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Nathan Homestead Kauri Kids

About the centre

We are a small early childhood education centre based at the historic 130-year-old Nathan Homestead, surrounded by the beautiful grounds and native bush of David Nathan Park.

Kauri Kids
Phone: 09 261 8469
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Kauri Kids

Grow. Achieve. Inspire.

We are lucky enough to be surrounded by the beautiful grounds and native bush of David Nathan Park. Children are encouraged to explore, learn and play in these areas as part of our curriculum.

We visit Nathan Homestead’s art gallery, enjoy all-season gardening and offer swimming and preschool gym lessons at the nearby Manurewa Pool and Leisure Centre.

Read about the Kauri Kids vision and values.


We are open Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 3.15pm.

We are closed on weekends.

Numbers of children

We are licensed to care for 20 children.

Teacher to child ratios

We have a minimum of one teacher for every four children under two years old and a minimum of one teacher for every eight children over two years old.

Our prices

We offer a minimum of 20 hours free early childhood education.

Kauri Kids prices
Ages Price
Under two years old
$6 per hour
Two years and over
$5.50 per hour - children three and over receive 30 hours free each week

Make an enquiry

Contact us to find out about availability and arrange a visit.

After school care

About us

Our after school care programme includes specialised theme days as well as mix ‘n’ match days packed full of fun in the park, science, sports and take-home arts and crafts activities.

There are also opportunities to join in activities at the Manurewa Library and to swim at the Manurewa Pool and Leisure Centre.


We are open Monday to Friday, 2.45pm to 6pm.

Our prices

Out of school care prices
Care type Price per week
After school care, includes school pick up
Price per week

School pick-ups

We can pick up from these schools:

  • Manurewa Central School
  • Hill Park Primary School
  • St Annes Catholic School
  • Randwick Park School
  • Green Meadows School

Enquiries and enrolment

Contact us if you have any questions.

If you would like to enrol a child, fill in an enrolment form: