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About Us  

Our Centre

Gumboots is a community early childcare centre located 20mins west of Hastings in the Maraekakaho District. It is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm in the school term.

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Maraekakaho Early Childhood Centre, commonly known as Gumboots, was opened in October 2002. Gumboots is a non-profit incorporated charitable trust, managed by a team of valued staff and committed volunteers. The teachers, committee and trustees are dedicated to providing affordable, quality care and education for preschool children, while maintaining the unique and special nature that our rural setting brings.

Our Gumboot’s Mission Statement:

‘Working together to nurture our children as active, imaginative, independent learners in body, mind and spirit’

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