Unitec Early Learning Centre

About Us

In a little
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Unitec Early Learning Centre Inc. (UELC) is a not-for-profit organisation that exists to provide an exceptional daycare service to Unitec Students and Staff as well as the community beyond Unitec. We are located on the Unitec Campus but we are not owned by Unitec.  

Unitec Childcare Inc. was established in 1987 on the Unitec Campus. We moved into the larger Frances Elliot building in 1990 to meet growing demand and in 1996 a second centre was opened to further increase capacity. This is called our Pukeko Whare with the original being our Tui Whare. In 2004 our centre name became Unitec Early Learning Centre Inc.

UELC is an incorporated society and as such is governed by a constitution and an Executive Committee. The Executive Committee has representation from UELC management, teachers & parents as well as Unitec Directorate & Student Association. UELC is managed by a Centre Manager.

As UELC is not-for-profit, all money goes back into the centre for the benefit of our learning community.

This ensures that our centre’s priority is the children and their whanau.