Early Childhood Centre

Flanshaw Early Childhood Centre

Welcome to our community early childhood centres. We are governed by the Flanshaw Centres Incorporated Committee and are housed in 2 separate buildings in Te Atatu South.

The Infant and Toddler Centre at 2 Cole Place, caters for 30 children aged 3 months to 3 years of age. Our purpose built centre was upgraded in 2012 to provide a separate space for non-walking infants and an age appriopriate environment for toddlers.


The Preschool is situated in the Flanshaw Road School at 51 Flanshaw Road. We cater for 35 children from 3 years to school entry. Teachers work collaboratively with children, exploring, investigating and problem solving. We are a community of diverse competent learners.

Our centres are inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to Teaching and Learning. Click here for further information. This educational philsophy began in the Northern Italian city of Reggio Emilia and is based on the principles of respect, responsibility and being part of a community of learners. Although we are inspired by this philosophy, our programme is underpinned by the New Zealand Curriclum -Te Whaaiki.

Both centres are commited to meeting the needs of our local community children and their families. We welcome you and your child to what we trust will be an extension of your home. By working together we will provide an environment that promotes quality care and education.


Our centres are open from 7:30am – 5:30pm Monday to Friday. We are open during the school holidays, but do close for public holidays and a short time over the Christmas period.

Visit our website at www.flanshawcentres.org.nz or call us; Infants on 09 834 7142 and Preschool on 09 834 7132.