Welcome to The Children's Ark

Who We Are

The Children’s Ark is based at Long Bay Baptist Church, Torbay, and opened in 1987. A total of 19 children attend each half day session/full day session, between the ages of 3 and 5 (licensed to take children from 2 ½ years old).Children's Ark is a small, friendly kindergarten based in Torbay. In each session we have a maximum of 19 children aged between 3 - 5 years old, working with 3 fully qualified teachers. We encourage children to explore independently in a safe environment, learning through play, making choices, thus becoming empowered to be creative, imaginative and resourceful, solving problems, whilst having fun in the process. At the heart of our teaching practice we value, and share our Christian faith by upholding Christian values and beliefs in our community based early childhood centre.

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Come and visit!

We encourage prospective families to visit us, meet the teachers, have a look around and ask questions. An enrolment form can be picked up and your child joins our waiting list once this is completed. Places are sometimes available immediately, or a short time after enrolling, depending on the age of your child. We will work with you to find the most suitable session days and times to suit the needs of your child.

Future Expansion Details

Increased hours and care/education for babies and toddlers.

Session Times

Mon - Thu (8.30am – 2.30pm)
Fri (8.30am – 1.00pm)


Long Bay Baptist Church
282 Glenvar Rd Torbay
Auckland 0630

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8.00am – 3.00pm

Contact Details

+09 473 0242