Who We Are

Willowbank Early Learning Centre prides itself on being the only privately owned and operated childcare centre in the beautiful townships of Gisborne and New Gisborne. We love our town and hope to offer families within our community exceptional quality childcare and education. Our children spent over seven years in childcare, so we understand the demands placed on busy families and know how important it is to ensure that young children are safe, happy & engaged during such formative years. Located on the corner of Willowbank and Brady Roads Gisborne, we’re convenient to town as well as many new housing developments. We’re so excited to offer a brand new purpose-built building. We’ve tried to design a space that is modern and fun, and we hope all the kids love playing in the creative areas.

We’re also really proud of providing employment opportunities for local people. Building a positive team environment is such a priority for us, as is sharing a passion for each childhood development. All staff are dedicated to ensuring each child feels secure, nurtured and inspired to learn.

And while we’ll always strive to provide children with innovative learning methods and new educational tools, above all else, we just want to get the basics right: confident & capable staff who love their job. A centre that is always kept clean and hygienic. Healthy meals for growing bodies. And an environment filled with happy children who feel safe and valued.