Gaia (Earth) Forest 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 truly "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.

Call 0508 773 724or Click Here to send us an enquiry ...

Our Fees

Our multi-award winning services for your child

  • premium ECE services,
  • awe-inspiring environments,
  • generously spacious play rooms and playgrounds (150% – 200% more space than Ministry of Education standards),
  • the “best of the best” qualified and experienced teachers,
  • our online patented learning system (Learning Roots & Shoots®) via our secure parent portal,
  • fully cooked, healthy and nutritious meals,
  • excellent teacher : child ratios,

all at surprisingly affordable and competitive fees that are not the highest in the neighbourhood (and we encourage you to explore this).

20 Hours FREE and WINZ support

Support is available with 20 ECE hours subsidy for over 3 year olds. We are also WINZ approved for all ages. Click here

“Gaia Hope” Scholarships

We offer a scholarship called “Gaia Hope” for up to 20% of our total licensed spaces. This is based on an application and assessment for financial hardship, as guided by the Work and Income framework. Families who are eligible may present their previous 6 months’ childcare fees from another licensed ECE provider and we will aim to match this to enable their child to experience our world class centre. We believe no child should miss out on being placed on the highest trajectories in life that we have to offer.

Genuine sibling discounts

We offer genuine sibling discounts of 10% to each younger (and usually higher fee paying) child. We place a high value on your loyalty, confidence and trust, and so we are happy to extend the best discounts to your younger child for as long as possible and at the highest savings to you (i.e. we dont apply a token sibling discount to older and usually lower fee paying and soon-to-graduate siblings, as most other centres choose to do).

Flexible bookings

Our fee structure is flexible and covers half days, school or kindergarten hours and full days, or a mix and match of all of the above.

Please feel free to get in touch using the contact form below or pop in and have a chat with our centre manager to discuss the best booking option for your child to experience “childcare like you’ve never seen before!”

Contact Gaia (Earth) Forest Preschool New Zealand (49 Grande Vue Rd, Hillpark, near Auckland Botanic Gardens)

Phone: 0508 PRESCHOOL
Address: 49 Grande Vue Rd, Hillpark (near Auckland Botanic Gardens, off Hill Rd, with northern motorway on-ramp 500m away)

Northbound commuters: Exit at the Takanini off ramp, travel 5 minutes up Great South Rd to our preschool, then rejoin the motorway on-ramp 500m away to continue your commute Northbound to Manukau or Auckland CBD.

Southbound commuters to Manukau: We are only 3km from Rainbows End.

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

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