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Tōtara Puku kindergarten

Whanganui East School, Patapu Street, Whanganui 027 885 5860
Teachers pictured from left: Michele, Jill, Sue, Katherine, Meg, Fern, Mandy, Jasmine and Mechelle
About Us and Our Programme

Te Puna Ako Ki Tōtara Puku - Whanganui East Community Early Learning Centre - is the first kindergarten in the city offering 7+ hours of care per day for infants up to children aged 6.


Get the best of both worlds for your child!

We offer a unique blend of Early Childhood Education: The convenience of year-round, all day care combined with the qualified, experienced staff and learning philosophy that Kindergartens are famous for.


Te Puna Ako Ki Tōtara Puku is taking enrollments now for infants up to children aged 6. We operate all year round, 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.




Monday to Friday:  8:00am - 4:00pm




Te Puna Ako Ki Totara Puku, Whanganui East Care and Early Learning Centre has strong links with Whanganui East School. We are located within the school grounds and adjacent to the Kindergarten Playgroup and SKIP Parenting group. We develop strong relationships with our families, whānau and we are well supported by the local community.






2021 Term Dates


Term 1: Thursday 21 January - Friday 16 April  Term 2: Monday 3 May - Friday 9 July

Term 3: Monday 26 July - Friday 1 October  Term 4: Monday 18 October - Wednesday 22 December




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