Child Minding

  • 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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  • 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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  • Best Start Te Rapa - Hamilton

    At BestStart Te Rapa Kindy (formerly Community Kindy Te Rapa) we have a vision of providing high quality early childhood education that is driven by the strengths and interests, at the pace of nga tamariki.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Miss Poppins : Babysitting and Nannies

    We are a local nanny and babysitting agency offering qualified professionals all of whom hold a current first aid certificate, have been police vetted and above all are friendly & experienced. We make finding a nanny or babysitter stress free. Our staff are trained professionals, qualified experienced child carers who are passionate about children and their futures. Our consultants share the passion of providing your family with second to none childcare providers, When you hire a Miss Poppins nanny or babysitter you will feel carefree closing your front door.

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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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  • YMCA

    Most YMCA centres have a child minding facility to care for babies to pre-schoolers and they also run school holiday programmes for 5 to 15 year olds. Or, if you just want a break from the kids while you do an hour or two shopping, they have an out of centre’s user’s fee. Hours vary so check the website for details.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Cherish Childcare

    We want the best for your child, just as you do. This is why at Cherish Childcare, we only offer experienced staff who take an invested interest in making sure that your child is well cared for, delivered an effective and customised curriculum that will enable them to grow, develop and interact.

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  • Southern Stars - Te Anau

    Our service exists to offer high quality teaching and inspiring learning experiences to Fiordland's tamariki and whanau. We value reciprocal and responsive relationships with children, parents, whanau and colleagues. Our child-centred teaching and learning programme is based on the early childhood curriculum -Te Whāriki.

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    • Phone: 03 249 7858
    • Location: 18 Luxmore Drive, Te Anau 9640,
      Fiordland, New Zealand
  • 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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  • Ages 4+

    Kidz Club

    Everyone wins when you treat your kids to Queenstown’s ONE & ONLY Kidz Club! Leave them with us for fun and entertainment while you enjoy the town at your own pace. Kids enjoy unli... read more

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tots On Tour - Baby Equipment Hire & Babysitting, Queenstown

    For a stress free holiday, leave your gear at home and hire quality equipment from us. Plus let our 'super nannies' take the kids while you have some time to yourselves! We make it... read more

  • Nurture @ Home

    We provide a boutique service offering quality educators to care for a maximum of four children at a time in a positive and nurturing home environment. We are committed to providing nurturing and educational care for children through supporting a passionate team of educators.

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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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Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Coromandel
  • Dunedin
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Manawatu
  • Nelson & Golden Bay
  • Northland
  • North Canterbury
  • 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.