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
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 environment at The Learning Space 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
Bambinos Early Childhood Centre
123 St Lukes Road, St Lukes
Bambinos offers a unique, nurturing daycare environment where children will develop:
* a sense of well-being and belonginG
* a love of learning and exploration
* early literacy and numeracy rich environment
* physically, socially, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually.
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.
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, 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
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.
Just Kidz Educare - Dannemora
1 Willowbank Close, East Tamaki Heights, Auckland
Just Kidz Dannemora is in a purpose built centre catering for children from 3 months of age to 6 years old. They aim to have fun and laugh at life’s challenges and believe that ‘Where there is love, there is life’. The environment is warm, stimulating and safe where children can discover, learn and explore on their own and alongside others in our mixed aged setting. This, in turn, empowers their physical and spiritual well-being and lays the foundation for their early years.
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.
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.
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
Birkenhead Point Montessori
Castor Bay Infant Care Centre
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
Kids Cove Early Learning Centre Albany
South Auckland childcare centres
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
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
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.