Toddlers Turf Childcare Centre Incorporated aspires to be a front runner in the field of community based early childhood education. We plan to achieve this objective by working closely with parents, whanau, and the community and by providing a first class environment which values the future leaders of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Toddlers Turf Childcare Centre began it life in 1989 as an idea in repsonse to the State Services Commission's invitation for proposals for the establishment of a childcare centre. At the time, the then Labour Government was offering substantial grants to public servants who wished to establish an early childhood centre.
Some local government departments decided to submit a proposal and once the proposal was accepted they fundraised for five years prior to the development of the childcare centre.
The main departments that contributed to this were Inland Revenue, Income Support and the Housing Corporation. Inland Revenue provided capital equipment, Income Support co-ordinated the fund raising and the Housing Corporation provided the three residential sections that we are built on today.
Helen Clark officially opened Toddlers Turf Childcare Centre Inc on he 14th
of July 1989 and we were the first purpose built centre in the Manukau region.
The centre has been set up as an Incorporated Society and is registered with the Charities Commission #CC31342. We are a
not-for-profit organisation with all of the profits being invested back into the centre for further development of the educational programme for children, staff and premises.