Child Minding

  • 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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  • 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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  • Gwen Rogers Kindergarten - Mt Manganui

    We believe children learn best through direct experiences that are initiated by the child within their play, incorporating challenges and cooperative ventures; and that children learn at their own pace in a holistic way. We provide a rich and stimulating environment that provides for open ended exploration. Sessions: Monday to Friday - 8.15am to 12.30pm. Tuesday & Thursday - 1.15pm to 3.15pm.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Claro Babysitting and Nanny Services - Wellington

    Claro offers services to families wanting temporary or permanent nannies, mother’s helps or babysitters. Their evening babysitting service provides mature, friendly babysitters who have all been vetted by the agency. They can offer babysitting in your own home, hotel or at events like weddings. A minimum of three hours’ booking is required and prices vary from area to area.

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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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  • 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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  • Kids at Home - Hamilton

    Kids at Home provides a high-quality home based childcare and nanny service - we've been successfully since 2002, so we know our stuff! At Kids at Home we recognise having both parents working outside the home is often a necessity rather than a choice, so we aim to have our educators and nannies care for your children in the home in much the same way you would. We offer your child a safe, nurturing and family-like environment in which they are cared for in a very small group of up to four.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Community Kindy Heuheu Street

    Community Kindy Heuheu Street is a purpose-built kindy that caters for children from 2-5 years, situated in the local Taupo CBD between the Spoon & Paddle Café and Jetts Gym.

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  • Home Grown Kids

    Educator or Nanny, we can give you the information and help you to choose the right option for your family. Home Grown Kids get to do everything that kids should do; climb, bake, play and enjoy the outdoors.

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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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  • 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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  • Havelock North Playcentre

    Havelock North Playcentre is located in the heart of Havelock North. They have excellent facilities, with an outdoor area which has been recently upgraded to include safety surfacing under the climbing equipment.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Gladstone Park Early Childhood Centre

    Gladstone Park is a purpose-built facility offering a stimulating education programme for babies and pre-schoolers. Your child will be cared for in a warm, fun environment by experienced and qualified staff. Enrolments are essential.

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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
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.