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 5 years old. Choosing the right place for your child is an important decision so we suggest that arrange to visit the centres in 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.

Kids Land Educare Centre

162 and 164 Whitney Street, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland

Kids 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.

Princes Street Childcare Centre

21 Princes Street, Auckland City Centre, Auckland

A community based independent childcare and Early Childhood Education Centre locate din the heart of Auckland. Offering full time quality care and education, with wonderful teachers and a supportive community.

Lilchamps Blockhouse Bay Early Learning Centre

57 Terry Street, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland

Li’l Champs Blockhouse is a light and spacious centre offering quality care and learning services, a loving atmosphere and community outreach programmes. This cultural diversity of the suburb is reflected in the centre ensuring rich and diverse experiences for your child.  Situated adjacent to a reserve and playground, they make full use of these facilities.

The Learning Corner Early Learning Centre Ellerslie

1 Rainer Street, Ellerslie

Down a long driveway, just off the Main Highway, is a beautiful home and garden that has been converted to a boutique Childcare Centre. Large trees grace the playground, providing natural shade and plenty of places to rest. The Learning Corner is a home away from home for your child. Choosing the right place for your child is an important decision so make a time to come and see The Learning Corner for yourself and meet the teachers.

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.

East Auckland early childhood centres

1 + 1 Preschool

2 Feeny Crescent, East Tamaki

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.


BestStart Coastal Kids Preschool

97 Third View Ave, Beachlands, 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.

Kindercare Botany Learning Centre

138 Golfland Drive, Golflands, East Auckland

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.

North Auckland learning centres

Apples Childcare & Learning Centre

3 Poplar Road, Stanmore Bay, Auckland

Apples has a safe and stimulating learning environment that enhances each child’s growth and development. They are dedicated to developing each child to their full potential and consider their role to provide professional and caring support, working together with parents, to give each child the best start in life.

Aubrey Early Learning Centre

 71 Aubrey Road, Silverdale, Auckland

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.

BeforeSix Early Educational Childcare Centre

2 Pearson Street, 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

108 Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead Point

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!

Castor Bay Infant Care Centre

1/14 Castor Bay Road, Castor Bay, 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.

Care-a-lot Childcare Centre

21A Waterview Road, Devonport

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.

Folkestone St - Infant & Childcare Centre

6 Folkestone Street, Mairangi Bay, Auckland

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.

Growing Minds Early Childhood Centre

72 Sunset Road, Glenfield, North Shore, Auckland

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.

Secret Garden4kids

418 Albany Highway, Albany, Auckland, 0632

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

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 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.

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.

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 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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