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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
Avenues Kindergarten - Tauranga
Avenues Kindergarten is a well established kindergarten and is the closest kindergarten to Tauranga city, feeding into five surrounding schools.read more
- Web: inspiredkindergartens.nz/find-a-service/find-a-center/tauranga-central/avenues-kindergarten/
- Phone: 07 578 4481
- Location: 27 Botanical Road, Tauranga
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.read more
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.read more
- Phone: 03 214 7777
101 Dee Street
Courtville Place Arcade
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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).read more
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.read more
Lots of Hugs - Palmerston North
Two locations in the Palmerston North area. At Lots of Hugs Childcare we consider a child's early years to be extremely important, and it is our role to provide professional, caring and friendly support to assist your child's development.read more
Tree Bears - Hanmer Springs
At Tree Bears we recognise the importance of early childhood education and care. Our Programme reflects our belief that learning begins at home, we support this by offering a safe nuturing environment for all tamariki/children in our community. Being a bi-cultural society, we strive to promote bi-cultural tikanga practices, use of te reo Maori which reflects Tiriti o Waitangi.read more
Tuesday 10:30-1p, Friday 9:45-12:15.
Playcentre philosophy is based on child-initiated play and recognises the parents as the first and best educators of their own children. Playcentre families receive a unique early childhood experience with opportunities for whanau/families to learn together.
Playcentre offers a programme of education for whanau/parents that emphasises parenting and early childhood education including learning in child development, play and learning, parenting skills, planning and delivering early childhood education, facilitation and management skills.read more
Learn A Lot Kindy Kidz
Learn A Lot Childcare was created to meet the needs of families returning to work, study or just needing help with care and education of their children. Offering childhood education and care for children from 3 months to 5 years old. We are dedicated to providing a safe and friendly environment that fosters your child's social and educational development.read more
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.read more
- Phone: 03 249 7858
18 Luxmore Drive, Te Anau 9640,
Fiordland, New Zealand
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.read more
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!read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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Our favourite destinations…
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 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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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!
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.