Mangere Early Learning Centre

Mangere Early Learning Centre

33 Cape Road, Mangere, Auckland

Barnardos Kidstart has so much history in Aotearoa and it all began here at Mangere. Over the decades we have cared for and educated thousands of local tamariki. We now have a new purpose built extension and upgraded our huge outdoor play area. It’s a perfect learning environment for kiwi kids. With a growing population of working families working outside the traditional 9-5 hours, Mangere have a unique offering of extended opening hours from 5.30am – 8.30pm to meet the needs of our community. We cater for all Kiwi kids ages 0 - 5.

Like our tamariki, our dedicted and qualified staff come from diverse backgrounds. We are caring, whānau orientated and always willing to listen. We are able to cater for special dietary, cultural or religious needs.

We have an ‘open door’ policy, where you and your whānau are welcome to take part in activities and spend time with us and your child. Perhaps you might like to join us on one of trips to explore the community or visit the local library? 

We provide an environment where the physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual and social skills of every child are nurtured together with a lifetime love of learning. Barnardos Mangere Early Learning Centre will be a home away from home for your child – come by and find out what makes our place so special.


We would love to welcome you and your whanau to come experience Mangere Early Learning Centre. Contact us now to book a visit:

Phone Us: 09 275 5978

SMS Us: 027 2044 274

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Days and sessions

We're now open from 5:30am - 8.30pm, Monday to Friday, and we offer the following sessions:

4 hour session 
6 hour session 
Full Day (7+ hours) 

We offer 20 hours ECE for three and four-year-olds.

Click here to view our ERO report.


Leanne Couper

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Phone: 09 275 5978

Hours: 5:30am - 8.30pm