Hector Drive, Hamilton

Learning Links – Hector Drive, Hamilton

Parent Testimonials

Michaela Collings

Highly recommend looking at enrolling your child here. Our experience so far has been amazing. The staff are so kind and caring, the environment is amazing for our kids to play, learn, create and grow. We have had no problems at all with this center and we are glad we chose to change our daughter to this center.

Lisa Clark

As a parent of learning links I love how they provides a fun and safe place for children to learn, create and explore with the guidance of the friendly and encouraging teachers my daughter talks so fondly about!

Alice Addy

It is with a very heavy heart I will be saying goodbye to the Learning Links family within the next month. Four years ago I left my precious four month old baby girl in the hands of Learning Links, and like any new mother had all the fear in the world. Within days I knew I had made the right choice, with loving carers to nurture her and a safe environment which allowed her to explore. What I loved most

Alana Garnett

As a parent at Learning Links I think the centre is second to none. We feel as though we have become a huge part of the Learning Links family, and have built trusted relationships with everyone inside those four walls. Our daughter has grown so much and I truly believe we have given her the best start in preparation for school next year.

Malgosia Leith

As a first time mum I was so apprehensive putting my child into daycare, but the team at Learning Links went out of their way to make it a pleasant experience. I leave my child confidently each day knowing he is in good hands with the wonderful ladies in the infants room and I go to work happy that he is well loved. They say you’ll know which daycare is right for your child and that couldn’t be more true,

Bin Chen

Very friendly staff and clean and safe environment for kids. Kids always happy to be at the centre, as parents that very important.

Nicola Hodges

Would absolutely recommend this centre!! My son has been attending for a few months now and we love it! The confidence I have seen in him over the last months is amazing! The staff are all so welcoming and lovely. So glad we found this centre.

Kayla Lee

Highly recommend looking at enrolling your child here. Our experience so far has been amazing. The staff are so kind and caring, the environment is amazing for our kids to play, learn, create and grow. We have had no problems at all with this center and we are glad we chose to change our daughter to this center. our daughter has blossomed so much since attending learning links.

Andrew Wells

Highly recommend! Have both our kids enrolled and couldn’t be happier! Amazing teachers, facilities and location!

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Learning Links - Hector Drive

Our Learning Links Childcare centre in Hamilton is designed to offer opportunities for learning through play while giving your child the support to develop foundational skills.

We believe that our early education service stands out through the commitment to three important early education priorities:

  • Learning through play
  • Keeping children emotionally healthy
  • Educating with a sustainable environment focus

When these education priorities are met, children will naturally flourish.

Our early learning centre in Hamilton is conveniently located at 38 Hector Drive, Rototuna, directly across from Te Totara Primary school.

The childcare center is spacious with an area for babies and a large indoor area for the older children. We also have a nature based outdoor environment that includes challenge courses, sensory areas, and play areas for your child to confidently explore.

At Learning Links child care centre, lunch and snacks are provided. Our on-site cook makes tasty meals like sandwiches and wraps, and you will be delighted to find out that we encourage children to participate in meal preparation. Children can also take part in gardening, plotting, growing, and cooking helping to make the vital link between food and our wellbeing.

Our early childhood education staff can help take you through processes such as nappy changes, or you can grab a coffee in our parents area and experience our Hamilton child care center first hand. With a range of opportunities for children to learn and grow, and a nurturing day care center environment, our team aims to make Learning Links Daycare Centre Hamilton a welcoming home for all.

Some of our latest adventures!

Forest Programme

Connecting children to nature is something we are passionate about at Learning Links Hector. An enriching programme like this certainly isn’t something that was decided one day and began the next – it has taken a lot of preparation, consideration and dedication.

Well today, our passion became a reality! The group headed off on their expedition within our local community. They began this weekly ritual with a forest karakia and a willingness to explore and test their limits in the dense bush. We are very proud that our tamariki showed such respect for the beautiful forest and its creatures and this will be something that they will remember for many years to come – a huge thank you to our Kaiako, Rebekah and Ana for bringing our programme to life today everyone should have a good sleep tonight!

Our tamariki are becoming increasingly confident and familiar with the forest. They have already gained a strong sense of direction and able to show their kaiako which way could lead us to the destination.

They were lucky to find and try some kawakawa, which we learnt that the leaves can be made into medication that helps our digestive system. We even brought some back to our centre for our friends to try as herbal tea.

No doubt, the muddy puddles was the favourite. It was such fun for each of us to get wet, get muddy and be engaged with nature! We are also amazed to see the growing resilience of our children when they slipped into mud, when they got dirty and when they were in dilemma. They were determined to take risks and challenge themselves, physically and emotionally!

It was equally impressive to notice how tamariki cared for each other and helped their peers out of a challenging situation, they were demonstrating their growing social competence and caring nature in their bush play! We highly recommend getting out into nature - the children will surprise you!

As we continue to connect locally, to our Rototuna area, we discovered Rototuna means "lake of eels". In Pre-European times, our area had a lake named Tunawhakapeke. The lake and surrounding swamps had an abundance of tuna resources. As a result of our new knowledge the tamariki are discovering where the tuna like to live now and what they like to eat! Trying to coax them out of their hiding places, the children have been patiently dangling some food for them and to hopefully catch a glimpse soon!

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Ratios: Infants 1:4, Toddlers 1:6, Preschool 1:8
Opening Times: Monday to Friday 7:30am to 5:30pm
Address: 38 Hector Drive, Rototuna, Hamilton
Phone Number: 07 595 0543
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Ministry of Education Funding: View Information

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2021 Enrolment Fees

Fee Structure Under 3's Under 3 - Part time
(6 hours)
Between 8.30am - 3:30pm
Under 3 - Full time
(6+ hours)
Between 7:30 - 5:30pm
 Minimum 2 days
 2 Day rate * $86  $114
 3 Day rate $129  $171
 4 Day rate $172  $228
 Weekly rate $215  $247
Fee Structure Over 3's Over 3 - Part time
(6 hours) with ECE hours
Between 8.30am - 3:30pm
Over 3 - Full time
(6+ hours) with ECE hours
Between 7:30 - 5:30pm
 Minimum 2 days
 2 Day rate * Nil  $74
 3 Day rate Nil  $111
 4 Day rate $58  $148
 Weekly rate $104  $162

*2 day rates offer is subject to availability, conditions apply.

Addition hours over are charged at $7.20 per hour

Enrolment Conditions
Learning Links operates as a full day service and does not offer short days or sessions; Our fees include high quality
teacher ratios above Ministry of Education Standards; Minimum enrolment is two days per week; A deposit equal to one week of your booked hours will be due upon enrolment to confirm your place; Two weeks notice is required when terminating enrolment; 10% discount is applicable to your eldest child’s fees if you have two or more children attending Learning Links; Nappies and food are provided; and Formula is not provided - this must be brought in from home if required. To be read in conjunction with the Fee Policy. Fees effective from 22 February 2021.