Manurewa Early Learning Centre Āwhina Taiohi

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Manurewa Early Learning Centre is now OPEN! Please visit our Safety protocols page for safe visit guidance.

Having fun while learning at YMCA Manurewa Early Learning Centre

We are big believers that children learn best while they are having a blast, so at YMCA Manurewa Early Learning Centre, we place a big emphasis on children having fun.

That’s why our Manurewa childcare centre has heaps of awesome things for tamariki to do, from playing in the sandpit, engaging in water play, or even trying out their puzzle solving skills.

We provide a multicultural environment that we are exceptionally proud of, which meets the needs and aspirations of children and their whanau.

At YMCA Manurewa Early Learning Centre we have fully licenced teachers, who are passionate about providing a high quality education that is tailored to the needs of each child, and the wider community. We believe building strong kids results in strong communities – if you share that vision, we would love to have your child at our centre

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29 McKean Ave


(Located on-site at Manurewa West Primary School)


0800 280 556


We Are A Licensed Childcare & Education Provider


Operating Hours

Morning Session 7:30am - 12:30pm
Afternoon Session 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Weekends & Public Holidays

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Fully Licensed

Our facility is a fully licensed childcare and education facility under the Ministry of Education for children aged 6 months - 5 years

MOE Audited & Accredited

Our early learning centres are audited and accredited by the Ministry of Education

Qualified Staff

Our staff are fully trained, professionally qualified and committed to on-going personal development

On-Site Parking

Parking available on-site for drop-off and collection

Give Your Children The Best Start In Life

Start your children on their journey as lifelong learners

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Give Your Children the Best Start In Life

Start your children on their journey as lifelong learners

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