Construction of the permanent home for the Hobsonville Point Early Learning Centre is underway.

The Northern Auckland Kindergarten Association (NAKA) currently operates a temporary early learning centre in Hobsonville Point Primary School, with construction of the new and permanent building now happening right next door at the school’s southern boundary.

Expected to open in the third term of this year, the new centre will offer an all-day service for 60 children aged between 6 months and five years, with 20 under twos and 40 over twos.

Designed by award-winning architect Phil Smith, the brand new building will incorporate four sections that merge to form a central heart.

Garth Halliday, NAKA General Manager, says it will be a high quality centre, representing the best features and philosophy of both kindergarten and early learning centres.

“The service will be available for the long days required by some families and will provide 100% qualified and registered teachers to ensure the best possible care and education for all the children attending.”

The centre’s location beside the school will also help ensure a smooth transition for young children who progress there for their primary education.

“We have been most fortunate to be able to work with the staff of Hobsonville Point Primary School to operate a service inside the school since September 2014, which has enabled us to build great relationships with the school staff and the local community as we ready for the new centre,” he says.

To add your child/children to the waiting list, please email