Child Minding

  • Magic Sparks - Palmerston North

    Magic Sparks have four child care centres where qualified teaching staff nurture children aged 0-5, as they learn and develop at their own pace.  All our Magic Sparks daycare centres, two located in Palmerston North and two in Wellington - Petone and Paraparaumu, offer all the benefits of a traditional kindergarten and much, much more.

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  • Paihia Early Childhood Centre - Paihia

    We work to ensure that children moving from the centre to school possess the skills they need for learning and participating in a larger and more complex environment, thus a successful transition and learning progression in the new school.

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  • The Nanny Company

    The Nanny Company are a friendly, well informed organisation that provide affordable, quality home based care for preschool aged children. We have a range of services for families looking for home based care.

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  • Kindercare Learning Centres – Palmerston North

    Do you need safe, loving childcare in Palmerston North?  You’ll find it at Kindercare Learning Centres in Featherston Street, where we’ll treasure your child in our heart-centred, home-style care. Our capable and nurturing team, under the leadership of the centre director, Raewyn Richardson, recognise the trust you place in us when you choose Kindercare.

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  • Porse

    Growing little minds at home with Porse Natural Childcare.
    Natural Childcare provides real-world interaction and public outings, in a safe and supportive environment, with a person they trust. These experiences are learning opportunities, catered to each child’s interests, giving them the chance to try new things. It is through experiences like these that children grow their social skills and relationships with others.

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  • Karori Kiwi Kids Childcare Centre - Wellington

    Set amongst large grounds on a peaceful street, Kiwi Kids provides modern, safe and secure quality facilities with plenty of space for the children to play. All meals are provided and they offer 20 hours free childcare per week.

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  • Bear Park

    Bear Park is a place of wonder for children, where they are able to engage in endless opportunities, and to be just that, and a child; where curiosity, excitement and wonder, and spontaneous imagination are nurtured. It is a place of laughter and joy, of friends and memories.

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  • Gisborne Playcentres

    There are 5 Playcentres in the Gisborne area. 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.

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  • North Kidz Whangarei

    We are locally owned and cover a wide area from Bay Of Islands, Dargaville through to Whangarei and surrounding suburbs. Our office and Playgroup is situated in central Whangarei.

    We offer; Teacher led playgroups - Literacy Programme - Transition to School Programme - Healthy environment - Flexible hours - Safe Environment.

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  • Central North Island Kindergarten Association

    The Association runs 51 kindergartens in the central north island. Their mission is to provide the highest quality early childhood education for young children in settings that inspire active learning and support inclusion. Call them for locations of other kindergartens in your area or check their website.

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  • Methven Preschool

    At Methven Pre School Learning and Childcare Centre children are our primary focus, with each child being unique and bringing and exclusive set of capabilities and needs to our centre.

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  • Babysits Wanaka

    Always a great babysitter in your area. Profiles of potentials with photos listed for you to choose from. With 11,309 active babysitters, we always have a babysitter or childminder available for you in your area. Quickly view the available babysitters in your area!

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Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Coromandel
  • Dunedin
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Hawkes Bay
  • North Canterbury
  • Manawatu
  • Nelson & Golden Bay
  • Northland
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Rotorua
  • Queenstown
  • Taranaki
  • South Canterbury
  • Taupo
  • Southland
  • Waikato
  • Wanaka
  • West Coast
  • Whangarei
  • Bay of Islands
  • Tauranga
  • Gisborne
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Kapiti
  • Palmerston North
  • Whanganui
  • New Plymouth
  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton
  • Hanmer
  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
  • Mt Cook
  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Stewart Island
  • Central Plateau
  • Invercargill
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

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Auckland

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

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.

Christchurch

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.

Queenstown

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

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!

Nelson and Golden Bay

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.

Hawkes Bay

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!

Northland

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.