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Puataunofo Aoga Amata

Our humble beginnings

Established in 1990, as a Samoan Language Nest within the grounds of the Pacific Islands Presbyterian Church.


Over 25+ years’ experience in daily child care, preserving the Samoan culture and language in our curriculum. We care for children aged 6mths – 5 years old, operating hours are Monday to Friday 7am-5pm.


Secluded area on the church grounds (not on main roads - hardly any traffic) we also have access to a full indoor court and fully equipped playground area (includes sand pit) and plenty of parking while you pick up and drop off your kids.

*Work and Income Approved and 20 hours free ECE.

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There are four principles guiding learning & development:
1) Empowerment / Whakamana
2) Holistic Development / Kotahitanga
3) Family & Community / Whanau Tangata
4) Relationships / Nga Hononga

Five strands arise encouraging children to:

 1)Take an interest (Exploration)
 2) Communicate with others (Communication)
 3) Persist with difficulty (Well-being)
 4) Be involved (Contribution/Belonging)
 5) Take responsibility

Current Enrolment Status 

Under 2 Years Old

Spaces Available

Yes, we have available spots for children aged under 2 y/o.

2+ Years Old

Spaces Available

Yes, we have available spots for children aged 2 years old and above.


Ahino Kini


Bachelors and Diploma in Early childhood.

I love working with children and have worked at Puataunofo Aoga Amata for over 10 years. I love teaching and helping children become competent and confident learners - healthy in mind, body and spirit and secure in their sense of belonging.

Fa’afetai lava, Malo aupito.

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