Child Minding

  • Magic Sparks - Palmerston North

    Magic Sparks have four child care centres where qualified teaching staff nurture children aged 0-5, as they learn and develop at their own pace.  All our Magic Sparks daycare centres, two located in Palmerston North and two in Wellington - Petone and Paraparaumu, offer all the benefits of a traditional kindergarten and much, much more.

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  • Learning Links Childcare

    Learning Links is a leading childcare centre provides warm, caring, early learning environment for 3 months to 5 years old children. Learning Links has professionally-trained, experienced teachers who focus on learning through play. Learning Links provides organic/healthy meals and offers 20 hour free ECE for 3 to 5 years olds.

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  • Porse

    Research shows that little minds grow best at home. PORSE Educators and Nannies are passionate in their fundamental belief that ‘home is where the start is’. They benefit from ongoing support and free training from qualified trained early childhood education teachers.

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  • Paihia Early Childhood Centre - Paihia

    We work to ensure that children moving from the centre to school possess the skills they need for learning and participating in a larger and more complex environment, thus a successful transition and learning progression in the new school.

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  • Belle Babysitters

    We offer a range of babysitters who will come to your home during the day or evening. They will entertain, feed and bath your child/children and follow their usual routines/bedtime activities, settle them to sleep, and attend to them during the evening should they wake. We also provide Hotel/Motel sitters for those that are on holiday or business in Dunedin. We can also organise multiple babysitters and set up a child friendly area within corporate/sports/wedding and other such events.

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  • Learning LInks Childcare

    As a privately owned Childcare operator and parents ourselves we know first hand the importance of making the right decision for your child.  With over twenty years experience and Centres in Taupo, Te Awamutu and two in Hamilton we look forward to getting to know you and your child.

    We believe that Learning Links stands out from the rest through its commitment to three important educational priorities:  Learning through play, Keeping children emotionally healthy, Educating with a sustainable environment focus.

     

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  • Wild Things

    Wild Things is a professional service that provides families with the highest quality early childhood education and care. We want you to feel confident knowing Wild Things only recruit the very best educators and nannies to nurture your children to reach their full potential. 

    We will work with you to choose an educator or nanny who will most benefit your child’s needs, your circumstances, and your family values, and we are always available for you to call should you have any concerns - we believe open communication is essential.

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  • Kindercare Learning Centres – Palmerston North

    Do you need safe, loving childcare in Palmerston North?  You’ll find it at Kindercare Learning Centres in Featherston Street, where we’ll treasure your child in our heart-centred, home-style care. Our capable and nurturing team, under the leadership of the centre director, Raewyn Richardson, recognise the trust you place in us when you choose Kindercare.

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  • Brightlands Childcare Centre

    Introducing our brand new, purpose built and high quality childcare centre, designed to create innovative, encouraging and supportive environments for your child.  Our goal is to prepare children for the next stage of their lives through the development of their overall abilities, thinking skills and healthy interactions with their peers.

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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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  • Chipmunks Playland and Cafe Queenstown

    Chipmunks Playland & Café offers unlimited play for kids aged 0-11 years, a spacious cafe & amazing themed birthday party packages to suit all ages. Whether you’re after an excitin... read more

  • Learning Links Childcare

    Learning Links is a leading childcare centre provides warm, caring, early learning environment for 3 months to 5 years old children. Learning Links has professionally-trained, experienced teachers who focus on learning through play. Learning Links provides organic/healthy meals and offers 20 hour free ECE for 3 to 5 years olds.

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  • Just Four Kids - Invecargill

    Just Four Kids believe that a home based childcare offers a sensible alternative for parents for care and education of their young children. With a maximum ratio of one adult to four children there are benefits to the child such as forming a psychological attachment to their educator who is able to respond to a child's needs allowing the building of bonds through closeness and trust.

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  • Whitianga Playcentre

    The growing town of Whitianga ensures that this centre has a lot of new families of different nationalities for your child to interact with. Sessions Monday -  Wednesday 9am – 12noon.

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  • Christchurch Babysitting Bureau

    The Christchurch Babysitting Bureau is the longest serving babysitting service in Christchurch. We have been taking care of families in motels, hotels and their private homes in Christchurch, for approximately 30 years. During this time we have established a positive reputation for quality childcare, efficiency and outstanding service.

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  • Geckos Early Learning Centre

    We are a family owned and operated centre who is committed to the care and education of young children in a safe and caring environment.  We aim to provide a home away from home environment where children are respected as individuals and learn at their own pace.

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  • Waihi Beach Playcentre

    This playcentre is well established with large shady trees and an incredible amount of learning and play equipment! Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.15am to 11.45am.

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  • Sticky Fingers

    At Sticky Fingers Childcare & Education Centre children are our primary focus; each child is unique and brings special qualities and characteristics to our service.

    We recognise parents/caregivers as the child’s first educators and through a supportive and collaborative approach we will work together to develop shared goals and aspirations for their children.

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  • Central North Island Kindergarten Association

    The Association runs 51 kindergartens in the central north island. Their mission is to provide the highest quality early childhood education for young children in settings that inspire active learning and support inclusion. Call them for locations of other kindergartens in your area or check their website.

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  • Karori Kiwi Kids Childcare Centre - Wellington

    Set amongst large grounds on a peaceful street, Kiwi Kids provides modern, safe and secure quality facilities with plenty of space for the children to play. All meals are provided and they offer 20 hours free childcare per week.

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  • Organic Kids

    At Organic Kids we are committed to consciously providing high quality early childhood education and care through respectful, loving and consistent relationships. The relationships we build with children are the most important part of our work. Our home environments allow children to grow and flourish, at their own individual pace.

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  • The Nanny Company

    The Nanny Company are a friendly, well informed organisation that provide affordable, quality home based care for preschool aged children. We have a range of services for families looking for home based care.

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  • Taradale Playcentre

    Taradale Playcentre is located in the Napier suburb of Taradale and has excellent facilities with large, safe indoor and outdoor play areas.

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  • Methven Preschool

    At Methven Pre School Learning and Childcare Centre children are our primary focus, with each child being unique and bringing and exclusive set of capabilities and needs to our centre.

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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.