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1157 Peak Road, RD2 Helensville




09 411 9038

OPEN 7.00 AM TO 6.00 PM

Visits by arrangement

You are welcome to visit at any time but we recommend that you book a time,  This way we can ensure a staff member is available to show you around.   Ask for Diane, our Centre Manager.

The busiest time of the day is either side of 9.00 am and 3.00 pm and we suggest avoiding these times.

Phone now and book a visit or email queries



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We only have

limited spaces

 We currently have a waiting list in the older rooms.

We recommend  enrolling younger children for two days a week minimum so you are guaranteed a place in the older rooms.

Make contact soon and come and have a visit and get on the waiting list.


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virtual tour!

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 "see inside" picture.

Here is a sample of our fee schedule


A quality early childhood education isn't one thing.

 It's a high ratio of qualified and passionate staff, it's good group sizes,  a robust teacher guidance programme, quality interactions and trust, teachers who respond effectively to children's individual needs and interests, personal and dedicated attention for all children, a low teacher turnover and consistency of care, a well planned, well cared for and maintained environment.



A peek at what we get up to

ERO Review

In March 2015

we received a

Very Well Placed

4 year ERO Review.

We were delighted with this  result.   What a wonderful testament to our team and the work they do.   Our focus on providing quality care and education to our Community was recognised and acknowledged with this review.





We have so much Fun!


Gumboots ELC is licensed for up to 70 children.

Booties - Up to 6 children with a ratio of 1:3

Ages 3 months - approximately 12 months

Little Boots - Up to 16 children with a ratio 1:4

Ages 12 - 24 months approx

Junior Boots - Up to 24 children with a ratio of 1:6

Ages 2+ to 3 1/2 year approx

Big Boots - Up to 24 children with a ratio of 1:8

Ages 3 1/2 plus


We grow happy confident and competent children

"Its all about balance" Young or old there are things we can learn about ourselves and our world every day.

Young or old we need to make time to stop and smell and roses and have fun along the way.

The essence of our Centre is a "home away from home"

The key in our philosophy is