Project Description


Kia Ora and welcome to Early Learning Counties Manukau Alfriston College. We invite you and your Whanau (family) to experience an environment that welcomes individuality and promotes lifelong learning.We are a high quality, well-resourced Early learning Centre with qualified, registered teachers and teachers in training.  An environment where children have the opportunity to make their own choices and are affirmed as capable and independent learners.

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ELCM Alfriston College is situated on the school grounds of Alfriston College and serves the growing community in Manurewa.  We are in close proximity to Botanical Gardens where children enjoy regular excursions.

At ELCM Alfriston College we value you as part of our centre and encourage you to be involved in your child’s journey through their preschool years.  We look forward to building relationships so that together we can collaboratively create valued learning opportunities for your child.

Our centre is influenced by the Pikler and Reggio theories.  These approaches embrace love and respect where children develop at their own pace and inquiry learning.  The environment is structured so children have the freedom of choice and the opportunity to explore the environment in an unhurried manner.  Teachers will support children’s inquiry learning and together become co-researchers.

ELCM Alfriston College and surrounding schools have built relationships and communications to enhance the development of positive ongoing transitions to school for all children attending our centre.


Te Whariki, the New Zealand early childhood curriculum underpins programme planning along with ongoing individual assessment, documentation and planning for children. It encompasses the cultural heritage of both partners to Te Tiriti O Waitangi.

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The Enviroschools programme supports children and young people to plan, design and implement sustainability actions that are important to them and their communities.

The programme provides pathways from early childhood through primary, intermediate and secondary school and beyond.  Through our collaborative approach of building strong relationships and sharing information, we are growing a collective puna mātauranga or pool of knowledge.

Enviroschools is supported by a national team, in partnership with nearly 100 national and regional partners, including the majority of New Zealand’s councils.  Facilitators from these partner organisations work with a suite of resources to progress the sustainability journey.

To find out more about Enviroschools please visit the website.


7.30am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday
From 6 months to 5 years

20 ECE Hours are available for 3 – 5 year olds.

Qualified and Registered Teachers
Healthy Meals provided


Our fees include a healthy lunch and nutritious morning and afternoon snacks. Parents just need to provide nappies and formula/milk for babies.

Your family may also be entitled to child-care subsidy assistance from Work and Income NZ.

For more information about the specific fees for this centre, please contact us directly.


Counties Manukau Kindergarten Association, providing quality educational experiences and environments for children since 1952. Our 22 kindergartens and 6 ELCM centres are 100% kiwi owned and operated and are not-for-profit.