Haere mai – welcome to Twizel Early Learning Centre.

Based in the stunning MacKenzie basin, Twizel Early Learning Centre is a non-profit, community owned Early Childhood provider located in the Twizel township. Licensed for 39 children, we provide our community with high quality education and care for children aged from 0-6 years old.

We offer specialized programmes over three different age groups – infants, toddlers and preschoolers. We also offer a targeted Transition to School programme for our 4 year olds.

At Twizel Early Learning Centre, we are constantly looking to the future and striving to fulfill our vision:  to inspire lifelong, independent and confident learners – Ki te faaura I te ora roa, motuhake, me te maia akonga.

At TELC we ensure that our centre is an extension of the home. We work with parents and Whānau to create a supportive environment which promotes the best learning outcomes for children.

We do this by:


Ensuring children feel safe, secure and build trusting relationships.


Having fun every day


Employing trained and passionate educators and providing ongoing high quality, professional development.


Great ratios of teachers to children (above ministry ratios).


Nurturing a Community of Learners and having strong relationships with our neighbouring education providers.


Embracing a family feel in our Centre.

Download our Enrolment Information Handbook here