Opepe Street, Taupo

Learning Links – Opepe Street, Taupo

“Opened in May 2019 this Purpose Built Centre is designed with significant indoor space and an amazing outdoor environment to meet the needs of Taupo families. With amazing new resources, spacious environments and 14 heatpumps to keep everyone snug in winter and cool in summer you and your family will love spending time with us.”

Parent Testimonials

Maria Heaslip

My son and I have recently joined the Learning Links and we are both loving being part of a nurturing, creative and fun learning environment. The centre is conveniently located and the staff here are caring, inclusive and student driven. Always lots to do, it is often a mission trying to get my son out the door – a reflection of how safe he feels here. Thank you for making his transition a smooth one.

Elizabeth Redley

After searching high and low for a centre I felt comfortable with, learning links opened and from our first visit we immediately felt at home. Wonderful, welcoming environment! My children are thriving and have fitted in so well into a centre environment. Thank you so much learning links.

Charlotte Bedford

As a parent of Learning Links I am so grateful I made the choice to send my daughter to such an incredible centre. Having moved from a different town, I was really worried how she would settle in, but as one of the first to start she absolutely loves it. I couldn’t ask for better carers to look after her while i’m at work, they have created such a special bond which is so reassuring to see. The centre is

Vanessa Slingsby

We are so happy to have joined the Learning Links. My little one has never been the easiest at morning drop offs but at Learning Links she is always greeted by huge smiles and loving arms. I really appreciate the extra care taken to settle her in each morning and am always able to discuss her day in detail with her teachers at pick up. We love all the different areas for play and learning in the centre, especially the

Amanda L

We are so happy our boy is in Learning Links…he absolutely loves it. We were apprehensive about sending him to another day care as the last daycare center he was in turned out to be a disaster, he didn’t like it there at all. He is happy now and settling in well.

Marli Marks

My daughter LOVES learning links! The staff there are So friendly and loving and caring, I would recommend this daycare centre to anyone!! She has so much to tell me about her day everyday when I pick her up, they do the coolest things there and she even sleeps the best she ever has! Thanks Team LL – you guys are amazing X

Samantha Mann

My daughter loves Learning Links! She started when the child care centre opened and has established some wonderful relationships with her teachers. They are getting the best out of her and ensuring her learning experiences are positive and appropriate for her age and social skill set. 100% recommend.

Ardré Foote

As the ‘Duel’ parent for my son, Learning Links has given me the confidence to know he’s well cared for & happy. Staff are amazing & always willing to support & action individual needs. Im also Grateful for there sustainability practices.

Liz Redley

Learning links has been so accomodating to my girls needs, always a fun and happy environment. My girls are absolutely loving it

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Learning Links – Opepe Street, Taupo

Learning Links Childcare Center aims to cultivate life-long learners and empower children to thrive. Our progressive learning philosophy is based on three important elements:

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

Learning Links is committed to offering the best transitional experience from babies, toddlers and preschool through to 5 year olds. With our quality education programme, we facilitate fun, safe and diverse environments for the children promoting positive growth and development.

Why choose Learning Links (Early Learning Centres)?

  • Over 20 years of industry experience. Being parents ourselves we understand and deliver to the specific requirements that our children have
  • Nutritious, well-balanced meals
  • Vast spaces for children to explore, indoor and outdoor
  • Highly qualified teachers encouraging Socio-Emotional development in children
  • Setting a strong foundation for future learning

Ratios: Babies 1:4, Toddlers 1:6, Preschool 1:8

We understand that working with children requires a combination of quality practices, teachers and an accommodating environment. Learning Links operates at ratios above and considerably better than  Ministry of Education requirement; allowing our teachers to create a positive/catering environment for children, supporting their emotional and mental well-being. Through detailed planning and articulation of the New Zealand curriculum our teachers are constantly seeking to promote individual skills and learning within our Tamariki which enhances self-esteem.

Are you looking for Preschool / Kindergarten in Taupo?

If you are looking for a leading early education or day care centre in Taupo, please feel free to contact one of the team who can  share with you the practices at Learning Links whilst showing you around our wonderful premises.  We look forward to speaking with you.

Some of our latest adventures!

Forest Programme (At Learning Links Hector Drive)

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!


Ratios: Infants 1:4, Toddlers 1:6, Preschool 1:8
Opening Times: Monday to Friday 7:30am to 5:30pm
Address: 8 Opepe Street, Taupo
Phone Number: 07 5958955
ERO Report: (Coming Soon)
Ministry of Education Funding: View Information
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2021 Enrolment Fees

Two Days *

$ 116

Three Days

$ 174

Four Days

$ 232

Five Days

$ 247

Two Days *

$ 76

Three Days

$ 114

Four Days

$ 152

Five Days

$ 162

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

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.