At Kidlywinks, we aim to provide the highest level of child care and education for your child (from 3 months to 5 years) within a relaxed, loving and healthy atmosphere. We offer o... read more
“Queenstown’s most trusted holiday babysitting service” Whether you need a last minute babysitter in Queenstown, a nanny for the week, or someone to watch the children while you he... 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
YMCA - Taranaki
We offer a safe and nurturing environment that encourages our children to develop their interests, imagination and individuality, through active movement, free play and exploration.
The four values of the YMCA: Caring (Atawhaitia), Respect (Whakanui I te Tangata), Honesty (Te Whakapono) and Responsibility (Te Awenga Atu) are integral to our daily practice.read more
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.read more
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.
- Phone: 03-249 7585
- Location: 9 Gunn St, Te Anau 9600
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.read more
- Web: inspiredkindergartens.nz/find-a-service/find-a-center/mount-maunganui/gwen-rogers-mount-maunganui-kindergarten/
- Phone: 07 575 4915
- Location: 1 Macville Lane, Mt Maunganui
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
Our Pikopiko centre has children aged 3 months – 2 years. Qualified teachers work with parents to stimulate and develop children’s early learning. Teachers in our Takaro and Akonga rooms, support 2-5 year old children to engage with a range of stimulating educational activities within the environment.read more
Akoranga Preschool - Gore
At Akoranga Preschool we endeavour to work along side our families / whanau to help them in anyway that we can.read more
Annies Nannies can help you with your childcare, be it permanent, casual or babysitting.
Annies Nannies provides in home and home-based options (either in your home or the educators).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
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.read more
With Bright Beginnings "Assess, Transition and Enjoy" philosophy, your child can develop into a life-long learner like hundreds before them.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
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.read more
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!read more
Best Start Te Rapa - Hamilton
At BestStart Te Rapa Kindy (formerly Community Kindy Te Rapa) we have a vision of providing high quality early childhood education that is driven by the strengths and interests, at the pace of nga tamariki.read more
Mid City Child Care - Hamilton
Mid City Child Care works with parents and caregivers to support children in their early years of development in a warm, secure environment. They have a ratio staff to children of of 1:4 for Under Twos and 1: 8 for over twos.read more
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.read more
Lake Rotoma Playcentre
This small friendly playcentre gives parents and caregivers the opportunity of first hand involvement with their children’s education and development. There is a huge sandpit and playground equipment and plenty of activities to keep the children entertained and educated. Plus your child’s first five visits to the centre are free!read more
- Web: www.childcareonline.co.nz/listing/lake-rotoma-playcentre.html
- Phone: 07 343 6444
- Location: 11 Manawahe Road, RD4, Rotorua (P O Box 1256)
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.read more
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.read more
A community based, family focused preschool in Cromwell for children age 0-5.read more
- Web: molyneuxeducare.co.nz/
- Location: 17 Molyneux Ave. Cromwell, Otago, 9310
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
- Central Otago
- Bay of Plenty
- Hawkes Bay
- Marlborough Sounds
- Nelson & Golden Bay
- North Canterbury
- South Canterbury
- West Coast
- Bay of Islands
- Palmerston North
- New Plymouth
- Te Anau
- Mt Cook
- Abel Tasman
- Nelson Lakes
- Stewart Island
- Central Plateau
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.