Child Minding

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Katikati Playcentre

    Between 20 and 30 families are enrolled at this playcentre which is located in a very quiet cul-de-sac and has an outdoor area for both dry and wet days. There is also a large sandpit and grassy patch ideal for obstacle courses or waterslides.

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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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  • 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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  • Molyneux Educare

    A community based, family focused preschool in Cromwell for children age 0-5.

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  • Little Sparks - Blenheim

    At Little Sparks we have a commitment to providing high quality support, educational resources, activities and ongoing professional development, all of which are provided at no additional cost to our Little Sparks carers and families.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Kindercare Learning Centres

    With centres throughout Auckland, Kindercare offers care for babies up to preschoolers. Parents are welcome to join their children at any time throughout the day. Most centres offer casual bookings. Enquire for details.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Lollipops Educare - Wellington

    Lollipops Educare has a ratio of 1 to 6 and takes children from two to six years of age. The children are cared for in separate nursery, infant and preschool centres in Petone, Upper Hutt and Waiwhetu. Your child will have the opportunity to learn and develop through collaboration with adults and peers, through guided participation and observation of others, as well as through individual exploration and reflection.

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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.