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Welcome to

The Pentagon
Early Learning
Center

Open from 7am - 6pm. We provide all meals, and all nappies.
Care and Education for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers.

Also offering holiday programme

Centre Hours
7am - 6pm, Monday-Friday
Closed Saturday, Sunday & public holidays

Address
25 Tamahere Drive
Tamahere, Hamilton

Ages
3 Months to 5 years

ERO Review
ERO completed our first review in March 2019, We received "Well Placed" which is the highest possible review for a new centre
Click HERE to view our ERO report

About us


At The Pentagon we believe children should enjoy beautiful spaces that encourage them to interact with the natural world.

Reciprocal relationships are central to who we are and what we do. We build respectful and reciprocal relationships with the children and their families as we believe a secure sense of belonging is the most important foundation for all the learning, development and fun we have at The Pentagon.

We offer a strong connection to the outdoors, supported by a play based, emergent curriculum where children’s interests and ideas drive our inquiry based approach. Our backyards have been designed to invite exploration and play, nurture curiosity, stimulate the senses, and challenge our physical abilities. Our outdoor environment has a variety of open spaces, for being physically active, and small intimate areas, for picnics, building huts, or simply just sitting embracing

Our Rooms

Features and Benefits

Our service:

  • Open from 7am until 6pm Monday to Friday.
  • We provide a range of enrolment options to suit your needs.
  • 20 hours ECE for 3 and 4 year olds
  • We provide all meals and take pride in providing fresh, nutritious and tasty meals for our growing children.
  • Nappies are also provided.
  • School Holiday Programme for school aged children

Our people:

  • The Pentagon is owned and operated by experienced Early Childhood professionals.
  • Reciprocal relationships are central to who we are and what we do.
  • Our team is comprised of qualified, passionate, experienced teachers who love what they do, and who go the extra mile to ensure we provide the best quality care and education.

Our environment:

  • At The Pentagon we believe children should enjoy beautiful spaces that encourage them to interact with the natural world.
  • Located on 5 acres of natural environment we provide a programme like no other.
  • We have real trees, real grass, and real animals.
  • Our modern, purpose built centre has been carefully designed to provide maximum space for teaching and learning. We have a large pentagon shaped covered area that connects the two wings of the building together and allows for a large sheltered area what-ever the weather!
  • Our backyards have been designed to invite exploration and play, nurture curiosity, stimulate the senses, and challenge our physical abilities.

Our curriculum:

  • We offer a strong connection to the outdoors, supported by a play based, emergent curriculum where children’s interests and ideas drive our inquiry based approach.
  • We are inspired by the teachings and practices of Emmi Pikler and Magda Gerber. We are also inspired by Forest Schools.
  • Feeding sheep, caring for chickens, collecting eggs, picking fruit, growing vegetables, and exploring our own forest will be a unique part of your child's day.
  • Our preschool programme is designed to prepare your child for their transition to school.

Visit our center

25 Tamahere Drive

Tamahere, Hamilton

New Zealand