History and Structure of our Centre

The Whangarei Child Care Centre was established as the result of a promise made by Ms E C Patterson when she was standing for her first term as a Whangarei City Councillor.  As a result, when elected, Ms Patterson and a group of dedicated women set about fulfilling their promise of quality childcare for the children of Whangarei.  Our present Centre is the result of her original idea.



Established in 1975, it is still a vital, growing place, filling the needs of the community and providing quality childcare.  It is administered by an elected committee of parents and interested citizens. They serve an annual term but may be re-elected.