Auckland childcare centres

Childcare in Auckland

Daycare, childcare and early childhood education options near you in Auckland, New Zealand for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and children under 6 years old. Choosing the right place for your child is an important decision so we suggest that arrange to visit the centres yourself, so you can meet the teachers and spend some time to make sure it is the right fit for your child.  

Featured childcare centres

Barnardos Early Learning Centres

Clendon, Henderson, Pakuranga, Mangere, Manurewa and Otara centres

Barnardos Early Learning Centres offer early education and care to enrich your child’s future. Purpose built outdoor and indoor spaces stimulate your child’s imagination, while our qualified teachers care for their early learning, wellbeing and safety. 

From baby to toddler and up until your child is ready for school life, your child’s unique personality will be celebrated and nurtured. Friendships will blossom for the children, and often the parents too, lasting long into the school years and beyond.

The Learning Space

The Learning Space

7 Fleet Street, Newton, Auckland City

The Learning space is an  inspiring, thought provoking early learning centre where children are empowered to use all their senses as a form of expression and exploration. The children are viewed as competent and confident individuals able to construct theories of the world around them. The Learning Space environment is filled with light, natural and recycled materials and resources to provoke a sense of wonder and curiosity. It is a small, intimate space for only 23 children aged between 3 months and 3 years allowing for strong relationships between children, parents/whanau and educators.

Central Auckland childcare centres

Kohimarama Montessori Preschool

Two centres in Kohimarama:
17 Geraldine Place, Kohimarama
for 2 to 3 year olds
36 Allum Street, Kohimarama for 3 to 5 year olds

Small, caring childcare centres for children aged 2 to 6 years old.  Teachers nurture your children’s natural inquisitiveness and provide rich and rewarding learning opportunities.  They will learn to co-operate and respect one another and their environment, and how to take care of themselves and each other.

Read the latest ERO report for the Preschool in Allum Street.

Kid's Land Educare Centre

162 and 164 Whitney Street, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland

Kid’s Land Educare Centre provides bi-lingual learning (English and Mandarin) based on Christian teaching values. In addition of using the Ministry-approved Early Childhood Curriculum of Te Whaariki, they also incorporate Reggio Emilia’s “Hundred Languages” of children.

Read the latest ERO report for Kid’s Land Educare

Little Engines Montessori

56 Surrey Crescent, Grey Lynn, Central Auckland
Little Engines Montessori

Little Engines is a vibrant, warm and welcoming Montessori preschool for children aged 2 years to 6 years old in Grey Lynn. 

Read the latest ERO report for Little Engines Montessori

Little Wonders Glendowie

54 Sierra Street, St Heliers, Auckland
Little Wonders Glendowie

Little Wonders Glendowie (previously know as Acorn Learning Centre) knows that the first five years lay a strong foundation for learning and development – and they ensure your child gets the best possible start. The centre is owned by the Evolve Education Group which operates over 100 early childhood centres in New Zealand.  Their teachers provide children with rich and fulfilling educational experiences. The centre is well-resourced and provides an environment that’s inspiring, challenging and fun.

Read the latest ERO review report for Little Wonders Glendowie.

Natural Steps Ellerslie Village

163 Main Highway, Ellerslie, Central Auckland

The centre is easy to access and has an excellent reputation for providing high-quality early childhood education in two beautiful villas. There is a beautiful large outdoor area with mature trees and play areas for the children to explore, be creative and learn.

Read the latest ERO report for Natural Steps 

Oma Rāpeti Early Learning Centre

1 Pratt Street, Freemans Bay, Central Auckland

A small, privately run early childhood education centre with facilities for children aged 0 to 6 years old. Their child-led play-based space is centred around respect for your child as a whole and is inspired by both RIE®️ and Pikler approaches whilst following the 5 strands of Te Whāriki. The children are offered fresh organic whole foods and get to grow their own vegetables and herbs in the garden.

Read the latest ERO report for Oma Rāpeti Early Learning Centre.

Pascals St Johns

9 Farmhouse Lane, St Johns, Auckland

Purpose built, bright and cheerful, Pascals St Johns (formerly called Hummingbirds Early Childhood Centre) is an early childhood centre owned by Evolve Education Group which operates over 100 early childhood centres in New Zealand. Pascals has four separate rooms for each age and stage, and outdoor spaces that beckon adventure for your children.

Read the latest ERO review here for Pascals St Johns.

Pohutukawa Kindergarten

16 Arthur Street, Ellerslie, Auckland

Pohutukawa Kindergarten is a family owned and operated kindergarten providing early childhood education and care.  They cater for 2-5 year old children, offering a range of sessions throughout the school term.

Read the latest ERO review for Pohutukawa Kindergarten.

Princes Street Childcare Centre

21 Princes Street, Auckland City Centre, Auckland
Princes Street Childcare

A community based independent childcare and early childhood education centre located in the heart of Auckland City. Established in a historic house within the grounds of Albert Park.  Offering full time quality care and education, with wonderful teachers and a supportive community.

Read the latest ERO report for Princes Street Childcare Centre

Remuera Discovery Express

27 Ohinerau Street, Remuera, Central Auckland
ACG Remuera Early Learning School

ACG Remuera Early Learning School provides a fun, challenging and engaging environment for children from 3 months to 5 years. Their inquiry and play-based curriculum has been carefully designed to ensure the best learning outcomes for every child.

Read the latest ERO report for Remuera Discovery Express.

Vintage Kids Kindergarten

Epsom & One Tree Hill kindergartens

Vintage Kids Kindergarten believes early childhood centres needn’t feel like corporate institutions and  young children should grow and develop in an environment where authentic everyday happenings are infused with learning. Their kindergartens are in traditional New Zealand house with a Playgarden, complete with fruit trees, hills and running water that keeps everyone close to nature. Children feel safe, supported, encouraged and inspired, yet free to explore their individual interests and imaginations.

Read the latest ERO reports for Vintage Kids Epsom and Vintage Kids One Tree Hill.

East Auckland early childhood centres

1 + 1 Preschool

32 Feeny Crescent, Botany, East Auckland

1+1 Preschool are dedicated to providing a safe, supportive, consistent, challenging and holistic environment for young children, Whanau and their families. Each child’s day has rhythm, as well as structure and a predictable flow. To ensure this balance, they  provide a warm, nurturing setting that encourages children to learn through hands-on interactive exploration.

Read the latest ERO report for 1 + 1 Preschool

BestStart Coastal Kids Preschool

97 Third View Ave, Beachlands, South-East Auckland

Based in the heart of Beachlands, open from 7am to 5:30pm and providing care for full days, short days or four hour sessions for children from 3 months to 6 years. They belive in empowering children to develop their skills, postitive attitudes and knowledge to support their lifelong love of learning.

Read the latests ERO report about BestStart Coastal Kids Preschool

Happy Feet Childcare Mt Wellington

41/43 Harawood Road, Mount Wellington, Auckland
Happy Feet Childcare Mt Wellington

Care and education for children ages 0-6 years. Happy Feet offers nutritious meals prepared by their onsite chef as well as flexible hours for families.

Read the latest ERO report about Happy Feet Childcare

Little Earth Montessori Panmure

45 Ireland Road, Panmure, Auckland

Little Earth Montessori nurtures supports children to develop in a way – and at a pace – that’s just right for them. Children learn in partnership with teachers, in a safe and loving environment, supported to build independence, and encouraged to make their own choices. Inspired by passionate teachers who love what they do. The centre is owned by Evolve Education Group which operates over 100 early childhood centres in New Zealand and is well resourced and engaging.

Read the latest ERO report for Little Earth Montessori Panmure.

KIDSpace Early Learning Centre Pakuranga

67-73 Reeves Road, Pakuranga, East Auckland
KIDSPACE Pakuranga

Care & education for children aged 0-6 years in the heart of Pakuranga. All meals prepared fresh daily by KIDSpace’s cooks. Spacious indoor and outdoor play areas where children can run play and have fun at their own pace. 

Read the latest ERO Report for Kidspace Early Learning Centre Pakuranga

Kindercare Botany Learning Centre

138 Golfland Drive, Botany Downs, East Auckland
Kindercare NZ

Purpose-built, homely childcare centre  providing outstanding care and early childhood education for children from infancy through to when they are ready to go to school, which is usually at 5yrs of age. The centre is designed so that children spend time in rooms where the environment is appropriate for their developmental age and stage.  Your child will be cared for in relaxed, safe indoor and outdoor environments, with lots of varied and fun-filled opportunities.

Read the latest ERO report for Kindercare Learning Centres Botany Downs 

Little Moas Early Learning Centre

4 Thompson Park Road, Mount Wellington, Auckland

Little Moa’s is an eco-friendly, sustainability focused and committed to protecting the future of our children through promoting sustainable daily-practices and actively participating in caring for our world. The centre is a loving and peaceful environment for infants and young children up to 5 years of age in a sun-filled space designed with natural toys and resources.

Read the latest ERO report for Little Moas Early Learning Centre

Penguins School of Early Learning

197 Whitford Road, Whitford, South-East Auckland
Penguins School Of Early Learning

At Penguins School of Early Learning, children will have time to investigate, research and explore while they formulate theories about the world around them. They will be immersed in hands-on experiences which will support learning in a holistic way at this purpose built centre.

Read the latest ERO report for Penguins School of Early Learning

Piccolo Park Early Learning Centre

East Auckland locations include: Sylvia Park and Botany Downs
Piccolo Park Early Learning Centre

Piccolo is an Italian word that means: small, little, tiny, young.  And the “Park” part of their name Piccolo Park is a nod to the park-like outside areas at their childcare centres. The children liken the outside area to a beach at the Sylvia Park centre and a farm at the Botany Downs Centre.

Read the latest ERO report for Piccolo Park

North Auckland learning centres

Angels Childcare Takapuna

North Shore, Auckland
Angels Childcare Takapuna

Small, homely centre next door to Takapuna Primary School. The centre prides itself on its attractive & inviting indoor & outdoor environments and on its close-knit team of skilled and caring staff who provide children with every opportunity to explore their capabilities and extend on their self-confidence, knowledge and learning.

Read the latest ERO report for Aubrey Early Learning Centre.

Aubrey Early Learning Centre

 71 Aubrey Road, Silverdale, Auckland
Aubrey Early Learning Centre

A boutique kindergarten and daycare providing a high quality childcare service to the local communities of Stillwater, Silverdale, Millwater, Orewa, Dairy Flat, Wainui, Red Beach, Whangaparaoa, and surrounding areas within the Hibiscus Coast & Rodney region. Aubrey believes children learn through play and supports children’s interests and strengths.

Read the latest ERO report for Aubrey Early Learning Centre.

BeforeSix Early Educational Childcare Centre

2 Pearson Street, Mangawhai
Beforesix Childcare Mangawhai

BeforeSix Childcare is family-oriented and privately owned, and works closely with Mangawhai Beach School and Mangawhai Kindergarten.

The teachers are an extremely professional and motivated team and and have created a comprehensive early childhood curriculum which is brimming with variety, is highly interactive and full of fun for all age groups. The curriculum includes a transition to school programme.

Birkenhead Point Montessori Preschool

108 Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead Point, North Shore, Auckland

BPM believe that your child is unique. They respect each child’s personality and believe in the potential of each individual. The programme provides high quality early childhood education through practical and life experience, all wrapped up with a sense of well-being and fun!

Read the latest ERO report for Birkenhead Point Montessori Preschool

Castor Bay Infant Care Centre

1/14 Castor Bay Road, Castor Bay, North Shore, Auckland

Castor Bay is a small, boutique fully licensed childcare centre, licensed for only 20 infants and toddlers from 0 to 3 years of age.

Read the latest ERO report for Castor Bay Infant Care Centre

Care-A-Lot Childcare Centre

21A Waterview Road, Devonport, North Shore, Auckland

Care-a-lot is a well-resourced childcare centre that has been serving Devonport families and their children for over 25 years. Whether your child is a ‘sensitive soul’ or a ‘big personality’, their intimate personal setting caters to all temperaments. All children are given the opportunity to blossom and shine.

Read the latest ERO Report for Care-A-Lot

Fantails Estate Childcare

1669 Dairy Flat Highway, Silverdale, North Auckland
Fantails Estate

Fantails Estate is only 1 km’s from Silverdale, but well and truly in the country. Providing quality education & care for children 6 months to 6 years old. Fantail Estate has a large playground for the kids to enjoy exploring and playing.

Read the latest ERO report for Fantails Childcare Estate

Fantails Silverdale

98 Totara Views Drive, Silverdale, North Auckland
Fantails Silverdale

Providing quality education and care for children aged 6 months to 5 years old. Located centrally in Silverdale on the corner of Millwater Parkway & Totara Views Drive.

Read the latest ERO report for Fantails Childcare Silverdale

Folkestone Street Infant & Childcare Centre

6 Folkestone Street, Mairangi Bay, North Shore, Auckland
Folkestone Childcare

A homely kiwi environment with personalised care in Mairangi Bay. They believe the combination of their philosophy,  environment and specialised homely care sets them apart from other Auckland  Day Care centres.

Read the latests ERO report for Folkestone Street Infant & Childcare

Kauri Kids Takapuna

37 Killarney Street, Takapuna, North Shore, Auckland

Kauri Kids Takapuna child care centre is located in the Takapuna Leisure Centre and is managed by Auckland Council. The principles of Te Whāriki, the early childhood curriculum, are reflected in the centre programme. 

Read the latest ERO report for Kauri Kids Takapuna.

Growing Minds Early Childhood Centre

72 Sunset Road, Unsworth Heights, North Shore, Auckland
Growing Minds Early Childhood Centre

Growing Minds provides quality care for your tamariki. Their team are qualified, experienced, and passionate about early childhood education and care. 

The childcare centre provides full and sessional care for children aged 0-5 and offers “Twenty hours ECE” Government subsidies and WINZ subsidy.

Read the latest ERO report for Growing Minds

Highbury House Early Learning Centre

110 Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead, North Shore, Auckland

Highbury House Early Learning Centre has been serving its local community for over 30 years and continues to provide high-quality care and early childhood education. Their superb reputation in the community and the sector attests to the quality of the service they provide and to the dedication and passion of their teaching team.

Read the latest ERO report for Highbury House Early Learning Centre

Precious Pipis

26 Brixton Road, Little Manly, Whangaparaoa, Auckland

Precious Pipis Childcare Centre is passionately committed to delivering a high quality home like environment & educational service for young children.

Read the latest ERO report for Precious Pipis Whangaparaoa

Reach Forward Early Learning Centre Albany

10 Gills Road, Albany, North Shore, Auckland
Reach Forward Albany

Early learning centre committed to encouraging and growing your children to become successful life-long learners.

Secret Garden4kids

418 Albany Highway, Albany, Auckland
Secret Garden ELC

Secret Garden ELC is a high-quality childcare centre, where the highly qualified teachers provide an age-appropriate educational program for kids.

Stellar Kids Early Learning Centre Birkenhead

156 Glenfield Road, Birkenhead, North Shore, Auckland

Stellar Kids, provides specialised care and education for children aged from birth through to 5 years all within an inviting boutique style centre. They aim to provide a calm, nurturing and stimulating and happy environment for children.

Read Stellar Kids latest ERO Review Report

South Auckland childcare centres

Bambinos Early Childhood Centre

813 Great South Road, Manukau, South Auckland

Bambinos is committed to providing you and your child with the very best early childcare education.

Bambinos offers a unique, nurturing daycare environment where children will develop a sense of well-being and belonging. confidence and independence, and a love of learning and exploration.

Hand and Hand Childcare Flatbush

30 Manchester Drive, Flatbush, Auckland
Hand and Hand Early Learning Centre

Hand and Hand Early Learning Centre offers a modern, purpose-built facility. The environment, equipment and resources are carefully chosen to provide a stimulating, aesthetically pleasing setting in which children are inspired to learn through exploration and discovery.

The outdoor playgrounds offer a range of age appropriate challenges for each stage of development, combined with spaces for child-directed play.

Kiwi Supertots

Two South Auckland locations: Papakura and Flat Bush

The childcare centres follow Te-Whariki curriculum and provide a challenging, caring and supportive learning environment for your children whey they freely engage in play. 

KiNZ Otara Early Learning Centres

69 Otara Road, Otara, South Auckland

KiNZ Otara full day child care and early childhood learning centre promotes positive attitudes to difference and diversity, and authentic relationships with children, parents and whānau.

Maori culture in promoted and included in an integral way, using reo, waiata, legends and customs to uphold Te Tiriti O Waitangi. Pasifika children and their families enrich the centre in numerous ways and the diversity of Pasifika cultures are respected and valued. KiNZ Otara is a well-resourced dynamic early learning environment with plenty of space and a good flow of play between the indoor and outdoor environments.

White Heron Learning Centres

Four South Auckland locations: Manurewa, Otara, Mangere Bridge and Flat Bush

Quality childcare at an affordable price so that everychild has an equal opportunity to ‘get off to a flying start’ with White Heron Learning Centres.  With qualified and experienced local bilingual staff to ensure families and children are supported they offer a range of attendance choices to suit all families.

West Auckland early learning centres

All About Children Early Learning Centre

2 Sandy Lane, Avondale, Auckland

All About Children provides quality and affordable early childhood education. The centre has a child-centred approach that promotes the development of creativity, individuality and self-confidence, whilst delivering the highest standards of care for your child.

Country Bears Early Childhood Centre

79 Oraha Road, RD2, Kumeu, North West Auckland

Kumeu’s own nature childcare. The longest established learning centre in Kumeu is nestled amongst acres of trees and paddocks.  They believe that nature is a vast and wonderful classroom and encourage empathy and respect to all living things through relationships and connections to Papatūānuku (Mother Earth).

Learning Adventure Lincoln Road

Corner Lincoln Road and Universal Drive, Henderson, West Auckland

A nurturing and inspiring centre with high teacher ratios, offering top quality care and learning experiences for local tamariki. Licensed for 71 children, with three vibrant classrooms catering for each age and stage, their centre is a place where little ones have fun, learn and grow. Eighty percent of our teachers are qualified and registered, and all of them are passionate about giving your child the best possible start.

Learning Edge Montessori Preschools

2 Sunray Avenue, Titrangi, West Auckland

Learning Edge Montessori Preschool is owner operated and has been serving the West Auckland area for 14 years from our centre in Titirangi. Their team of Montessori and Early Childhood fully qualified and fully registered teachers share a passionate belief in Montessori philosophy and practices.

Riverhead Montessori Preschool Learning Centre

280E Riverhead Road, Riverhead, North West Auckland

Riverhead Montessori is a preschool in Auckland for children aged 18 months to school age. The team brings extensive experience and Montessori training to the children who come to us from the North West Auckland region and beyond. 

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