Everything you need to know about your journey with Te Akonga
If your child is sick or not able to attend his/her day for some other reason, please phone the centre on 238 8366 by 9.30am or email us at email@example.com. Full payment is still required if your child is absent.
20 hours FREE ECE
The 20hrs ECE Scheme is available to children from 3 to 5 years of age for up to 6 hours per day. Click here for more info.
Late pick ups
Please ensure your child is collected by 5.30pm. If you are going to be late, please phone the Centre asap so we can notify two teachers involved as they may have other personal commitments to get to after their day. A late fee of $25.00 per 15 minutes will be charged.
Your child's documented journey
Trips & excursions
We love to acknowledge each child’s birthday! You are welcome to send a birthday cake for your child to celebrate and share with the other children at morning tea or lunch. You are also welcome to bring any item that you think the children would enjoy - some other great ideas are muffins, ice blocks and fruit platters.
Illness & medication
Signing your child in & out
You are required to sign your child in and out of the centre each time he/she attends. This is essential for health and safety reasons and is also a Ministry of Education requirement. Please personally hand your child over to a member of staff before leaving and ensure that the outside gates are shut. If another adult is collecting your child you must inform the centre. We will not let your child leave the centre without this permission.
We have plenty of off street carparks for your convenience. We share our carpark with Waters Funeral Services and ask that you park on the half of the carpark closest to our centre.
Fees, pricing and hours
For our fees, please click here.
What to supply at Te Akonga
At Te Akonga you will need to supply nappies and wipes if your child is in nappies, baby formula, bottles, dummy/pacifier and of course you are welcome to send your child's cuddly.
Nut & egg free
We have several tamariki who are allergic to nuts and two of them have now been prescribed with epipens, to help them if they have an anaphylactic reaction to nuts. Because nuts could put precious lives at risk, we are asking everyone not to bring any nuts or nut products to preschool. This includes raw nuts, peanut butter and nutella. If these items are sent to pre-school, they will be removed from lunchboxes and returned with a reminder notice at the end of the day. We are sorry for any inconvenience and thank you in advance for helping us to keep everyone safe at our place. We remain an egg free centre also.
Every day it is possible that your child will get their clothes wet and/or dirty. When this happens, we would like to change their clothes and return them to you. For this purpose, can you please send a named wetbag to preschool each day. This ensures that we are not putting wet or dirty clothes straight into your child’s bag.
Summer months - sunblock, hats & spare clothes
As we head into the warmer months we would like to remind our parents to please apply sunblock to your children, prior to their arrival. On sunny days, staff apply sunblock at 12.30pm. If your child can only use a particular brand of sunscreen, please leave a bottle of your preferred sunblock at our centre, with your child’s name on it.