“Queenstown’s most trusted holiday babysitting service” Whether you need a last minute babysitter in Queenstown, a nanny for the week, or someone to watch the children while you he... read more
Mamas Childcare Centre
Open 7 days - casuals welcome! Mamas Five Mile childcare provides care for your child. It's a place you can leave your little ones (from infants to 5 years) knowing they will be sa... read more
Rockababy Rentals - Children's Equipment Hire Queenstown
Make your holiday fun and carefree - we have everything you need to make it easy! We only buy the best quality equipment for your little one to munch, splash, drive, stroll, nap an... read more
At Kidlywinks, we aim to provide the highest level of child care and education for your child (from 3 months to 5 years) within a relaxed, loving and healthy atmosphere. We offer o... read more
Chipmunks Playland and Cafe Queenstown
Chipmunks Playland & Café offers unlimited play for kids aged 0-11 years, a spacious cafe & amazing themed birthday party packages to suit all ages. Whether you’re after an excitin... read more
Chipmunks Playland Dunedin
Welcome to Chipmunks, the indoor children’s adventure playground and café. Chipmunks is the ultimate place for children up to 11 years to go for entertainment and educational purpo... read more
Kindercare Learning Centres
With centres throughout Auckland, Kindercare offers care for babies up to preschoolers. Parents are welcome to join their children at any time throughout the day. Most centres offer casual bookings. Enquire for details.read more
Everyone wins when you treat your kids to Queenstown’s ONE & ONLY Kidz Club! Leave them with us for fun and entertainment while you enjoy the town at your own pace. Kids enjoy unli... read more
Little Wonders - Oamaru
Little Wonders Childcare (Oamaru) is a large, high-performing, privately-owned centre that has been in operation for five years. It provides care and education for children from three months to school age.read more
Central Kids Mercury Bay Kindergarten
Our mission is to provide the highest quality early childhood education services for young children in settings that inspire active learning and support inclusion.read more
Tots On Tour - Baby Equipment Hire & Babysitting, Queenstown
For a stress free holiday, leave your gear at home and hire quality equipment from us. Plus let our 'super nannies' take the kids while you have some time to yourselves! We make it... read more
Active Explorers Wellington
We promote the development of active and confident learners who think, question, seek information and apply knowledge to the best of their ability. All our children go on to have a lifelong thirst for learning thanks to the many and varied learning experiences they get with us in all of our fabulous I-Kids centres.read more
Wee Nippers - Invercargill
Wee Nippers provides a safe and healthy environment for children to grow and learn emotionally, cognitively and physically. Our comprehensive, balanced, flexible programme reflects the children’s interests in ways that are developmentally appropriate. Our Centres are new and purpose built inside and out.read more
Tuesday 10:30-1p, Friday 9:45-12:15.
Playcentre philosophy is based on child-initiated play and recognises the parents as the first and best educators of their own children. Playcentre families receive a unique early childhood experience with opportunities for whanau/families to learn together.
Playcentre offers a programme of education for whanau/parents that emphasises parenting and early childhood education including learning in child development, play and learning, parenting skills, planning and delivering early childhood education, facilitation and management skills.read more
Papatuanuku (mother earth) provides us with precious resources and at Hardykids we encourage children to respect the earth and all its resources by using natural materials in a range of teaching and learning experiences.read more
Your first stop for local, trustworthy & reliable childcare... Auckland Babysitting covers a variety of services ranging from daily Nanny duties, permanent and/or temporary. Evening babysitting care. Full weekend care (home based and away.)read more
Leap Ahead - Methven
At Leap Ahead Early Childhood Centre we believe that children learn best in an environment where they feel safe and secure and reassured that their needs will be met, and where they feel that they have a special place. We provide an environment that lays this foundation so that children can develop through communicating effectively, contributing in a variety of situations, and exploring almost everything.read more
Lollipops Educare - Wellington
Lollipops Educare has a ratio of 1 to 6 and takes children from two to six years of age. The children are cared for in separate nursery, infant and preschool centres in Petone, Upper Hutt and Waiwhetu. Your child will have the opportunity to learn and develop through collaboration with adults and peers, through guided participation and observation of others, as well as through individual exploration and reflection.read more
Porse Network – In Home Childcare
For affordable in-home childcare for newborns to school age children, PORSE offers simply good old-fashioned childcare with a modern spin. They offer four childcare options where children are looked after in a home setting and families can choose an educator that best suits their child. Check their website for other suburbs in the area.read more
Playcentres - Bay of Plenty
This New Zealand parent co-operative provides early childhood education for children from birth to school age. The sessions are two and a half hours long and are run by parents with a ratio of adults to children from 1:5 to 1:3. There are 14 playcentres throughout the Coromandel region so call them or check the website to find others in your area. Costs vary up to $50 for a ten week term but each playcentre has their own fees, so contact the individual playcentre for more information.read more
Tinies runs a casual evening babysitting service and can also provide an emergency nanny service and mother’s help. Tinies specialises in placing experienced child carers with the right families and helping parents find the right childcare solution for them.read more
Learn A Lot Kindy Kidz
Learn A Lot Childcare was created to meet the needs of families returning to work, study or just needing help with care and education of their children. Offering childhood education and care for children from 3 months to 5 years old. We are dedicated to providing a safe and friendly environment that fosters your child's social and educational development.read more
Little Sparks - Blenheim
At Little Sparks we have a commitment to providing high quality support, educational resources, activities and ongoing professional development, all of which are provided at no additional cost to our Little Sparks carers and families.read more
Abacus Childcare Babes and Pre-School - Taupo
This centre is in a handy central location with experienced, caring and well qualified staff. They offer all day programmes as well as morning programmes from about 8am to 12pm and afternoon programmes from 1pm to 5pm. Morning and afternoon tea is provided. Abacus has a staff ratio of one to three for under 2s and one to seven for over twos. The centre is well resourced with a separate area for under and over twos.read more
- Central Otago
- Bay of Plenty
- Hawkes Bay
- North Canterbury
- Nelson & Golden Bay
- Marlborough Sounds
- South Canterbury
- West Coast
- Bay of Islands
- Palmerston North
- New Plymouth
- Te Anau
- Mt Cook
- Abel Tasman
- Nelson Lakes
- Stewart Island
- Central Plateau
Our favourite destinations…
New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!
Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.
With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.
With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.
Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting pools of mud!
The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi. Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.
Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City. The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities. Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!
Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.