Before | After School Care

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Programs For Your Child

Our staff closely observe and interact with children in order to fully understand individual needs and interests. Programs are created in the Centers and reflect these observations, ideas and suggestions.

Typical activities include:

  • Clubs and interest groups lead by children
  • Quiet areas for reading
  • Homework Club
  • Outdoor games and sports
  • Creative and imaginative play
  • Art and craft
  • Cooking
  • Projects and construction
Professional sports and activity coaching are offered to children as part of our creative programming approach. The program is varied and reflects the current and emerging interests of the group. We aim to conveniently engage and extend children’s capacity within their setting. Our before & After school programs support busy working families juggling the pressures of providing access to extra curricular activities.

More definitive activities for your child will also include:

  • Nutritious breakfast/afternoon snacks
  • Arts and Crafts – Mondays & Wednesdays
  • Outdoor exercise and sports programs
  • Homework Club 
  • Great range of ‘free choice’ activities – PS3’s, PS4s, X-Box 360, foos balls, indoor hockey, computer games, bikes, trampoline, sand pit and many more activities
  • CBD located and plenty of off-street parking
  • Pick up and drop off service to most schools within the Rotorua district
  • Oscar Winz subsidies

Come to visit us

To really get a feel and experience our centers, we recommend taking a tour.

Inviting Environments

We all respond to our surroundings and the children in our care are given the chance to appreciate and enjoy the experiences and resources Cornerstone Children’s Services provides.
Our Centers are clean, tidy and attractive. The atmosphere is calm and pleasant, inviting and welcoming. We ensure equipment is well maintained, regularly replaced and well organised.

Secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships

Children must be safe and well supervised. Mutually supportive relationships between children; children and adults provide the foundations for effective care.

Our Carers are attuned to the children in their care and focused on creating positive and supporting environments that enhance self esteem, independence and leadership skills.

High expectations and equity

Achieved through continuous development of professional knowledge and skills; working in partnership with children, families, communities, services and agencies. Our carers continually strive to find equitable and effective ways to ensure children have opportunities to experience a sense of worth and achieve outcomes.


Based on effective communication between all Children, Families, Schools, Communities and educators, we ensure our partnerships:

  • value each other’s knowledge
  • value each other’s contribution
  • are based on trust
  • enjoy free and respectful communication
  • share insights and perspectives
  • engage in shared decision making

Respect for diversity

Our educators work to understand the diverse backgrounds of the children in their care in order to nurture well being and development. Program decisions support their different capacities and abilities. Educators think critically about opportunities to explore similarities and difference.

Health & Well Being

Safety is at the forefront of care. Routine inspections ensure equipment and play areas are well maintained. Individual requirements are understood, documented and communicated to the team. We work with relevant agencies to support the integration of children with additional needs. We provide high quality, nutritious menus for breakfast and afternoon tea and cater for culturally diverse requirements. Accidents and injuries are immediately managed and documented. All staff are trained in emergency response procedures.

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Contact us

Rotorua: 027 292 3296

Dargaville: 027 352 2871


Find us: 14 Ti Street, Victoria, Rotorua

Hours of operation:

Cornerstone Children, Rotorua - 7am - 6pm

Dargaville Primary School, After School Care - 3pm - 6pm

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Our Locations

14 Ti Street, Victoria, Rotorua
This centre is conveniently based in Rotorua with much of the activity and operations happening here. We primarily reside at this site where our before & after school services happen.
Dargaville Primary School

Dargaville Primary is one of Cornerstone Children’s Services newly established After School & Holiday Program sites. Staff are locally based and dedicated to every child enrolled. Our convenient hours and quality of service are a trademark of our business, our site covers everything from WINZ subsidies to MSD funded programs. Be in quick to secure your spot!