Child Minding

  • Active Explorers

    Active Explorers Preschool and Nursery is a family of 4 centres located around Greymouth and Hokitika that provide local families with some of the best early childhood education around. All our centres are large and well-equipped so children have the freedom to explore and learn with close support from our teachers thanks to our high teacher to child ratios.

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  • Kiwi Kids - Whangarei

    Kiwi Kids Early Learning Centre is a family centre where your child and whanau will feel at home and part of our extended whanau. Kiwi Kids is a purpose built centre, creating three developmental areas for your child. The Piwakawaka room is for our young infants, the Tui tots room is for our busy toddlers and the Kereru Kindy is for our ever exploring young children.

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  • Brightlands Childcare Centre

    Introducing our brand new, purpose built and high quality childcare centre, designed to create innovative, encouraging and supportive environments for your child.  Our goal is to prepare children for the next stage of their lives through the development of their overall abilities, thinking skills and healthy interactions with their peers.

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  • Tikipunga Educare - Whangarei

    The team at Educare Tikipunga pride themselves on incorporating all aspects of our community, from the diversity of the cultures of our families to the frequent adventures we take on our walks to the park, development sites, shops and other interesting localities.

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  • Christchurch Babysitting Bureau

    The Christchurch Babysitting Bureau is the longest serving babysitting service in Christchurch. We have been taking care of families in motels, hotels and their private homes in Christchurch, for approximately 30 years. During this time we have established a positive reputation for quality childcare, efficiency and outstanding service.

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  • 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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  • Whitianga Playcentre

    The growing town of Whitianga ensures that this centre has a lot of new families of different nationalities for your child to interact with. Sessions Monday -  Wednesday 9am – 12noon.

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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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  • 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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  • Learning LInks Childcare

    As a privately owned Childcare operator and parents ourselves we know first hand the importance of making the right decision for your child.  With over twenty years experience and Centres in Taupo, Te Awamutu and two in Hamilton we look forward to getting to know you and your child.

    We believe that Learning Links stands out from the rest through its commitment to three important educational priorities:  Learning through play, Keeping children emotionally healthy, Educating with a sustainable environment focus.

     

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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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  • Geckos Early Learning Centre

    We are a family owned and operated centre who is committed to the care and education of young children in a safe and caring environment.  We aim to provide a home away from home environment where children are respected as individuals and learn at their own pace.

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  • Taradale Playcentre

    Taradale Playcentre is located in the Napier suburb of Taradale and has excellent facilities with large, safe indoor and outdoor play areas.

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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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  • New Beginnings & Newbees - Kerikeri

    New Beginnings Care & Education cater for children up to three years of age. After this and up to the age of five years children are located at Newbees Preschool. Their large and well resourced facilities provide a stimulating environment for children.

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  • Learning Links Childcare

    Learning Links is a leading childcare centre provides warm, caring, early learning environment for 3 months to 5 years old children. Learning Links has professionally-trained, experienced teachers who focus on learning through play. Learning Links provides organic/healthy meals and offers 20 hour free ECE for 3 to 5 years olds.

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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.