Mataki Way – New Glen Eden Daycare Centre

Our Kids Early Learning Centre, Mataki is now open.  This centre is in a new subdivision at 3 Mataki Way, off Pleasant Road in Glen Eden, it features striking views of large native trees and across to the hills of Waitakere ranges.  The new centre will offer spaces for 15 under 2s and 45 preschool children. 

Our main vision is to empower children’s sense of self and foster their ability to direct their own learning in a nurturing environment that is autonomous, open, and child-centred. 

The inside spaces are thoughtfully designed in a respectful and homely manner, where careful considerations have been given to the aesthetics and natural elements to help instil a sense of belonging.The centre features a stunning outdoor area, with a strong focus on the natural setting where children will be encouraged to explore, learn, and grow in an environment that is both engaging and challenging.

We have worked with an interior designer and other specialists to help achieve our vision.
We’re excited that the centre is now open and love being able to share our vision with the local community.

Our Mataki Way Centre now open!

Taking enrollments

Our centre is now open, 7 am to 6 pm, 5 days a week. If you weren’t able to come to our open days feel free to visit our centre at any time. Our teacher’s will gladly show you around our beautiful centre and answer any questions you may have.

Centres Details

License: 60 children

Ratios: Infants and Toddlers 1:4, Preschool 1:8

Address: 3 Mataki Way, Glen Eden, Auckland 0602

Contact Us: (09) 218 6407

Looking to Enrol?

To enrol your child, please come into the centre at any time during business hours. Alternatively, phone or email us to make an appointment. We can answer any questions you have, let you know availability for your child’s age group, send you an enrolment form and discuss the enrolment process.

The best way to find out if we’re the right centre for you is by seeing it for yourself. Please come in for a visit, we’d love to meet you.

If you want to read more about Our Kids, please download our parent handbook.

Mataki Way Staff

Joanne Phillips

Head Teacher

I’m Jo Phillips and I’m head teacher here at Mataki Way, I feel blessed to be part of the dedicated hardworking and passionate teaching team here.

I have twenty years Early Childhood teaching experiences so you could say that teaching is my passion and it is definitely, not just a job. I love every minute of my day exploring and learning with these young children.

I am also blessed to share my life with my husband of 27 years Reg and our three now adult children – Selina, Konrad and Paul. When they were younger, I found it incredible watching them learn , explore and create new understandings and their world and the wider world of their Samoan heritage and culture.

Being with them enabled me to emphasize and understand the challenges and issues that face the whanau in our centre’s and some of the needs and aspirations they may have for their children too. I therefore love sharing and engaging with whanau especially regarding their child’s valued learning and what happens here each day and to understand the experiences children have at home that may be similar.

I believe we are all lifelong learners and learning can be not only challenging but also fun and I truly enjoy working alongside children as their curiosity, creativity and confidence grows. We can explore together and communicate ideas and working theories, whilst making discoveries about the world around us.


Sinco Chiu

Over 2s Teacher

Agnes Juhasz

Under 2s Teacher

Akesa Beratabua

Under 2s Teacher

Sarah Barry

Under 2s Teacher

Talaat Yehia


Mataki Way, Glen Eden Day Care Fees

All Day Fees (8:30am – 3:30pm)

Times Under 3s Over 3 & 4
years old
2 Days $100 $50
3 Days $140 $75
4 Days $170 $105
5 Days $220 $135

All Day Fees (7:00am – 6:00pm)

Times Under 3s Over 3 & 4
years old
2 Days $130 $80
3 Days $185 $110
4 Days $230 $135
5 Days $255 $155

Session Fees

Times Under 3s Over 3 & 4
years old
8 am – 12 pm $30 No Charge
12:30pm – 4:30pm $30 No Charge
20 ECE Hours

We offer 20 ECE hours for all 3 and 4 year olds enrolled at our centres.
They can receive up to 6 hours per day to a maximum of 20 hours per week free. See the daycare fees table for more details.

Subsidised childcare

You may be eligible for WINZ subsidies or assistance through the Working for Families initiative. Please ask us for more information on your entitlements and how to apply for them. We have some childcare subsidy forms available at the centre if you need them.

Enrollment Conditions

Our Kids Early Learning Centre fees include high quality teacher ratios above Ministry of Education Standards; A $50 enrollment fee will be due upon enrollment to confirm your place; Two weeks’ notice is required when terminating enrollment; Food is provided; and Nappies and Formula are not provided – this must be brought in from home if required.

To be read in conjunction with the Fee Policy.