Aro Arataki is an Auckland childcare centre for infants, toddlers and preschool children, with work friendly opening hours, nutritious daily meals and community focused values based education and care.


Aro Arataki  is open weekdays – Monday  to Friday  from 6.30 am to 5.30 pm with the exception of public holidays and Christmas / New Year closure. 


Fees charged to parents are on a per day basis and are inclusive.  This means that there is no direct charge for public holidays, or days the centre may close.  Children may be enrolled for up to 9 hours per day.

From 1 March:

Daily Fee (ADHB STAFF) for child under 3 years is $60.00

Daily Fee (ADHB STAFF) for child over 3 years is $37.00

Non-ADHB staff may apply to have their children attend at a higher rate that does not have the ADHB subsidy applied.

20 Hours ECE

Children over the age of 3 years may be funded under the 20 hours ECE subsidy scheme provided attestation is received from parents. 


Payment is by automatic payment or internet banking .  Cash/cheque payments are not accepted.

Late Fee

Our license ceases at 5.30 pm sharp daily.  Children may not attend after this time.  To dissuade repetitive late pick-ups a late fee is charged.

Payment for Holidays and Sickness

Full payment is required for all absences including sickness.  For planned holidays, provided two weeks written notice is given, a holding fee of 50% will be charged for up to six week.  Longer absences must be discussed with centre management.

WINZ Childcare Subsidies

Please check your eligibility and obtain all relevant information from your local

WINZ Office.


Breakfast Club – Breakfast is provided free of charge for children whose drop off parent is required to do an early shift.  Breakfast is held in the Kea Room from 6.30 am to 7.30 am.  This is a simple breakfast of cereal with milk and toast with spreads.  The breakfast trolley is removed by 7.30 am sharp and the days programme begins. 

Morning and afternoon snacks are prepared from scratch by our Kai Creator each day.  A choice of delicious snacks using quality fresh ingredients is served for children to enjoy. 

A hot midday meal created by our supplier Nutrifare’s KidiCater team is served each day.  KidiCater provides a menu of healthy delicious food using quality ingredients to create satisfying, nutritious meals that cater to the growing needs and taste buds of infants, toddlers and young children.

KidiCater’s cooked, handmade meals are snap frozen locking in the freshness and flavour of home-cooked food. Ready to heat and enjoy!

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Our Kai Creator (cook) believes that exemplary actions around food and hygiene are important when providing for young children with developing minds.  She takes great pride in her work environment giving her best to accommodate the nutritional needs of children.

Healthy Heart Awards