“Our son’s favourite days of the week are going to the Pukeko Room. He is so happy there and the staff are so friendly and welcoming. He has made so many wonderful friends during his time in both the Tui and Pukeko Rooms. We could not have asked for a better preschool experience for him.  

Peter Waring 


“I had done a lot of homework and visited roughly 9 other day care centres before finally finding Pupuke Early Education Centre. My eldest (2 at the time) easily settled in to the loving arms of the teachers in the Tui room, and craved the routine and guidance of the teachers when she transitioned to the Pukeko room.

I have recommended Pupuke to all my friends and colleagues, and will be saddened when my second child transitions out to the big world of school later this month. Pupuke Early Education Centre has a formula that works; Jessica went straight in to year one at school because of the diligent teaching methods of the Pupuke kids. The kids love it, the teachers are all amazing and so approachable, and therefore I Love it to! I can’t recommend it highly enough”

Ani Wilson, Management Consultant

“We would like to take the opportunity to express our gratitude and respect to the Staff and Management of Pupuke Early Education Centre. Both my husband and I are very happy and pleased with the care. They take time to write complete reports on her activities every month. I honestly believe that my daughter has benefited and been well taken care of at Pupuke Early Education Centre. Thank you so much for your responsiveness, attention to detail and support over the years. 

Parent from the Tui room

Contact us

20 Lake Pupuke Drive,


Phone: 09 489 8666

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday

Full day – 7:30am-5:30pm
Part day – 8:30am-3:30pm

Free morning session

8am-11:30am (Tui and Pukeko Rooms – for 3-4 year olds) 

Free afternoon session

12:30pm-4:30pm (Pukeko Room only – for 3-4 year olds)