Child Minding

  • Funhouse Learning Centre

    At Funhouse Learning Centre we provide quality care and early childhood education for children aged 0-5 years.

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  • Porse - West Coast

    Imagine your child being cared for in a warm and nurturing relationship with one special Educator or Nanny. With no more than four children in care at any one time, PORSE Educators and Nannies dedicate themselves to providing safe, calm and familiar environments.

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  • Otago Childcare Centre

    Otago Childcare Centre was established in a character villa creating a similar atmosphere to a family home.  We have been providing quality child care since 1986.

    We offer integration of age groups while also offering times for separate smaller same-age groups to work together.

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  • 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.

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  • Tinies

    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.

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  • Tree Bears - Hanmer Springs

    At Tree Bears we recognise the importance of early childhood education and care. Our Programme reflects our belief that learning begins at home, we support this by offering a safe nuturing environment for all tamariki/children in our community. Being a bi-cultural society, we strive to promote bi-cultural tikanga practices, use of te reo Maori which reflects Tiriti o Waitangi.

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  • 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.

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  • Pioneers

    We offer high quality early years education within a nurturing, family-focused environment to enable children from newborn through to five years to explore and thrive in their own unique way.

    With five centres based throughout Dunedin and 40 Educators providing home-based education, we offer early years education to suit every child and their family.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Playcentre - Taupo

    This parent run and operated centre has a large section for the children to play on and a range of activities from sand to water play, painting and excursions. Parents are able to see where their children are in their learning and how they can make a difference.

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  • Cromwell Early Learning Centre

    We’re not just a childcare centre, we are a small and caring community. Our parents love our centre so much that they often enrol younger siblings because their first child has enjoyed their time here so much.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Lollipops Educare Early Childhood Centres

    Lollipops Educare believe that and early childhood education should reflect the need and desires of parents and children in the local community. Their licensed early childhood centers are independently owned and offer care for newborns to 5 years of age.

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  • 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.

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  • Central Kids Thames 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Akoranga Preschool - Gore

    At Akoranga Preschool we endeavour to work along side our families / whanau to help them in anyway that we can.

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  • YMCA - Invecargill

    We work by the YMCA’s values and principles of Caring, Respect, Honesty and Responsibility to support children while they achieve their learning goals in a safe and nurturing environment.

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  • 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.

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  • Fiordland Kindergarten - Te Anau

    When childeren have knowledge and appreciation of To Matou Wahi Ahi Kaa/Our Special Olace, its people its history, the environment, they then develop a pride and a sense of belonging.
    We use the wider community to help implement this learning thorugh inviting the community to visit us and by taking the children into the community to interact with and get to know their unique place in the world.

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  • Lake Rotoma Playcentre

    This small friendly playcentre gives parents and caregivers the opportunity of first hand involvement with their children’s education and development. There is a huge sandpit and playground equipment and plenty of activities to keep the children entertained and educated. Plus your child’s first five visits to the centre are free!

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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.