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our story

  • Long standing staff – most have been at the Centre for a minimum 6 years.
  • Flexible bookings to work with family needs
  • 3 separate rooms that provide areas for appropriate learning opportunities, but opportunities to merge at beginning and end of night that support social interactions.
  • Opportunities for hands on care of Centre pets including a rabbit and two guinea pigs.
  • New extensive playground redevelopment
ERO Report

The Education Review Office (ERO) is the New Zealand government department that evaluates and reports on the education and care of students in schools and early childhood services. ERO’s reports are used by parents, teachers, early childhood education managers, school principals and trustees, and by government policy makers.

Early childhood services are reviewed on average once every three years. Reviews will be more frequent where the performance of a school or centre is poor and there are risks to the education and safety of the students, or less frequent where a school has a stable reporting history and demonstrates good self-review processes and use of its assessment information.

You can read our centre’s ERO review here.

centre information

Centre Hours:

Monday to Friday: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Half Days/Full Days

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday: Closed

Ages Catered For:

0 – 6 Years

Testimonials

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  • Rolleston First Learners has been a fantastic choice for our daughter and our family after moving back from eight years living in Perth, WA.

    When we went for our first visit I knew it was the perfect place just from the care and interest taken in my 4yr old daughter, all the staff made a point of introducing themselves to her and showing her around the room, she instantly felt safe and the fun started from here!

    We have been using First Learners for six months now and my daughter attends four days a week, she loves it and quite often asks to go on the weekends too :)

    I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Centre to anyone looking for childcare, they are flexible, caring and above all the children are engaged and happy when I drop off and collect my daughter every day.

    Kirsty

  • I have the pleasure of having two of my boys in Rolleston First learners, One in the 3yr room and one in the 4yr room. They have both blossomed under the care of the amazing teachers. They have developed more of the knowledge they had and also have learned lots more. But the best part is how excited they are to go to school!

    Heather

  • Words cannot express the thanks that my family has for each and every staff member at First Learners. When looking for childcare we had very high standards of what we were looking for, in particular how caring and approachable the staff were. As soon as we walked into First Learners I was instantly made to feel welcome and so were my children. We were (and always are) greeted by a friendly face and treated with respect and kindness. Staff are promptly available to answer any questions or concerns we may have and their open door policy is reassuring to us. Each staff member looks at the children as individuals with their own strengths and needs and cater for these exceptionally. The staff at First Learners are absolutely amazing and you can tell they truly care about the children and will go above and beyond what is expected.

    As a family, we feel very fortunate to have found such a great place to send our children. The staff deserves well earned compliments for attending to our most precious investment during the day…our children.

    Katie