Child Minding

  • 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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  • Coromandel Playcentre

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Step2Growth

    With the Step2Growth service, children and their families get to experience a real family feel. We invite the whole family along to every excursion we have. We love meeting nannas, granddads, siblings, aunties and uncles!

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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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  • Learning Adventures Educare - Rotorua

    This is Rotorua’s purpose-build early childhood learning centre. Their team of highly trained educators are dedicated to caring and educating children in a safe, loving environment. They provide nutritionally balanced meals and all nappies are supplied.

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  • 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.

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  • Playcentre Clyde

    Playcentre - Clyde Clyde Playcentre is open Monday - Thursday mornings. Our centre is a friendly, family-orientated Early Childhood Education provider running mixed age sessions. We have a great environment with a big outdoor playground, a fully enclosed veranda, and several spaces inside allowing for a variety of activities to be going on, all at once!

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  • Renwick Preschool

    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).

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  • 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.

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    • Phone: 03 214 7777
    • Location: 101 Dee Street
      Courtville Place Arcade
      Invercargill 9810
  • First Steps Matau Street - Alexandra

    First Steps Matau Street childcare in Alexandra, believes in providing a programme and environment where children grow and learn in an unhurried, respectful way. Teachers provide encouragement, warmth and acceptance of each child’s special skills, talents and interests.

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  • 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.

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  • Cubby House

    We have a fantastic purpose built centre on Buller Street in New Plymouth, one street back from the coast and right around the corner from town. There are four classrooms specifically designed and resourced to cater for children aged 0-5 years, split into two infants rooms, a toddler room and preschool room. All rooms face out onto to our amazing adventure playground specifically designed to allow our teachers to integrate learning through play.

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  • Hardykids

    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.

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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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  • RockmyBaby

    Whether it is a babysitter, a nanny or other child service you require, RockmyBaby can help. Their online babysitting agency provides families with professional, high quality babysitters, all of whom are selected for their experience in childcare. A minimum of three hours care is required. RockmyBaby can also supply babysitters for events like weddings, and conferences and they have a variety of equipment for hire.

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  • YMCA - Y-Kids

    Y-Kids endeavours to implement the YMCA Values of Caring, Responsibility, Honesty, Respect throughout the centre and our friendly, highly qualified teaching staff aim to provide an enriching, open, loving, learning environment which encourages your child to work alongside their peers.

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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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  • 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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  • Peace of Mind Babysitting – Cromwell

    Peace of Mind offers a flexible, reliable babysitting service for families visiting Cromwell and the Central Otago region.  We understand how difficult it can be to find an experienced, responsible person to look after your loved ones when you are away from home. We want to take the worry out of the situation, by connecting you with flexible, quality care at an affordable price.   At Peace of Mind, our babysitters are all assessed for their competence and character.  They are reference checked, police vetted and hold current first aid certificates, full drivers licenses and have their own transport.  Our sitters are all over the age of 20, experienced, and often are parents themselves.

    Bookings are 3 hours minimum, and can be at your place of accommodation, or venue.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Bright Beginnings

    With Bright Beginnings "Assess, Transition and Enjoy" philosophy, your child can develop into a life-long learner like hundreds before them.

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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.