About Creative Corner and our team

Kia Ora, we are a community owned early learning centre, based in Timaru, New Zealand

Creative Corner Early Learning Centre is a long-established community-based service. Our Centre was initially established to meet the needs of people working in the State Sector in South Canterbury and is now open to everyone in the community. We provide full-day early childhood education and care for up to 50 children from birth to school age. Our children are cared for in two rooms, the Kaka room for infants and toddlers and the Pukeko room for young children. Almost all the staff are qualified teachers.

In February 2014 the Centre moved into a new purpose-built facility on the grounds of the Timaru Girls' High School. Here, children play and learn in spacious well resourced areas. The outdoor area is constantly under development and there was a deliberate decision to include children’s ideas in how it will be designed.

100 Creative Corner Early Learning Centre Exterior

We are a registered charity, governed by our Board of Trustees

Our Centre is governed by a Board of Trustees made up of parents of children attending the Centre. The daily operation of the Centre is the responsibility of the Manager, Head Teacher and everyone in the teaching team. The Board of Trustees meets monthly to develop and approve policy, set the strategic direction for the Centre, provides support and guidance to the Management team and ensures that the Centre is meeting the needs of the children attending and their families/whanau.

We are a registered charity, all donations received are Tax Deductible.

Charity name: Creative Corner Early Learning Centre
Number registration: CC22099
Status: Registered
Date registered 25/03/2008