Ko te ahurei o te ō tātou māhi
Let the uniqueness of the child guide our work

Language, Culture and Identity

Tamariki know they have a place and their language, culture and identity will be nurtured, valued and extended. 

30 Free Hours!

Ako Rolleston now offers 30 Free hours for children aged three and older. Children must be enrolled at least 9 – 3 five days a week.

Small Ratios

Safe, Clean and Engaging Learning Environment
To ensure your child receives all the nurturing, learning and attention he or she deserves, we maintain low numbers. With qualified kaiako, your child is known and valued as a unique individual.

Welcome to Ako Rolleston

3 months - 6 years

We have 2 learning spaces, that cater for all children at their various developmental stages. Our classrooms are well resourced with a wide range of educational experiences to extend your child’s learning and enrich their passion for the world around them.

Child Led Education

Nurture, Encourage, Grow

We value a child led education where tamariki are listened and responded to in a nurturing and encouraging way, and they are trusted to make decisions regarding their learning journey along the way.

Enrol today

Flexible booking times perfect for all families. We offer 20 Hours ECE subsidy for children who are 3 and 4 years old. We also offer 30 free hours for children aged 3 and over who are enrolled 9-3 Mon-Fri.

What's happening at Ako?

Meri Kirihimete

December 17, 2021

Our Christmas programme this week has taken the interest of many of our tamariki, with one of the highlights being our giving tree. We decided this year to do something a little different and have a giving tree for tamariki to place presents under that will be donated to Woman’s Refuge. This has been a ...

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Matariki Festival

July 6, 2021

On Friday the 2nd of July we took a small group of children to take part in the Matariki festival held at the new Selwyn Sports Centre. Children meet old friends that have moved on to school, saw performances from schools and even found their own art work being displayed. This was a wonderful event ...

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Anzac Day

April 21, 2021

Tamariki today thoroughly enjoyed a visit from Lewis’ whānau. Lewis’ Dad shared some of his army equipment, talking a little about Anzac day and giving children the opportunity to try on his big boots, hats, and even have a go at carrying his big tramping pack. Some very inspired tamariki here today, thank you so ...

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Celebrating Our Mums!

April 20, 2021

With Mothers Day fast approaching we are looking forward to sharing this special day with all our Mums of Ako Rolleston with a Wine and Cheese evening. What a great way for our Mums to get a night off, while mingling with other Mums of Ako, sharing Mumma stories, and building relationships with Mums of ...

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Family Day with a Braai

April 20, 2021

We are really looking forward to celebrating Family Day the Afrikaans way, with a Braai and lots of Afrikaans food, music and decorations. With so many South African Families here at Ako Rolleston it makes sense for us to celebrate their special days too. A big thank you to these families for helping us to ...

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Little Heart Day

February 12, 2021

A great turn out in red today in support of Little Heart Day. We are super proud to support such a great cause. Thanks to everyone who has made a donation. #littleheartday2021

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