• At Seashells our children have fun!

    At Seashells our children have fun!

    At the same time as enjoying a wonderful indoor/outdoor learning experience with the support of experienced & enthusiastic teachers who are passionate about early childhood education
  • Outdoor play is important too!

    Outdoor play is important too!

    We have a working garden at Seashells - teaching the children about fresh food & how it's grown - we even let them harvest what they've grown & include it in a meal!
  • A place for children to learn & grow

    A place for children to learn & grow

    With the support of the Seashells team your child will have opportunities for explorative play, socialising, outdoor time & quiet activities

Kia ora and welcome to Seashells Early Childhood Centre

Seashells Early Childhood Centre, Coopers BeachWe provide excellent care & education for children aged 0 to 5 years, situated in the beautiful Doubtless Bay community – only minutes from the well renowned Coopers Beach.

The needs of your children are our first and greatest consideration, with care and education enhancing the development of your child and supporting your family. To read about our philosophy at Seashells, click here.

We provide a caring, creative, interesting, stimulating and attractive environment providing opportunities to enable your children to develop at their own level and reflective of their individual needs.

Our learning programme is centered around The Project Approach to learning. The Project Approach is internationally recognised as having excellent potential to develop curious and motivated young children. A project is a well-balanced body of activities. These activities are closely linked to each other and built up around a particular theme that fits the experience and interests of young children. A network of concepts forms the basis of each project. The teacher with the young child bring the outside world inside the centre where wonderful learning journeys take place.

The centre is open all year (except statutory holidays and weekends) Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 4.30pm.

To learn more about enrolments orĀ to register your interest to enrol, click here.