About Tutu

Tutū is a home-based, early childhood education and care service for pre-school children. We are an incorporated society, set up by the Te Matahauariki O Tauranga Moana, Maori Education Service. 

Our goal at Tutū is to provide a range of opportunities for preschool aged children and their whānau. We aim to encourage, support and nurture learning at home, a much needed service in this day and age.

Our Philosophy

Tutū will provide children and Educators with rich learning experiences in a safe learning environment upholding
“Mā te tutū, ka mōhio”.

We recognise the unique abilities of each child and Educator for whom equal opportunities will be provided.

We uphold the principles of Te Tiriti Ō Waitangi and embrace Māori as tangata whenua of Aotearoa.

Te Ao Māori is embedded throughout practice encapsulating whānaungatanga, kotahitanga, manaakitanga and akoranga. 

Moemoea - Our Vision

Tutū is an Early Childhood Home-based Service that nurtures and supports holistic learning by embracing positive relationships while upholding whanau and cultural values to provide a platform that inspires and nurtures learning.


Angela Coffin

(ECE Programme Manager)


Angela lives in Edgecumbe with her husband Paora and sons Rangiurei and Paora, and has three step daughters (Katie, Danielle, and Sheylea.) She has a Bachelor of Education Early Years (0 - 8 years), and has worked in the Early Childhood sector since 1999. Angela believes that education begins at home and is a journey enriched by whānau and everyday experiences.

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Kura Reihana



Kura lives in Bethlehem with her whānau. She has worked in admin roles for 8 years. Kura believes that our tamariki are our future so it is important that we nurture and aid them in all life experiences so that they too can pass these on to future generations.


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