Days and Hours of Operation

We are open Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:30pm.

We are closed for the two weeks over the Christmas and New Year period.

We close on the usual Statutory holidays.

We are licensed for a maximum of 35 children, inclusive of 15 under 2 years children.

Age range of children is 0 - 5 years. 


At Southern Stars we have a team of 7 qualified teachers who are committed to proividing quality education and care for your child. To find out more about us please see the Staff Profiles.

The Office staff manage the day-to-day issues and support the teaching team. Our kitchen assistant is also an integral part of the team at Southern Stars ELC. To find out more about us go to the Staff Profiles pages.

Communication between Staff and parents is vital to the smooth running of this Centre. Please feel free to contact a staff member if you have any ideas, suggestions, concerns or complaints. This Centre belongs to the Te Anau community so input from you is vital.


Southern Stars Early Learning Centre is a non-profit organisation run by a volunteer Management Committee who are committed to ensuring the community's early education requirements are met. The Southern Stars Committee members are dedicated to this centre and the quality care and education of 0-5year olds.