The new name for Sandbox Te Puke – same beautiful centre with a new name!

Learning Adventures Te Puke

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Our Story

At Learning Adventures Te Puke we pride ourselves on being part of our community, we love to welcome our families into our centre to celebrate special occasions and cultural festivals. We strive to  be the heart of our community, by supplying nutritious meals so our children develop healthy eating habits, and whanau can rest assured their tamariki are eating well.

Our spacious, beautiful environment provides a natural eco-friendly space for children to follow their interests and drive their own learning.  We have space to explore risk and challenge physically, socially and emotionally, and space to be quietly contemplative and develop their ideas and interests.

Our dedicated teaching team support children to learn skills for life while exploring their interests. All the children’s community and individual achievements are recorded in online portfolios so they can be shared with the children’s wider whanau, and the families can add their voice to their stories.

ERO Report

The Education Review Office (ERO) is the New Zealand government department that evaluates and reports on the education and care of students in schools and early childhood services. ERO’s reports are used by parents, teachers, early childhood education managers, school principals and trustees, and by government policy makers.

Early childhood services are reviewed on average once every three years. Reviews will be more frequent where the performance of a school or centre is poor and there are risks to the education and safety of the students, or less frequent where a school has a stable reporting history and demonstrates good self-review processes and use of its assessment information.

You can read our centre’s ERO review here.

Centre Information

Centre Hours:

Monday – Friday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday Closed

Ages Catered For:

0 – 5 Years

Centre Capacity:

Puriri Room 25 0-3yrs

Pohutukawa 50 3-5 yrs