At Discoveries Educare, we understand that your children are our future!

Our purpose-built, well resourced centre is based in Papakura and is licensed for 100 children.  

Our staff are professional and passionate and commit to providing quality early childhood education for your tamariki.  We provide care for children from the age of 6 months to 5 years, through all stages of infancy, toddler years & preschool transition to school.

We are extremely proud of our open door policy and encourage open communication with our whānau.  All hopes and aspirations will be acknowledged and respected.  We believe in nurturing and enabling children to become independent learners, confident in their own abilities, who take pride in their own learning and achievements.  

We acknowledge the unique place of Maori as Tangata Whenua and acknowledge that every child has the right to a rich bi-cultural learning experience that reflects their heritage.

At Discoveries, every day will be filled with variety, choice, and unlimited opportunities to learn through active play. We pride ourselves on providing a warm and inviting environment, where our tamariki have the freedom to grow and develop at their own pace.  

We celebrate all cultures, encourage diversity, and foster community and collaboration in all aspects of what we do.  

Our centre is a home away from home, not only for your child, but for your whānau.

With care, respect, and understanding we encourage every child to embrace their own individuality, enhance their unique creativity, and develop a love of learning that stays with them long after they have left the centre.

Our Discoveries Vision

Discoveries Educare believes in providing an environment where tamariki, staff and whanau are respected and gain a sense of belonging.  We aim to provide a place where all individuals are valued with our main focus on building social competence for all tamariki in readiness for their future.

Why Choose Discoveries?

We have passionate and dedicated teachers who provide quality care and education for children. Our friendly, homelike environment and open door policy grows strong partnerships between parents and teachers. Our teaching practice is underpinned by the National Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whāriki Our excellence in providing children with healthy and nutritious meals. We are committed to providing quality care and education for our tamariki through excellent staff-to-child ratios and through strategic planning and resourcing. Our philosophy values the ‘whole child’ and acknowledges children as competent and confident learners. Our fees take into consideration the specific needs.