Haere mai, Welcome to Whenuakite Country Kids

Whenuakite Country Kids opened in July 2002, as a licensed and charitable not-for-profit Community owned centre.

It is situated opposite Whenuakite School, in a rural setting, 25 minutes' drive south of Whitianga and 15 minutes' drive north of Tairua.


The centre is licensed for 39 tamariki, aged from birth to 6 years old, and has separate areas for

Pre-schoolers (Kererū Room) and Infant/Toddlers (Tūī Room).

We are extremely fortunate, to have 2 large north facing outdoor environments for ngā tamariki to explore. 

Hours of Operation


We are open from 8 am - 4 pm,

Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.


During the July school holidays, WCK closes

for the first week only, re-opening and

operating as normal for the second week.


The Christmas/New Year break is approximately

3 weeks long. Dates vary for this each year.

(Please see the Holiday Closures dates in the Parent information section)

How to find us

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