Catering to Tauranga’s ever-growing community at The Lakes, children feel at home the minute they enter New Shoots. Down the road from the local school, and with many parks and walking trails on our doorstep, our early childhood centre is the perfect choice for the many young families at The Lakes.
Winner of the 2020 Waikato / Bay of Plenty Architectural Awards, our purpose-built centre boasts high ceilings, exposed timber beams and a translucent roof strip. Within our walls, the rooms are filled with custom-made child-friendly furniture, a lush, earthy aesthetic and plenty of stunning Tauranga sunlight.
With lots of greenery, two sandpits, and a generous covered deck, our outside area lets children connect with nature, explore their boundaries and hone their creativity. The outdoors is shared by all our tamariki, cementing our centre’s family-feel. Nobody is a stranger and children float naturally between teachers and spaces as they might with a large, extended family.
At New Shoots The Lakes, we focus on a curriculum of care, kindness and respect. Relationships are at the heart of everything we do and our amazing kaiako provide every child with a warm, nurturing environment.
We are proud to be a part of the welcoming, family-filled community that is The Lakes. If you are looking for an early childhood centre, pop in for a visit and discover what makes New Shoots so special.