Childcare Services

While you’re studying or working, you want to be sure your children are in safe, capable hands. 

We have an excellent early childhood education (ECE) centre on site at our Windermere Campus in Tauranga. The centre is open to children from throughout the community as well as those of Toi Ohomai students and staff.

There are also a number of ECE centres close to Mokoia Campus in Rotorua, and our Taupō Campus. Childcare options may also be available at or near our other campuses throughout the region. Please contact us for more information.

Childcare Centre, Windermere Campus

Our centre is located on the Windermere Campus in Tauranga in a quiet cul de sac, making drop-off and pick-up easy for you to navigate on busy days.

We provide a welcoming and nurturing quality learning environment for children aged six months to six years. We offer separate age-appropriate areas to accommodate each child’s individual learning and developmental needs.

Our whānau come from all over the Bay of Plenty, providing us with a rich and diverse learning community. Our tamariki and whānau are at the heart of our programmes, and building warm and strong relationships is a big focus for our Kaiako/teachers.

Learning in and about nature is an important part of who we are. Our spacious outdoor play areas offer plenty of opportunities for children to connect with nature, and to explore, discover and make sense of the world around them.

Our teaching teams are committed and fully trained. We believe our tamariki are competent learners and we embrace each child’s uniqueness. We offer safe, caring and stimulating environments that supports each child’s individual needs and interests.

Please contact our office to find out more, or come in and visit us. Enrol early as places are limited and fill quickly.

Learners together, learners for life.
He waka eke noa. Whāia ngā kete o te mātauranga. 

Enrol Your Child

Download the Childcare Centre brochure (pdf, 318kb)

Download and send us your completed enrolment form (pdf, 453kb) (Printed forms are also available from the Childcare Centre).

We will confirm your place in writing or by email.

Atawhai Childcare, Mokoia Campus

Atawhai Childcare is located at the heart of the Mokoia campus offering quality childcare to students and the wider community. Toi Ohomai students are offered a discount.

Our Centre is separated into two spaces; under 2’s - for newborns to approximately 2 years old, and over 2's - for children 2 to 6 years. We believe that children thrive in an environment which values their own uniqueness, while providing support and opportunities to grow emotionally, socially and creatively. By building on each child’s strengths, interests and curiosities, we guide each child to explore the world around them as well as develop new abilities and form close relationships.

Our aim is to provide opportunities for every child to have the freedom to learn and grow. Come in and check us out, you’ll love what you see. 

Contact information

Childcare Centre, Windermere Campus

07 557 8737

Monday-Friday, 7.45am-5.00pm (reduced hours during term holidays)

30 Lagoon Place, Windermere, Tauranga