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Welcome to our Centre

Our purpose built centre provides a ‘home away from home’, nurturing and cosy environment, with spacious outdoor play area with plenty of real, natural grass.

Just round the corner from Golden Sands Primary School, in the stunning  beachside town of Papamoa; Happy Feet offer excellent care & education for local families in the community.

Our centre caters for children aged 0-5yrs, with dedicated areas for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers, so, your child receives meaningful care, as well as personalised learning and development. We are open 7.30am-5.30pm, Monday – Friday.

Each child within The Nest (Infant Room) will be assigned a key teacher who, as much as possible, will undertake care routines. We believe that each child deserves the best care, and in order for children to develop a sense of trust and security within the Happy Feet environment, we feel it is important that they have at least one person with whom they can create a secure base.

Parents love the rich sense of community, and our curriculum reflects our philosophy for strong relationships. It values input from parents, teachers, whānau, children and our wonderful community.


Our Rooms

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3mths to 2.5yrs

The Nest is a very special warm and stimulating space for our beautiful babies and toddlers from three months of age.

We really cherish this time of learning and growing, and aim to provide a nurturing space, one of possibilities that adapts to the growth of each child.

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2-3 years

The Hive is a vibrant and creative space for our wonderful toddlers and young children from two years of age.

We adore the energy and vitality of young learners and will strive to enhance their learning with wise teaching, in order to promote individual and group discoveries.

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Young Children

4-5 years

The Bumble Bees is a homely, dynamic space for our 4-5 year old children where we focus on creativity, mindfulness and well-being as they prepare for school.

We encourage our young learners to reach their full potential by providing opportunities to confidently explore their learning with and alongside others and knowing and being secure in their identity and their place in world.

Whānau Feedback

"I would highly recommend Happy Feet, from when I first went through the doors everyone is so welcoming. The teachers are all so caring, loving and you can tell they really care about the children in their care. They made me feel so comfortable in leaving my son. The centre is well set out and clean with a beautiful big outdoor area. The team here at Happy Feet are amazing!"

Kylie Kirkland

"Thank you Happy Feet, my child absolutely loves going to school everyday. Your staff are amazing!"

Michelle Schmidt Reed

"Such an amazing daycare. Caring and supportive teachers that go above and beyond! My boys love going here."

Kitty McGrady

Contact us, book a tour or join our waiting list,
we’d love to hear from you!

We understand that your child’s education & care is a priority and that choosing the right centre can be a big decision. We would be delighted to share in your child’s learning journey. Feel welcome to contact us in whichever way is most convenient for you, or visit our centre and meet our Teaching Team!

Pay until 31st January 2021.
zero fees
Get settled & ready before the New Year. Enrol and start with us before December 15th 2020 &
pay zero fees
until January 31st 2021.
Ages yrs.
Contact us to find out more:
0 - 3
Pay until 31st January 2021.
zero fees
until January 31st 2021.
Ages yrs.
Contact us to find out more:
0 - 3
zero fees