Gaia (Earth) Preschool New Zealand

A real Forest Kindy and so much more... World's first childcare centre fully inspired by the "Gaia (Earth) Education Principle" (i.e. Earth inspired building designs, environments, values, curriculum, & outcomes for children). This is truely "childcare like you've never seen before". Perfectly situated for families who live, work near, or commute through Manukau, Manurewa, Gardens, Flat Bush, Mission Heights, Ormiston, Takanini, Pukekohe, Papakura, Papatoetoe, Karaka, Drury, Waiuku and Pokeno.

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ERO Reviews


We are proud to present the findings of the Education Review Office for one of our exemplary sister centres revealing:

  • high quality outcomes children,
  • innovative teaching,
  • inspirational learning,
  • imaginative play,
  • unhurried daily program & meal time flows,
  • respectful relationships,
  • warm & friendly places,
  • confident children and families.

Collective extracts are highlighted above, and the full reports for our sister centres can be found here:

Gaia (Earth) Preschool will receive its first ERO review 18 months after opening, and will be modelled on the same best practices, principles, policies and philosophies as we have repeatedly proven for 10 years.

Contact Gaia (Earth) Preschool New Zealand (Manurewa (near Botanic Gardens), South Auckland)

Phone: 0508 PRESCHOOL
Address: 49 Grande Vue Rd, Manurewa (near Auckland Botanic Gardens).

Northbound commuters: Exit at the Takanini off ramp, travel 5 minutes to Gaia (Earth) Preschool, then easily rejoin the motorway on ramp 500m away to continue your commute to Manukau or Auckland CBD.
Southbound commuters to Manukau: We are 6 minutes from Rainbows End.

Perfectly situated for families who live, work near, or commute through Manukau, Manurewa, Flat Bush, Gardens, Ormiston, Mission Heights, Takanini, Pukekohe, Drury, Papakura, Papatoetoe, Karaka, Waiuku and Pokeno.
Hours: Mon- Fri 7am - 6pm