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Kiwi Iti Early Learning Centre is located in the small rural community of Putaruru, it is run by a great team of qualified, caring and dedicated teachers. We are committed to providing high quality care and education in an environment where your child feels safe, nurtured, and loved.

We believe that at Kiwi Iti Early Learning Centre children will learn and develop as a well rounded person, proud of their culture and who they are and proud of their capabilities and what they contribute to the centre environment. We will support their eagerness to discover, explore, learn, and grow in their own time and way. As such we provide an environment with various open-ended resources that promote free play, we are passionate about equipping our environment with resources that reflect the interests each child holds. We believe that by providing a well-resourced environment complimented by our loving atmosphere, the children’s health, well - being and belonging will be nurtured and in turn be strengthened.

Early Learning at Our Centre


Our curriculum is influenced and designed around the interests of the children attending, guided by the New Zealand early childhood frame work Te Whariki. We take pride in building authentic relationships with all our children and their families. We value all feedback from our families and community to fine tune our curriculum and the way we practice to meet the needs sort.

Children learn through responsive and reciprocal relationships with people, places and things.


Mā roto i ngā piringa, i ngā whakahaere i waenganui o te mokopuna me te katoa, e whakatō te kaha ki roto i te mokopuna ki te ako.

Ages 2 - 5


At Kiwi Iti Early Learning Centre we care for and educate children aged 2 - 5 years. Our small centre accommodates up to 30 children and is recognised as a small centre in our town of Putaruru.

Our environment is resourced to promote intrigue, exploration, and learning. We believe in providing a safe place for children to develop and grow in their own way, in their own time.

Te Whariki, 

Ministry of Education, 2017


Open Hours


Kiwi Iti Early Learning Centre operates Monday to Friday, 8.15am to 5.30pm

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