Child Minding

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 respect
    and open communication, the tamariki will develop trusting and respectful relationships with their teachers and the environment.

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  • Auckland Babysitting

    Your first stop for local, trustworthy & reliable childcare... Auckland Babysitting covers a variety of services ranging from daily Nanny duties, permanent and/or temporary. Evening babysitting care. Full weekend care (home based and away.)

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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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  • 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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  • 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
  • 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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  • Little Wonders Childcare

    Children are actively involved in their learning and celebrated for who they are. They are valued for their meaningful work through purposeful play. Children feel safe and happy and are respected as individuals where their personalities are cherished. They have fun!

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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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  • Lollipops Educare - Pegasus

    We are an enviroschool which encourages children to be connected to nature with plenty of opportunities to explore and discover in an engaging and exciting environment! We also have an exciting art studio where the children can indulge their artistic side, and a homely Kai room where children can dine in a home-like environment fully catered for by our full-time chef!

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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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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.