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LEARNING LINKS – OPEPE STREET, TAUPO

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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 day care 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 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

We believe that Learning Links stands out from the rest through its commitment to three important educational priorities:

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

Our purpose- built centre at 8 Opepe Street in the Heart of Taupo is only a short walk to most schools.
We provide an amazing environment with a real focus on an expansive indoor area so that regardless of the weather, your child has around twice the indoor space you would find in most other Childcare centres. The indoor environment is designed to create a real sense of community with a dedicated babies area and a large area for the older children.

With an extensive range of opportunities for children to play and learn and an amazing range of play areas for your child to excel, our team looks forward to welcoming your family.
Our outdoor environment is setup to provide year round use and was designed by leading Early Childhood Education outdoor play specialists.

For Parents there is a dedicated area for you to relax, have a coffee as well as catchup with friends before starting your day.

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!

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Instagram post 2180370603069335217_8634969210 We have been undertaking our bush program for four months now, and over this time we have tried multiple ways to attract and feed the eels. Well.. this week we were rewarded!
Not long after arriving, in the rain, we set ourselves along the bridge ready to try and draw the Eels to our spot to observe them. We started off dropping a couple duck hearts into the water and a trail of blood (as advised by Richard). We didn’t need to wait too long before a New Zealand short-finned eel popped out. This one was however a little shy, choosing to move around in the grass to retrieve its food. Not long after this, the New Zealand Longfin eel showed itself, flicking up the dust from the bottom of the stream and quite greedily eating all the hearts that were offered.
As we explore why it is our duty to look after the eels in the Gully Jaxon, identified that if we don’t “there will be no eels to eat our duck hearts”. Building awareness and a willingness to care for and protect our precious taonga. .
#Childcare #Daycare #Kindergarten #Preschool #EarlyLearning #EarlyChildhood #EarlyEducation #ChildcareHamilton #LearningLinks #LearningLinksChildcare #LearningLinksHamilton #FamilyGoals #Babies #ToddlerLife #Toddler #KiwiMum #NZBaby #LoveLanguages #SustainableLiving #Whanua #Tamariki #HamiltonNZ #Waikato #Rototuna #TeTotaraPrimary #LoveTheTron #HectorDrive #LearningThroughPlay #LearningTogether

We have been undertaking our bush program for four months now, and over this time we have tried multiple ways to attract and feed the eels. Well.. this week we were rewarded!

Not long after arriving, in the rain, we set ourselves along the bridge ready to try and draw the Eels to our spot to observe them. We started off dropping a couple duck hearts into the water and a trail of blood (as advised by Richard). We didn’t need to wait too long before a New Zealand short-finned eel popped out. This one was however a little shy, choosing to move around in the grass to retrieve its food. Not long after this, the New Zealand Longfin eel showed itself, flicking up the dust from the bottom of the stream and quite greedily eating all the hearts that were offered.

As we explore why it is our duty to look after the eels in the Gully Jaxon, identified that if we don’t “there will be no eels to eat our duck hearts”. Building awareness and a willingness to care for and protect our precious taonga. .
#Childcare #Daycare #Kindergarten #Preschool #EarlyLearning #EarlyChildhood #EarlyEducation #ChildcareHamilton #LearningLinks #LearningLinksChildcare #LearningLinksHamilton #FamilyGoals #Babies #ToddlerLife #Toddler #KiwiMum #NZBaby #LoveLanguages #SustainableLiving #Whanua #Tamariki #HamiltonNZ #Waikato #Rototuna #TeTotaraPrimary #LoveTheTron #HectorDrive #LearningThroughPlay #LearningTogether
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Instagram post 2177403556228230444_8634969210 😍😍 Learning Links Childcare and The Keg are working together to launch 100 Locals that Give a Damn.. Read on 👇👇👇 😍😍 We're super excited with the three local charities that have been shortlisted for the event and hoping that we can reach our 100 locals target to enable one of these charities to walk away on the night with $10000 to go back into our local community. ❓ Would you or someone you know be interested in supporting this and being 1 of the 100 Locals to Give a Damn. The event is being held next Wednesday evening. 🚀🚀 You will get a picture that you will be able to promote through your business how you are giving back and supporting local community. 🚀🚀 If you would like to join us or want more information I would 💓💓 to hear from you.
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#Childcare #Daycare #Kindergarten #Preschool #EarlyLearning #EarlyChildhood #EarlyEducation #ChildcareHamilton #LearningLinks #LearningLinksChildcare #LearningLinksHamilton #FamilyGoals #Babies #ToddlerLife #Toddler #KiwiMum #NZBaby #LoveLanguages #SustainableLiving #Whanua #Tamariki #HamiltonNZ #Waikato #Rototuna #TeTotaraPrimary #LoveTheTron #HectorDrive #LearningThroughPlay #LearningTogether

😍😍 Learning Links Childcare and The Keg are working together to launch 100 Locals that Give a Damn.. Read on 👇👇👇 😍😍 We're super excited with the three local charities that have been shortlisted for the event and hoping that we can reach our 100 locals target to enable one of these charities to walk away on the night with $10000 to go back into our local community. ❓ Would you or someone you know be interested in supporting this and being 1 of the 100 Locals to Give a Damn. The event is being held next Wednesday evening. 🚀🚀 You will get a picture that you will be able to promote through your business how you are giving back and supporting local community. 🚀🚀 If you would like to join us or want more information I would 💓💓 to hear from you.

PM us for more details..
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#Childcare #Daycare #Kindergarten #Preschool #EarlyLearning #EarlyChildhood #EarlyEducation #ChildcareHamilton #LearningLinks #LearningLinksChildcare #LearningLinksHamilton #FamilyGoals #Babies #ToddlerLife #Toddler #KiwiMum #NZBaby #LoveLanguages #SustainableLiving #Whanua #Tamariki #HamiltonNZ #Waikato #Rototuna #TeTotaraPrimary #LoveTheTron #HectorDrive #LearningThroughPlay #LearningTogether
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CENTRE DETAILS

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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THINKING ABOUT ENROLLING?

The best way to find out if we’re the right centre for your family is by seeing it for yourself! Please come in for a visit.

If you want to read more about Learning Links, please download our Parent General Information Book.



2019 ENROLMENT FEES

UNDER 3 YEARS OR OVER 3 YEARS NOT TAKING UP 20 HOURS

Two Days

$ 114

Three Days

$ 171

Four Days

$ 228

Five Days

$ 242

OVER 3 YEARS AND TAKING UP 20 HOURS

Two Days

$ 74

Three Days

$ 111

Four Days

$ 148

Five Days

$ 157

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 1 October 2018.

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