Welcome to Bethlehem Early Learning Centres

Bethlehem Early Learning Centres Ltd is owned by the Christian Education Trust.

We operate five centres:

Bethlehem College Kindergarten

  • Situated beside Bethlehem College on Elder Lane
  • Fulltime/Sessional centre
  • Morning/Afternoon all day care available (8.00 am - 4.00 pm)
  • Programmes are a blend of formal and informal, flexible and structured
  • Providing a pathway to Bethlehem College primary but available to the local community

First Class Education & Care

  • Situated in Moffat Rd, Bethlehem
  • Providing both fulltime and sessional care for 6 months- 5 year olds
  • Providing flexible child-centred programmes where children are encouraged to develop independence and a sense of self identity as a learner
  • Meals provided

St Andrews Preschool

  • Situated in Stewart St, Te Puke
  • Operating in a purpose built facility opposite St Andrews Church
  • Catering for children 3 years-5 years
  • Encourages children to learn and develop their individual strengths and interests

Amazing Place Preschool

  • Situated in Sunset Rd, Rotorua
  • Mixed centre for ages 6 months -5 years
  • Provides a flexible child centred programme

Olive Tree Education and Care 

  • Situated in Gloucester Rd, Bayfair, Mt Maunganui
  • Operating in a purpose built facility
  • Fulltime and sessional care for  6 months - 5 years
  • Flexible child centred programmes



All five centres operate under the principles of our Early Childhood curriculum, Te Whariki. These principles reflect a social-cultural approach to learning. This approach emphasizes the importance of relationship and whanaungatanga.

In this way our centres:

  • Construct learning communities
  • Support the ongoing development of learning communities with a philosophy of Whanaungatanga

As you explore our website we hope you find a centre that suits the needs of your family and provides a viable, educational and care alternative for your child.

“It would be wonderful if all schools could continue this wonderful concept of teaching on to primary and secondary level.”


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