Child Care & Early Childhood Centres

If you are looking for information on child care in Matamata you have come to the right place. Listed below are some centres and their information as well. If you have any further questions, that cannot be answered here, contact us at the Matamata i-SITE. 

With rolling green hills coming off of the Kaimai Mountain Range, Matamata is a beautiful place to slow down and relax. Our extensive rural plains make for some of the most picturesque back drops. The Mighty Waikato is known for lush New Zealand bush and miles of green paddocks. Every season here has its own wonderful qualities. In the winter it is crisp with a peaceful fog that rolls over the range and through town. Spring you can hear the birds singing and the land is blooming and bursting with greenery. In the Summer you will find the sun shining and warm weather. Autumn the sun will be out with crisp mornings and the leaves colored red, orange, and yellow.  Come and enjoy all that Matamata has to offer!

 Hinuera Playcentre

Monday / Tuesday / Thursday / Friday mornings.

Kutia Te Kohanga Reo

Matamata Playcentre

Monday – Friday from 9.15am – 11.45am

Mill Crescent Kindergarten

Rawhiti Kindergarten

Tangata Marae Kohanga Reo

  • Douglas Road, Matamata

Te Kohanga Reo o Te Rau Aroha

Te Poi Playcentre

 Thursday morning.

Tower Road Christian Pre School

Waharoa Playcentre

 Monday / Thursday 10 – 12:30pm

Walton Playcentre

Wednesday / Friday 9:30 – 12noon

Kids on Broadway

The Centre caters for children aged two to school age, and is licensed for 25 children.
Their main goal is to foster the children’s interest, developing their awareness of the wider world and teach the importance of care and respect for one another. They encourage all preschool learning such as Te Reo, numeracy, literacy, and writing. Planning is a team effort involving the children and their families.

Matamata Child Care Centre – Kids Corner

Kids Corner has an over Two’s and under Two’s centre and are licensed for 50 children. Their 1-7 ratio in the over Two’s and 1- 3 in the under Two’s.  Their focus on providing quality trained teachers so that your child receives a balance programme plan based on the early childhood curriculum Te Whariki. A well-established team of teachers who look forward to working with you and your family.

Rainbow Kidz


Kids Collective

For Children aged 3 months to 5 years.
7:30am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday

Small Steps Learning Centre

Locally owned and operated, quality education from 4mths to 5yrs. We endeavour to support all children as they grow to be capable and confident learners. Operating hours are 7am-6pm Monday to Friday. 20hrs ECE available for over 3 year olds.

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