Whenuakite Country Kids currently has a waitlist for both our Tui and Kereru Rooms.


To enrol tamariki at the centre, please download and complete our Enrolment Form from the link above,

or you can collect a physical copy from our reception desk.

Please return the completed form to us, along with a copy of the childs full birth certificate, and current immunisation records.

(This can either be done via e-mail to: info@wck.co.nz or delivered in person)

Your tamaiti will be added to our waitlist from the date we receive this information. 


**Please note; everyone in our wider community is welcome, however due to our current waitlist demand, priority is given to tamariki from the Mercury Bay South Ward including Cooks Beach/Ferry Landing & Flaxmill Bay, Hahei, Hot Water Beach and the rural communities of Whenuakite, Coroglen and Kaimarama.


Please refer to our Enrolment Policy form GMA10 for our full enrolment process.

Starting at WCK

To help settle your child, it is ideal to visit as many times as possible prior to the start date.

Please visit and stay with your child to help them feel familiar with Kaiako, other tamariki and WCK rituals.

We welcome you to have tea or coffee and korero with staff prior to your child's start date to ensure we support your child's needs at WCK.

Our policy recommends a minimum of three visits prior to your child starting, preferably on the days and times that they are booked.

One or two of these visits, you'll be supported to leave the Centre environment for a short while to help your child with saying goodbye and

understanding that parents and whānau always come back.

Arrival Time

* During a childs enrolment, all authorised pick-ups are issued with an individual pin number which they are required to enter into the ipad. This number helps to identify who is coming and going from the centre. Please ensure you use 'YOUR OWN' pin number when dropping off or collecting children. A list with your pre-assigned pin is available from reception if required.  


When you arrive with your child at Whenuakite Country Kids please:

  • Help your child find their name on the name board
  • Sign your child in on the ipad using your individually assigned pin number.
  • Encourage your child to find their locker and put their bag away.
  • Cold food is put in the fridge tray, lunch boxes and drink bottles on the shelf.
  • Settle your child into an activity and ensure that a staff member knows of your child's arrival.

Departure time

*For safety reasons, we will only let your child leave with people that you have nominated on your enrolment form. Your authorised pick-ups will be assigned their own individual pin number for entry in the ipad.

If you need to make alternative arrangements for your child's pick up, please let us know ahead of time.



When collecting your child from Whenuakite Country Kids please:

  • Speak to a staff member about your child's day and inform them when you are leaving.
  • Encourage your child to collect their belongings, lunch box, bag, coat and shoes.
  • Check the notice boards, daily reflection book and your child's pocket for any messages.
  • Sign you child out on the ipad using your individually assigned pin number .


Please note - Our Kaiako/Child ratio is based on your childs enrolment times. 

Between 8-9am and 3-4pm, we have only the necessary staff rostered on for the children enrolled during these times.

To avoid being charged additional fees, please advise us ASAP if you are going to be dropping your child off earlier, or collecting them later than your booked times. 


Please refer to our fee policy for late fee charges.


The centre is not responsible for children after hours, and while in transit to and from the centre. 

Contacts and Communication

Please advise us if you change your address, email or phone numbers. This is important in emergency situations and centre closures.

When enrolling your child you are required to give details of persons authorised to collect your child, plus an alternative contact in case of an

emergency when the parents cannot be contacted. Please make sure you notify us if there are any changes to this information.


Centre communication will be shared on Storypark, sent via email or placed in your child's pocket (by the front door).

The Centre publishes a monthly panui/newsletter, which will be emailed to you and shared on Storypark.

These are also available for downloading from from the News tab on this website.

Social Media Photos

Parental permission must be received, prior to uploading to Social Media or publicly sharing any photos taken

of any tamariki whilst at our centre or at centre related activities. 

Please refer to our Digital Citizenship and Technology  policy (located in the office) for further information.