Rhyme and Reason Early Learning Centre

A beautifully renovated villa located in the heart of the Opawa community. Privately owned and oper

Operating as usual

Photos from Rhyme and Reason Early Learning Centre's post 04/07/2023

Today is Rhymes first birthday, we are one! We've had a fun day celebrating 🎉


Today, and every day, we celebrate and wish all our wonderful mums and mother figures at Rhyme and beyond a Happy Mother's Day! 💞


At Rhyme our tamariki have been reflecting on and remembering our fallen Anzacs and the importance of this special day for our soldiers who fought so bravely for our country, and for those who still continue to do this today. We shall remember them ❤️


Effective 1 April 2023, more people will be eligible for subsidy and the hourly subsidy rates will increase. Changes to Childcare Subsidy include an increase to income thresholds for Childcare Subsidy and Out of School Care and Recreation (OSCAR) Subsidy

Photos from Rhyme and Reason Early Learning Centre's post 13/12/2022

At Rhyme, we recognise that Christmas is also a time for giving and reaching out to help others in need. Recently we have been busy making little gift bags for the Kmart Wishing tree. Our tamariki are having a lot of fun creating these amazing presents, whilst chatting, learning and reflecting about helping others less fortunate than us. They turned out amazing and we can't wait to donate them all to the children who need them💛

We have also been supporting The Nest Collective Charity - where anyone can donate new baby items to be distributed to families who need them most. Our box is almost full with wonderful donations from our whānau (amazing, thank you everyone)! Anyone from our community is most welcome to pop by to add to this, there is still some space! It will be collected at the end of next week 👼

Just a refresh that we raised an incredible $400 for Gumboot Friday - I am hope! What an amazing few months we have had together by helping our community and making a difference in our world🤩

We are so, so proud to be a part of such a wonderful, caring community! 🥰

Photos from Rhyme and Reason Early Learning Centre's post 12/12/2022

🎄🎅What a fabulous day we had at our very first children's Christmas party at Rhyme! It warmed our hearts to see so many families come to support us, and help celebrate to make the day more special for our tamariki! Thank you all so much for coming💕

Photos from Rhyme and Reason Early Learning Centre's post 28/11/2022

🎄It's starting to look a lot like Christmas, at Rhyme.....😍🎄


We're supporting Gumboot Friday! We have loved to see you all engaging with our fun wee fundraiser - and we wonder who will take the lead to be dunked tomorrow! 🤔🤭😏

We all have until midday Friday until we talley up and one of us is going to get very wet!


The hard mahi at I AM HOPE makes a huge difference to the mental health of our tamariki! So we hope you consider donating! And don't forget your wellies tomorrow! ❤️


Congratulations to our amazing kaiako Harriet who had her ECE Teaching Graduation ceremony yesterday! We are all so proud of you❤️🎉🎊

Photos from Rhyme and Reason Early Learning Centre's post 12/09/2022

Kia ora e te iwi ❤️ Kua timata Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori ko te kaupapa e whāia ana mo tēnei tau ko “kia kaha te reo Māori”!

Māori Language week has begun and the theme for this year is “let’s make the Māori language strong”! 💪

To celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, swipe to learn a few common kīwaha or sayings for the week!


💛Donating for Daffodil Day💛

Rhyme proudly supports fundraising for Daffodil day, and with your support, every dollar raised will go towards cancer care for patients and their whānau, education and awareness programmes, and life-saving cancer research.

If you are in a position to donate, please do so. Every little bit is greatly appreciated 💛

Please click on the link below:



Hello to our Community!
We have an abundance of Covid RATS tests which you are most welcome to come and take! We will leave them on our front porch - please help yourself, or take for anyone who needs these! (We have about 500)!
Thank you, the Rhyme Team 😊


Bula! We have enjoyed discovering and learning about Cook Islands Language Week, this week at Rhyme 😊


It's a beautiful day to pop on down and see our gorgeous centre! Open day today until 2pm!

Photos from Rhyme and Reason Early Learning Centre's post 17/05/2022

We are getting very excited about the progress we are making towards opening our beautiful centre Rhyme and Reason in Opawa.

We warmly invite our community to our open days coming up this month! Come and see for yourself the love, thought and planning that has gone into creating a beautiful environment for the children to learn, explore, be nurtured, laugh, investigate and make new friends in.

We are taking enrolments now and spaces are filling up fast! For any enquiries please contact Jemma on [email protected].

We look forward to seeing you there!

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112 Opawa Road

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm
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