Whenuakite Country Kids is a place where children connect with their communities, are nurtured into forming strong relationships and learn respect and acceptance of all who learn and play in their environments.



Country kids is a rural, not for profit, community based centre.

We are surrounded by nature and therefore our curriculum is inspired by the nature that surrounds us and the many outdoors experiences that children and whanau experience.


We pride ourselves on ensuring that everyone has a voice in our centre, being inclusive of all children's families and whanau culture, religion, socio-economic backgrounds, interests and individual needs. Our curriculum reflects such diversity.


Our curriculum is underpinned by Te Whāriki: He whāriki mātauranga mō ngā mokopuna o Aotearoa Early childhood curriculum. (MOE, 2017)

We believe that tamariki learn best through feeling loved and accepted in a nurturing and secure environment that reflects their culture, language and identity.

Empowerment - Whakamana

Holistic development - Kotahitanga

Family and community - Whānau tangata

Relationships - Ngā hononga

Hours of Operation

  • WCK is open 5 days per week from 8am-4pm (excluding public holidays).
  • WCK holidays - the centre closes for the first week of the July school holiday period only, and is operational for the second week. 
  • WCK Closes for 3 weeks during the Christmas holidays plus all the statutory holidays.
  • We welcome enquiries/visitors between 10am - 11:30am. If this does not suit, feel free to telephone us for an alternative time.

Holiday Closure Dates    2021/2022


TERM 1 2021

Closed Monday 1st February 2021 (Auckland Anniversary Day)

Closed Monday 8th Feb 2021 (Waitangi Day Observed)
Closed Friday 2nd April 2021 (Good Friday)
Closed Monday 5th April 2021 (Easter Monday)

Closed Monday 26th April 2021 (ANZAC Day Observed) 


TERM 2 2021

Closed Monday 7th June 2021 (Queen's Birthday)

Closed for week Monday 12th July 2021 

Re-opening Monday 19th July 2021 


TERM 3 2021

Closed Monday 25th October 2021 (Labour Day)



Closing at 4pm on Thursday 16th December 2021

Re-opening Tuesday the 11th of January 2022




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Contact us: 

07 866 3360