Welcome to Te Moana

For children aged 3 months – 5 years.

Castle Kids Te Moana where we can lie under a canopy of Kohekohe trees watching the Fantails flitting back and forth and listening to the bell-like tones of the Tui, rock in a wooden boat with our fishing line and use our hands to create something beautiful with paint. We love to sing, dance and play an instrument creating joyful music. We love mucky play and listening to stories.

You and your young ones can experience all these activities and more, in a family environment. Our low teacher-child ratios are above what is expected by the Ministry and ensure quality care.

Our unique team of multi-talented educators welcome you; spending time to get to know you and your child.

The “Rainbow Room” offers a calm, safe environment, an area especially dedicated to our babies and younger children. A variety of natural sensory experiences stimulate their young minds.

Other classrooms offer a fun setting to guide and challenge the older children as they move into the next stage of their learning.

The children can choose from a range of fun activities, inside or out. Teachers are always close by to encourage.

We have an amazing outdoor play space, which includes a sandpit, carpentry area and climbing equipment. These encourage children to enquire and explore. By going on bug hunts, planting our vegetable garden and taking trips into the community our children learn to love and care for their environment.

Our curriculum offers a wide range of activities including Bible time, cooking, science, music, dance and many arts and crafts. Our 4 yr olds take part in a school readiness programme.

We are one family working, loving and learning under one roof.

Meet the team




Teacher & Acting 2IC












.Student Teacher


352 Te Moana Road, Waikanae
+64 4 905 2543

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