Shop 13, Rototuna Retail Centre, Cr Thomas Road and Horsham Downs Road, Hamilton
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Welcome To Learn A Lot

In the heart of Rototuna, Hamilton, Aotearoa

Home away from home with a play based philosophy from birth to preschool.

We strive to.... create a fun and welcoming environment which promotes curiosity and independence and empowers children to explore - setting a solid foundation for becoming life long learners.
Our programme aims for the highest ideals in holistic care and education., recognising the diverse cultures within our community and the special place of our dual heritage in Aotearoa.
Relationships are of paramount importance. Fostering respectful and nurturing relationships between all the individuals in our centre community, children, teachers, and parents is a core focus.
We are licensed for 50 children per day, with no more than 20 children under 2 years old. The owner is involved in the day to day running of the centre. With our small roll number and open plan layout the younger children will gain so much learning from the older children. Siblings over 2 years old can learn and grow together.

Our Features

  • We welcome infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers.
  • Full time, part time or sessions.
  • 20 Free ECE hours
  • Primary care for babies with nappies included.
  • Freshly made meals included.


Our Philosophy

We believe that respectful and nurturing relationships between all members of the Learn A Lot community is the foundation of learning and growth.
We strive to create a fun and welcoming environment that recognises each child as a holistic lifelong learner.
Our programme aims to recognise and value the diversity of each child and their whānau within the wider context of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Our Vision

To create a place where we learn and grow as a whānau.

Our Whānau

  • Know their child best.
  • Are their child's first teacher.
  • Work collaboratively with the teaching team.
  • Can expect clear, frequent, open and honest communication from the teaching team.


Our Teachers

  • Are approachable.
  • Work collaboratively with parents/whānau.
  • Embrace individuality.
  • Facilitate holistic learning in a harmonious environment.


Welcome to our Centre in Hamilton. 

Holistic Development

We acknowledge and recognise the diverse cultural values that are represented through the children and their whānau.

Best Environment

We strive to develop meaningful trust based relationships and work collaboratively with parents, caregivers, whānau, and children.

Great Teacher

We are licensed for 50 children per day, with no more than 20 children under 2 years old and our centre exceeds the 80% target for qualified teachers per day.


Healthy And Delicious

We encourage independence, self-help skills from a young age to support the development of each child. We cater for all dietary needs and allergies. Meal times are an opportunity for children and teachers to engage in conversation and develop relationships.

We encourage children to join in on baking days with a variety of baking during the year. Anzac biscuits, cupcakes for SPCA day, dumplings on Chinese New Year. Hangi during Matariki, smoothies after Bike Day, just to name a few.

At Learn A Lot Childcare we provide varied and nutritious meals in alignment with our Healthy Heart Programme. Our kitchen is registered with Hamilton City Council and is verified by an accredited verifier.

Sample of our menu. We rotate the menu every two weeks.

Check Out Our Menu

Fee Structure

(GST Included)

  • Fees include the cost of meals, fruit, baking, and cow’s milk. Formula milk need to be provided by yourself.
  • All nappies included
  • 10% discount for more than one sibling enrolled.
  • Absences will be charged at full rates.
  • 50% discount on attending rates for any weekly holiday s for up to 4 weeks per annual year.
  • The Centre is only closed on Statutory Days and these days are charged at full rate.
  • The Government Support Families with children in childcare. To check if you may be eligible please phone at 0800 599 099 or click WINZ.

ERO Report:

The Education Review Office(ERO) reviews all schools and early childhood education services in New Zealand. To view the latest ERO report for Learn A Lot Childcare open the pdf file below:

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