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Kia Ora and Welcome to Kids Count Tawa – The Griffin School

We are a heart-led team with a home away from home intimate centre, we often get first impressions comments like “wow this place feels amazing”.


We are privileged to work alongside He Huarahi Tamariki, a school for teenage Parents and help make a positive difference every day, since April 2017.


We have one large open space with 3 designated areas catering for children’s individual needs. With opportunities for siblings to spend time together. Small teams of two teachers working closely together to ensure every child and Teacher enjoy their day and learning from each other. Great ratios lending itself to great intentional learning.

Session times

All Day
7:30am to 5:30pm

7:30am to 12:30pm

(Free for 2-5 year olds)

12:30pm to 5:00pm

(Free for 2-5 year olds)

Caters for ages 0 - 5 years

04 232 0920

Our Rooms


For ages 0 – 1 year


A warm nurturing environment to welcome the youngest of children. Teachers focus on care as curriculum and provide learning opportunities through natural loving interactions whilst taking care of their basic needs. Building trust and working alongside parents and their individual routines.

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For ages 1 – 2.5 years


Toddlers are busy people; this room is full of little nooks for individual play and space for adventure.


Teachers are skilled in providing a safe environment that is going to burn that high energy and balance emotions with quiet moments when needed.


Providing a space to take risks, learn and be together. 


Experienced teachers in the toddler world providing a consistent space to learn self-help skills, responsibility, and self-regulation.

Te Whanau Awhina

For ages 2.5 – 6 years


Children with their own personality that know what they want, A space to explore and develop negotiating skills, problem solving, perseverance and confidence.


An education program that uses natural caring interactions and intentional teaching to ensure every child is confident, capable, and independent when it is time to start school.

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What our parents are saying ...

I love how my son has gained another village to help him learn in life. He non stop talks about how the teachers adventure around the kindy with him

Shanaia Rapira - Armani Mum

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