outdoors is for exploring

Our story

We have a real desire to make a positive difference in our community and so a number of years back we established the Elim Community Trust. The Trust was set up to identify particular needs in our community and establish ministries and programmes to help meet those needs. As a result the Early Learning Centre was opened in 2009 and was a natural expansion of the already established out of school programs (OSCAR). The Elim Church Centre is a hub of life and activity most of the week and we welcome all families to join us at our Sunday services or make connections through the many groups that we run.


Our Philosophy

Life is an adventure and through loving relationships in a faith based environment we celebrate the unique identity of each child.
Our play based curriculum nurtures our tamariki to be curious learners and empowers them to be explorers of their unfolding world.

Our Core Values
WHANAUNGATANGA (Relationships)
We value respectful relationships with tamariki, their whanau and our Elim community. We create a joyful journey of learning through nurturing the beauty and potential in each other
MATATOA (Adventure)
Unravelling children's learning is a treasure that we cherish.  Tamariki are empowered to curiously explore their world through play.
Our belief is that each individual is created by God with unique gifts and talents that we honour and celebrate. Therefore we are faithful in our love and advocacy for our tamariki and their whanau aspirations.

Creating is fun
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