Children are at the heart of our work

We welcome you and your child to what we trust will be an extension of your home. By working together we will provide an environment that promotes quality child care and education.

Our Values

  • Pride

    We take great pride in our high quality care, facilities and the positive outcomes we generate for children.

  • Growth

    We strive for excellence in all facets of our business. In particular, supporting ongoing learning and continuous improvement of our teaching practice.

  • Kindness

    We endeavour to act in ways that promote teamwork, integrity and thoughtfulness.

  • Play

    We create environments where all of us are given the freedom to play.

  • Collaboration

    We form partnerships with each other, our children and their families in respectful and honest ways.

About Us

Northcote is a beautifully designed, purpose built Early Learning Centre with a stunning woodland backdrop, located in close proximity to Northcote Primary School.

Our Centre philosophy is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, where we place high value on respect and our learning environment being the third teacher.

We believe in nurturing relationships to support children’s successful start to life in learning to learn, and pride ourselves on providing high quality care and education, that reflects professional standards in partnership with our community.

Our energetic and creative teaching team see children as, active participants in their own learning, who investigate and explore as we guide their choices of play. We encourage children’s learning through natural invitations to explore, fun and engaging learning opportunities, and provoking environments.

We would like to extend an invitation to all prospective parents and whanau/families to join us for a tour around our exquisite Centre.

Our girls love Northcote ELC. The staff are warm, enthusiastic and energetic, and clearly spend a lot of time planning creative and fun ways to entertain and teach the children. We love receiving regular updates about our girls’ activities via Storypark. The centre itself is bright, spacious and modern, and full of quality toys and activity stations. We highly recommend Northcote ELC to all our friends in this area.

Sarah + Robert Elliot

Absolutely love the team at Northcote ELC. The attention to detail in looking after our daughter is second to none. I had looked at so many daycare centres and none of them even come close in every aspect.”

Liz + Alexander Fallas

We enrolled Charlie mid last year and absolutely love our time at Northcote ELC. Charlie’s development has been incredible and the team are very approachable, professional, thoughtful and always going that extra mile to take care of the children. I feel very confident in recommending this lovely centre.

Maggie + Lee Gray

Since moving our son to the daycare in June 2017, we have been blown away by the attitude, professionalism, honesty and kindness the team at Northcote ELC have provided. Our boy loves daycare, and chats about it constantly at home. Of particular note are the teachers. They are passionate about what they are doing, and make us feel sometimes like Sterling is the only child there! The regular updates via Storypark are wonderful, and we’ve shared Sterling’s profile to family also, so they can keep up with what he’s learning at Northcote ELC. We would 100% recommend to all parents living or working on the shore. 

Jen Jones + Simon Berrysmith