Auckland Kindergarten Association
These public kindergartens do not charge fees but they ask that families contribute to the running costs by donating approximately $3 – $5 a session. Children can be enrolled after two years of age and visits are welcome if you want to drop in and check the kindergarten out. All kindergarten teachers are fully trained and registered. Session times vary but are generally two and a half to three hours long, three to five sessions a week.read more
Busy Bodies - Te Anau
Most of the Busy Bodies educators are situated in Invercargill but we also have a growing network in Te Anau. Our educational programme is founded upon the Ministry of Education’s Early Childhood Curriculum – Te Whaarki, and implemented by your primary educator who is responsible for the group of children in their care. Being the main carer, an important aspect of this is working co-operatively with parents/ whaanau to enable the children to form a secure bond with one educator.read more
- Phone: 03 214 7777
101 Dee Street
Courtville Place Arcade
Akoranga Preschool - Gore
At Akoranga Preschool we endeavour to work along side our families / whanau to help them in anyway that we can.read more
Claro Babysitting and Nanny Services - Wellington
Claro offers services to families wanting temporary or permanent nannies, mother’s helps or babysitters. Their evening babysitting service provides mature, friendly babysitters who have all been vetted by the agency. They can offer babysitting in your own home, hotel or at events like weddings. A minimum of three hours’ booking is required and prices vary from area to area.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
Kids.com Educare Central - Rotorua
Kids.com Educare is a locally owned and operated childcare and preschool catering for children in a caring and secure learning environment. Their child care unit looks after under threes and provides free nappies for the children. They have a large outdoor play area and individualised education programmes. Their preschool unit for three to five year olds is a structured learning environment designed to equip children with the skills needed for primary school entrance. See their website for details on how to enrol your child.read more
Peppertree Preschool - Rangiora
Peppertree Preschool is a family run and operated Preschool. We offer three separate inside and outside environments. Our Nursery caters for children from birth to two years, the Preschool for two to three year olds and the Prepschool for the older children.read more
Gladstone Park Early Childhood Centre
Gladstone Park is a purpose-built facility offering a stimulating education programme for babies and pre-schoolers. Your child will be cared for in a warm, fun environment by experienced and qualified staff. Enrolments are essential.read more
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web: www.parnell.org.nz/early-childhood/gladstone-park-early-childhood-centre
- Phone: 09 377 1150
- Location: 27 Balfour Road, Parnell
Lollipops Educare New Plymouth
Our centre is a bright, modern purpose-built centre that is designed to meet the needs of all children in New Plymouth with excellent learning and play resources. We encourage child-centred learning where we respect each child’s individual interests and routines to give them the best early education possible with our high teacher to child ratios.read more
- Web: www.lollipopseducare.co.nz/locations/new-plymouth?utm_campaign=new-plymouth&utm_medium=gmb&utm_source=google
- Phone: 06 757 2288
75 Lorna Street
New Plymouth 4310
Lots of Hugs - Palmerston North
Two locations in the Palmerston North area. At Lots of Hugs Childcare we consider a child's early years to be extremely important, and it is our role to provide professional, caring and friendly support to assist your child's development.read more
YMCA - Taranaki
We offer a safe and nurturing environment that encourages our children to develop their interests, imagination and individuality, through active movement, free play and exploration.
The four values of the YMCA: Caring (Atawhaitia), Respect (Whakanui I te Tangata), Honesty (Te Whakapono) and Responsibility (Te Awenga Atu) are integral to our daily practice.read more
Mid City Child Care - Hamilton
Mid City Child Care works with parents and caregivers to support children in their early years of development in a warm, secure environment. They have a ratio staff to children of of 1:4 for Under Twos and 1: 8 for over twos.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
Ponsy Kids Preschool
The Ponsonby Community Centre is a non-profit organization which provides a stimulating and friendly environment for preschool aged children. They offer morning, afternoon or full day sessions and a minimum booking of two sessions applies.read more
The Secret Garden Childcare
Children experience an enchanting and stimulating environment, with the environment playing an important role (regarded as "the third teacher"). Children are supported by qualified, motivated teachers who are passionate about their learning and growing confident, competent children of our future.read more
Taupo Children's Corner
Our centres understand and support the demands of today’s busy life styles and we aim to provide education and care that caters to the individual needs of your family.read more
Our Pikopiko centre has children aged 3 months – 2 years. Qualified teachers work with parents to stimulate and develop children’s early learning. Teachers in our Takaro and Akonga rooms, support 2-5 year old children to engage with a range of stimulating educational activities within the environment.read more
Lynmore Playcentre - Rotorua
This playcentre backs onto a reserve and has a warm, friendly atmosphere with hot beverages for the adults and organised family social activities. They welcome you to drop in and have a look around.read more
Home Grown Kids
Educator or Nanny, we can give you the information and help you to choose the right option for your family. Home Grown Kids get to do everything that kids should do; climb, bake, play and enjoy the outdoors.read more
Willows Early Learning Centre Cromwell
At Willows we believe that developing positive reciprocal relationships with tamariki, family/whanau, caregivers and the wider community as essential to tamariki’s holistic development. As a team we aim to nurture and grow relationships that embrace respectread more
and open communication, the tamariki will develop trusting and respectful relationships with their teachers and the environment.
Gwen Rogers Kindergarten - Mt Manganui
We believe children learn best through direct experiences that are initiated by the child within their play, incorporating challenges and cooperative ventures; and that children learn at their own pace in a holistic way. We provide a rich and stimulating environment that provides for open ended exploration. Sessions: Monday to Friday - 8.15am to 12.30pm. Tuesday & Thursday - 1.15pm to 3.15pm.read more
- Web: inspiredkindergartens.nz/find-a-service/find-a-center/mount-maunganui/gwen-rogers-mount-maunganui-kindergarten/
- Phone: 07 575 4915
- Location: 1 Macville Lane, Mt Maunganui
Childspace - Karori
Childspace has five centres in Wellington, located in Karori, Wilton, Northland and Ngaio. Childspace provides high quality care and education for infants and toddlers and cater for part time and full time positions. The teachers at Karori Childspace believe strongly in a child-centered approach and offer an innovative programming system which celebrates individual children’s interests and strengths.read more
Woodend Nursery and Preschool - Woodend
We provide 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 to the age and stage of the children.read more
Our centres provide full day and part time care and education for babies, toddlers and young children and is licensed by the Ministry of Education. Renwick preschool also participates in the education review process administered by the Education Review Office (ERO).read more
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- Nelson Lakes
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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.