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We offer 20 hours free ECE for children aged 3-5 years old

Please talk to us if you would like to know more about the WINZ childcare subsidy


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