ARK Childcare Centre

The ARK is owned and operated by Holy Trinity Church.  It was established in 1984 as a Mission to provide a quality child care and support for families.

Our Philosophy

Our vision is to provide a quality Christian child-care centre that provides preschool children with a nurturing learning environment thereby positively impacting their families and community for God.


Christian - Our teachers and the curriculum will reflect our belief that each child is a unique gift from God.

Curriculum - Through the application and integration of Te Whariki and DOP’s, we will provide a caring, stimulating, multicultural and educational programme that recognises each  child as an individual and encourages them to be all God has  intended them to be.

Treaty of Waitangi - We will provide an environment and educational programme that respects Te Tiriti O Waitangi and incorporates Te Reo Maori and Tikanga Maori as part of the daily life of the centre.

Staff - We will recruit and develop staff that fully support and expound our Christian beliefs.

Staff are expected to improve their skills and abilities through the attendance of courses, participation in performance appraisals and other suitable methods.

Community - We recognise the value God has placed on families in the  community.

We will strengthen and support our families through our programmes, relationships and other social services provided through Holy Trinity.

We are licensed for 45 children from 6mths to 5years.

The Centre is open Monday to Friday 7.45-5.15pm including the school holidays. The centre is closed on Sat. Sun. and for two weeks over Christmas, and any Public Holiday. You will not be charged when the centre is closed.


We aim to provide a challenging and interesting environment, based on our philosophy and our curriculum Te Whariki.

We encourage an inquiry based learning environment from the children’s  interests and also their families interests.

We have individual portfolios and learning stories as our formal assessment for planning and evaluating each child.

Parents/caregivers/whanau and your child are welcome to look at your child’s portfolio.

Parent involvement is encouraged, and this is shown by the Parents Voice forms.

We ask that you take time to visit and stay at the centre with your child, prior to enrolment, this helps to build your relationship with the staff, and allow the staff to get to know your family and their needs. 

If you would like to have further information then please email:- or phone 07 578 5377

ARK grounds

© Holy Trinity Tauranga 2013