Gate Pa

Welcome to Above and Beyond Education and Care Centre – Gate Pa. A loving, spacious and safe environment nestled on Rimu Street, just off Cameron Road in the lovely Tauranga. Our childcare centre features three unique areas woven together by a large outdoor playground and garden, all designed to foster a sense of adventure and creative thinking.

Our unique environment is matched with our imaginative learning program built around your child’s interests, challenging them to extend their skills. Our team also maintain close relationships with local schools to ensure our children are well prepared for the road ahead.




Our Family



Education Leader here at Gate Pa, after graduating from University of Canterbury Melissa taught in her home town of Nelson before  moving to Tauranga, bringing her passion for teaching with her. Melissa has a special bond with children with disabilities, working with them in her ‘spare’ time.



Courtney is our youngest staff member and joined Above and Beyond  after graduating from Waikato University. Her quiet youthful enthusiasm and energy is a tremendous asset to our Nursery. When Courtney is not at work you can usually find her behind her lens, working on her other passion of photography. Check out her work on facebook – Courtney Rose Photography.



Jane has recently returned from maternity leave after the birth of her second girl. She is a qualified primary teacher, but recognised a ‘higher calling’ and moved into Early Childhood! Jane brings a fun caring nature to Above and Beyond Gate Pa.

Valerie Smith


Valerie grew up in a large family on a dairy farm in the Waikato.  She moved into into Early Childhood after bringing up her children, whom she adopted from the Philippines. Valerie works with our 3-5 year old children, bringing her lovely cross cultural perspective into the Centre.

Amo Bidois


Amo is one of our full time teachers in the Toddler room. She previously worked as a teacher aide in a Primary School but has found Early Childhood to be her passion.  We are thoroughly enjoying having Amo as part of our Above and Beyond family.



Josie is a born and bred Tauranga girl and has worked at Above and Beyond since 2016. Josie works with the 3 to 5 year olds, loving their energy and imaginations. In her spare time she keeps active with her husband and children by walking, kayaking, mountain biking, fishing and generally enjoying the great outdoors.



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The Environment