Kia Ora. Welcome to Inspiring Minds

Thank you for choosing Inspiring Minds as your child’s early education and care centre. The teachers, staff and management welcome your family. Over the course of your time with us we will build strong relationships that inspire friendship, partnership and develop a sense of community. We endeavour to develop a ‘home away from home’ feeling for your family in our small and intimate environment.


Inspiring Minds was purpose built by Kaye Dawson to establish and create a natural, aesthetic environment in which to foster positive relationships with children, their families and the community. The centre was opened in February 2012. We are situated in Waipapa, only 10 minutes from Kerikeri township in a rural setting surrounded by nature.


We are a small intimate centre with a maximum of 32 children each day. The centre is family focused and we are really dedicated to getting to know the child's whole family and what makes them who they are.

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