He Iti Nā Mōtai

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He Iti Nā Mōtai is a reo rūmaki, whare kōhungahunga, early childhood care and education centre at Te Wānanga o Raukawa in Ōtaki. He Iti Nā Mōtai provides a stimulating kaupapa Māori learning environment for the tamariki of students and staff while they are on noho or working at Te Wānanga o Raukawa.  We also extend our services to the community.

Hours of Operation

He Iti Nā Mōtai is open from 8:30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday.  We are closed for two teacher only days during all school holiday breaks and 2-3 weeks over the Christmas holiday period.

Licensed Centre

He Iti Nā Mōtai is licenced by the Ministry of Education for 40 tamariki in total: 15 Under 2s (9mths - 24mths) and 25 Over 2s (2yrs - 4yrs).

Childcare for Students

Please give us call to enquire about childcare for your tamaiti (under 5 years old) during residential seminars or noho at the Te Wānanga o Raukawa Ōtaki campus.  Please ring us at least seven days prior to arrival for your noho to ensure a place is available and that the arrival time with your child can be accommodated by the Centre.


Daily Rate: $4.25 per hour*

1st  Child- $4.25 per hour
2nd Child- $3.95 per hour
3rd Child- $3.65 per hour

Casual enrolments are only charged at the hours attended. See Fees Policy attachment for further clarification.

pdf Fees Policy.pdf (0.20MB)

*Fees subject to change

Childcare subsidy is available for whānau who are eligible.  Our staff are able to assist with applications or see www.workandincome.govt.nz.


Please contact us for further information and to discuss options for your whānau.

He Iti Nā Mōtai, 144 Tasman Road, Ōtaki
Phone: (06) 364 8585
Fax: (06) 364 8586
Email HeitinaaMootai@twor-otaki.ac.nz