The Learning Centre

Because Every Child Flourishes With TLC

The Learning Centre in Ponsonby, also known as TLC, is a full day childcare centre, which provides the highest quality of care, with small group sizes, the best teacher to child ratios, and caring, dedicated and qualified teachers. In a villa in Ponsonby, the emphasis is on providing a homely, natural environment with healthy food, and genuinely caring caregiving. 

At The Learning Centre we are inspired by the principles of Magda Gerber’s Educaring approach and Pikler and operate under the guidelines of the New Zealand early childhood curriculum - Te Whaariki. 

The principles of Magda Gerber’s Educaring Approach and the Pikler  philosophies are that the focus is on the child. 

TLC values the importance of relationships and builds on respectful interactions between children and educators. The focus of Te Whaariki is also on the child and how we value the different relationships children can learn from as they grow and develop. 

Together Te Whaariki, Pikler and Magda Gerber’s Educaring Approach create a curriculum with an emphasis on education and care. 



96 Vermont St, Ponsonby, Auckland.                                                              Phone: 09 376 6857