Child Minding

  • 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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  • Playcentre - Kaniere

    There is no other organisation for early childhood education and family development quite like it in the world. Thousands of kiwi children, and their parents too, have grown up with Playcentre … book in for your three visits today and come and join the fun.

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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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  • 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.

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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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  • Bunnies Childcare and Preschool - Cambridge

    Bunnies is privately owned and caters for children from birth to six years. They are licensed by the Ministry of Education and provide a structured and child initiated programmes which caters for all needs. They have a ratio of one adult to ten children.

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  • Hamurana Playcentre - Nth of Rotorua

    The Hamurana Playcentre is 20 minutes north of Rotorua and is set amongst lifestyle blocks. They have a large outside play area which is shaded, extensive play equipment and a children’s library.

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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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  • 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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  • Surry Park Early Learning Centre - Invercargill

    We know that the early years are critical for healthy development both now, and in the future. Children learn and grow best in an environment where they feel happy and secure and that's what we focus on.  We also know how to support parents making these decisions and offer any help we can.

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  • Manapouri Playgroup

    Manapouri Playgroup is an organisation run by parents for children aged new-born to five years old - and it's free of charge! The playgroup meets 9.30am to 12.30pm on Wednesdays at Manapouri Hall during term times.

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    • Location: Manapouri Hall
  • My Treehut

    At My Treehut we aspire for our children to grow up as confident, competent life long learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body and spirit.

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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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  • Leap Ahead - Methven

    At Leap Ahead Early Childhood Centre we believe that children learn best in an environment where they feel safe and secure and reassured that their needs will be met, and where they feel that they have a special place. We provide an environment that lays this foundation so that children can develop through communicating effectively, contributing in a variety of situations, and exploring almost everything.

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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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  • 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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  • 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.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • TopKids Lytton

    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.

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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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  • 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
  • Auckland
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Christchurch
  • Dunedin
  • Coromandel
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Manawatu
  • Northland
  • North Canterbury
  • Queenstown
  • South Canterbury
  • Taranaki
  • Southland
  • Taupo
  • Wanaka
  • Waikato
  • Wellington
  • 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…

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.