The Early Learning Centre is licensed for 25 children which includes up to 10 under two-year-olds.

Highbury House Early Learning Centre has been serving its local community for over 30 years and continues to provide high-quality care and education for children aged from birth to school age. Our superb reputation in the community and the sector demonstrates the quality of the service we provide due to the dedication and passion of our qualifed staff and the commitment of our governance and management team to provide the best possible facility.

Our primary function is to support the work of Highbury Community House in supporting the community.

The Early Learning Centre is licensed for 25 children which includes up to 10 under two-year-olds. We provide mixed-aged group sessions and offer experiences that reflect the attending childrens’ collective and individual interests and learning dispositions. We invite parents to share with us their aspirations for their child/ren and to participate in parent helping, fundraising events, social events, etc.


Our Kaiako are carefully selected, well-experienced, qualified, and passionate professionals who have the special qualities and dedication to provide the highest quality learning experiences for children and their whānau.

We value childhood as an unhurried time to make discoveries and find joy in playfully exploring alongside tamariki. We are a responsive, nurturing, skilled and reflective team with a strong, shared vision that guides our practices and creates an environment where children feel empowered, cared for and respected as confident, capable learners.

Tumuaki/ELC Manager/Senior Teacher: Adele Hall
Kaiako Kaiarahi/Head Teacher: Laurel Nuysink
Kaiako/Teachers: Donna Fribrant-Katz, Linda Mikaere, Birgit Post,Sarah Spence, Suzannah Wilde

He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tāngata, he
tāngata, he tāngata.
What is the most important thing in the world?
It is people, it is people, it is people.


Monday to Friday
Morning session: 9.ooam – 11.30am
Afternoon session: 12.00 – 2.30pm
Full day: 9.00 am – 2.30 pm (Children aged over 2 years only)

School term times only – with some variation

Suggested Donation

$21.50 per child, per session
$10 per child, per session for children eligible for 20 Hours ECE (3+-year-olds)

$47 per child, per full day
$18.00 per child, per full day for children eligible for 20 Hours ECE (3+-year-olds)

$50 one-off enrolment donation per family for administration costs