Culture, Community & Celebration

Parents love the rich sense of community at Acorn Kids Childcare in Gate Pa, Tauranga, and our curriculum reflects our philosophy for strong relationships. We absolutely love coming together with our tamariki, whānau and community to strengthen our relationships with one another.

At Acorn Kids Tauranga we love to celebrate! Whether it be a national week, cultural celebration, a calendar date or a themed dress up day. Some of the events on our annual calendar include Chinese New Year, Seaweek – Kaupapa Moana, Saint Patrick’s Day, Samoan Language week, Matariki Maori New Year, Tongan Language Week and Diwali.


Our children enjoy walks where they can get out and explore our local surrounds in Gate Pa and Tauranga central. We are fortunate that our daycare centre is a short walk from the local town. Other places our kaiako and children love to visit include Bunnings Warehouse and the local Library in Tauranga. We often have our local community join us in centre for visits and enhance our children’s knowledge about people, places, things and events. The Fire Brigade are a favourite among the children.

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Portfolios & Storypark

Acorn Kids Childcare Tauranga use an awesome app called Storypark, which allows whānau to follow their child’s early learning journey and to ensure you don’t miss out on important centre communications.

Photos, videos and audio capture your child’s learning so you never miss a treasured moment again. You and your family can also feel more engaged in your child’s development, and you decide who you would like to invite to experience your childs learning journey with you. A perfect way to share those special moments with loved ones down the line or overseas.

Although we love to use Storypark as an online platform to communicate with parents, we also use paper portfolios for each child.

Children enjoy finding their paper portfolio and reflecting on their past activities at our Tauranga daycare centre. It is a fantastic way for children to engage in self-recognition and reflect on their personal development, as well as being a treasured keepsake for their 21st Birthday!

Contact us or drop into our daycare centre in Gate Pa, Tauranga for a visit. We look forward to seeing you.

Here at Acorn Kids Childcare Tauranga, we understand that your child’s education and care is a priority and that choosing the right daycare centre can be a big decision. We would be delighted to share in your child’s learning journey. Feel welcome to contact us however is most convenient for you and meet our passionate team of daycare teachers.