Fiordland, Child Minding

  • Manapouri Playgroup

    Manapouri Playgroup is an organisation run by parents for children aged new-born to five years old - and it's free of charge! The playgroup meets 9.30am to 12.30pm on Wednesdays at Manapouri Hall during term times.

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    • Location: Manapouri Hall
  • 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
  • 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
  • Fiordland Kindergarten - Te Anau

    When childeren have knowledge and appreciation of To Matou Wahi Ahi Kaa/Our Special Olace, its people its history, the environment, they then develop a pride and a sense of belonging.
    We use the wider community to help implement this learning thorugh inviting the community to visit us and by taking the children into the community to interact with and get to know their unique place in the world.

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  • Footprints - Te Anau

    Footprints is an early childhood service that is exciting and is ready to step up to provide the childcare needs for your child. It's an early childhood service licensed for a maximum of 4 children at one time, giving quality care and time for one on one attention.

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    • Phone: 03 249 4393
    • Location: 5 Tom Plato Dr, Te Anau 9600
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.