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Sticky Fingers Childcare & Education Centre

An iconic Gisborne Early Education Centre, Sticky Fingers is a centre with manakitanga. We understand the important part we play in our community and pride ourselves in providing a special opportunity to positively impact young children’s lives in their early stages of development.

With a safe and nurturing environment for your child, we provide a place for children to learn, develop and grow through social interaction in an engaging environment, carefully set up by kaiako, with lots of opportunities to explore and learn.

Our centre caters for tamariki aged 0-6yrs and we are open 7.45am-5.15pm, Monday – Friday. Nestled in the heart of Gisborne, we are easy to find and within a short travelling distance to the local township, making us a natural choice for busy parents and local families in the community.

Your child will love the well laid out learning corners at our centre, consisting of a large outdoor space with multiple different surfaces to meet children’s needs regardless of the weather. There’s also a family play area, creative art corner as well as a quiet space for reading and reflection.

Our teaching team is made up of passionate, experienced teachers who are warm, welcoming and naturally wonderful people. Our qualified Early Childhood Educators bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team and their special connection with our children is cherished and supported in our centre.

Teachers guide our Tamariki in learning, engaging them with fun, sensory and also challenging experiences to nurture their development.  All children are valued at their unique stage of life, respected for who they are and have equal opportunities to ensure the best possible start in life.  This special environment with a community of talented individuals, encourages the joy and wonder of learning to come alive.

Large Outdoor Environment

Intimate Learning Experiences

Flourishing Friendships

"Teachers are full of energy, enthusiastic and a great influence on the children. They care about the children. Sticky Fingers staff help children grow and focus on their ability to express themselves and have independent thought. Both my children has been at Sticky fingers for almost 2 years and have blossomed thanks to all the staff."

Parent Survey 2021

"Wonderful centre! Always a great range of activities set up to meet all developmental needs for children to engage in. Beautiful large outdoor play area. Very lovely, caring and welcoming staff who take great care of the children, very friendly and always lots of great communication with parents. Great quality teacher involvement with the children. Lovely beautiful fresh kai provided for morning and afternoon tea. Beautiful centre all round. Always one big happy family. Very happy with the centre. Great work sticky teachers! "

Parent Survey 2021

"Great staff, very welcoming and love my kids like their own! Both my babies love going to Sticky Fingers Childcare."

Parent Survey 2021

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We understand that your child’s education & care is a priority and that choosing the right centre can be a big decision. We would be delighted to share in your child’s learning journey. Feel welcome to contact us in whichever way is most convenient for you, or visit our centre and meet our Teaching Team!