Hand in Hand: Learning and Growing


We are a high quality non-profit early childhood centre located in a beautiful semi-rural setting.  We receive funding from the Ministry of Education and have low child to teacher ratios and a high proportion of fully qualified and registered teachers, well above Ministry of Education requirements.  We have a flexible pricing structure only charging you for the hours that you have booked, we also offer 20 Hours ECE for our 3 and 4 year olds, and our centre chef provides a nutritious morning and afternoon tea and lunch.

Open from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday

You and your children are the most important members of our Centre. We plan our programme and run our day to day activities with your child’s needs and interests as our first priority. It is important to us that your child is happy, safe and secure and we build positive relationships with your children, our families and whānau

We provide high quality education and we work very close with our families and whānau to provide learning experiences that are meaningful and focused on collaborative learning and teaching plans. Teachers use intentional teaching strategies to develop specific learning goals.

We welcome your inquiry.  We encourage you to come and look around our facilities and talk with us about our programme.  





Ko te piko o te māhuri, tērā te tupu o te rākau 


The way the sapling is shaped determines how the tree grows


We are located on Batchelar Road in the Fitzherbert Science Centre, Palmerston North


P: 06 3567798
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