Welcome to Central Hastings Early Learning Centre

Magical Learning Experiences

Central Hastings Early Learning Centre is a near-new preschool centrally located in Hastings. We create magical learning experiences to help our tamariki reach their full potential. There’s lots to explore in our open natural spaces, allowing our kaiako to provide unique learning experiences in a warm, loving and safe environment.

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Modern & Purpose-Built

Large Open Spaces

Warm, Loving & Safe

Central Hastings Early Learning Centre is a near-new daycare / preschool centrally located in the Hastings CBD. It’s built on the former Hastings Bowling Club grounds which has allowed us to create unique spaces, both inside and out. By using our natural environment to our advantage, it enables a sense of belonging and grows respect for everything and everybody within the culture of our centre.

Our mission at Central Hastings Early Learning Centre is to create magical learning experiences for children and their whānau. We do this by combining the talents of our amazing kaiako with our warm, loving, and safe learning environment that compliments the home and reflects our unique natural surroundings.


Adventure & Passion

Lots to Explore

At Central Hastings Early Learning Centre we provide high quality childcare and preschool education. We stimulate the mental, physical and emotional growth of our tamariki by providing a wide variety of experiences. We endeavour to incorporate new developments in early childhood education into our programmes. This enables our kaiako to be at the forefront of children’s learning.

Each child has ownership of their own profile displayed in the child’s room, available for parents to view and contribute to. At Central Hastings Early Learning Centre, we like to encourage family involvement to ensure we have a collaborative approach with the whānau.

Our tamariki benefit from modern purpose built facilities and new resources, lovingly maintained to the highest standards in early childhood.

Central Hastings Early Learning Centre is built on the former grounds of the Hastings Bowling Club, located in the CBD at 511 Hastings Street South.

We provide a rich and broad curriculum to stimulate the holistic manner in which children learn and develop, along with a warm, loving and safe environment.

We use the environment to enable children to develop wonderment and a sense of responsibility for the living world and knowledge of how to care for it and be sustainable.


Whanau Testimonials

Honestly go check this daycare out, you will fall in love with it! So much for kids to do and so big. Staff are nice and helpful. I left my boy's daycare of 3 years for him to go to this one.
Taneka O

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511 Hastings St South
Phone & Email
06 878 9886
[email protected]
PO Box 410, Hastings
Monday – Friday
7:30am – 5:30pm
Closed Public Holidays