Childcare options in Auckland Cbd

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Auckland CBD - Auckland

Kindercare Auckland CBD

Looking for safe, loving childcare in Auckland’s CBD?

You’ll find it at Kindercare Auckland CBD, where every day begins and ends with loving care in a relaxed, welcoming environment. For your inner-city childcare needs, we are conveniently located with an easy walk from the ferry, train and bus terminals.

Our care and education includes spacious and natural outdoor play areas, nutritious meals with whole foods, flexibility for working parents to visit their child during the day, or nursing mums to pop in at any time.

Our centre is split in two levels with space for babies and toddlers in one level and care and education for preschoolers upstairs. Our Centre Directors Dharsh Radhakrishnan and Sonia Weaver as well as the rest of our teams will welcome your whānau into an innovative, warm and safe place where your child will matter. That's why we offer full day, and part time enrolment options so chat to us about your needs. Our care and education is all about keeping your child safe, loved and learning.

We're here to support your family's childcare needs so visit our centre today, we would love to show you around.

Hours of fun and learning

Open daily throughout the year (except for weekends and statutory holidays) 7.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Thursday; 7.30 to 5.00pm Friday

Age group of children we cherish

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschoolers
  • Transition to School


Like you, we want the best for your child. So we don’t compromise on safe, supportive, care and education. Our team works hard to ensure your family receives the highest standard of care for your weekly fee, which includes:

  • a generous annual leave allowance
  • a nutritious midday meal, prepared fresh at the centre daily – so you won’t need to pack kai
  • healthy mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks to fuel your child’s play and learning
  • our Positive Parenting program – offering tips, advice and support for every family

Because every child has different needs, we ask that you supply your child’s own bottles, formula and nappies for each day.

Why choose our centre?

Providing safe, loving and supportive care since 2002, our centre is designed to care for your child from infancy until they are ready for primary school. Your child will be cared for alongside children of a similar age and stage of development, in vibrant play and learning areas – both indoors and out. Each environment is intentionally planned to provide the nurturing care, creative learning and social opportunities best suited for your child’s individual needs.

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Licensed for

119 children

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Auckland CBD - Auckland

KiNZ Myers Park

Kia ora and welcome to KiNZ Myers Park

At KiNZ Myers Park Early Learning Centre we offer a beautiful, homely environment in an oasis of green where children are nurtured and supported to grow and learn and become capable, competent and confident people.

The experienced KiNZ Myers Park team put children at the heart of all they do. They are dedicated to supporting and encouraging the diverse cultural heritage of our children in an integral way, using language, songs, legends and customs, and upholding Te Tiriti O Waitangi.

Our daycare’s building was gifted to the children of Auckland in 1916 and we continue the legacy of care and education established by the Auckland Kindergarten Association.​

Licensed for

50 children

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Auckland CBD - Auckland

Cosmo Kids

Cosmo Kids is a premium boutique childcare centre dedicated to providing an inspirational and nurturing environment for children and their families. Located in the heart of Auckland CBD, Cosmo Kids offers expansive indoor and outdoor play and learning areas, with an emphasis on ecology and sustainability. At Cosmo Kids, we believe every child can shine brightly with our committed, highly trained staff and unparalleled facilities. Our innovative learning curriculum and unique personalised services for parent and child makes Cosmo Kids among the best in the country. 

Our philosophy

How we approach the care of your child Cosmo Kids believes that a high standard of care is achieved through the environment in which your child attends. To achieve this Cosmo Kids has designed different learning areas to allow an efficient educational facility. The outdoor and indoor areas allow individual space to play, explore and discover, creating an atmosphere of being and playing in the countryside. Cosmo Kids see children as being competent and capable. To allow children to fulfill their potential they must work/play in an environment that enhances their overall development. An environment that enhances their self-esteem respects their individuality and meets their needs. Cosmo Kids does this by providing an education program where: Learning is fun and joyful Children initiate their own learning through play and their interests Children develop at their own level The process of thinking and learning is valued not the final product Children’s well-being and emotional development is supported with positive relationships so that all children feel special, unique and empowered. Children feel loved and respected.

Licensed for

50 children

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Auckland CBD - Auckland

Sugartree Lane Preschool

Our childcare centres have been specially developed for the busy families living, working or studying in the central city.  We cater to families that live permanently in our neighborhood, visit daily from the suburbs or visit for short periods from out of town.  Our services have become a central feature in the local community where families feel welcome, safe and respected.  We can accept all children under the age of 6; regardless of immigration status.

Healthy nutrition is an important aspect of child development and well-being.  All child enrollments, regardless of age or booking type, receive our meal plan as part of our normal service.   Our childcare centres have qualified chefs that prepare meals daily from fresh ingredients.  We recognize individual child dietary requirements as well as cultural requirements for the diverse range of cultures we represent.  We develop a seasonal menu on a four week rotating cycle to ensure meals are varied and nutritious.   

Child Advocacy, Care and Education are the cornerstone philosophies of our centre.  

Everything we do, every resource we provide, every relationship we foster and every decision we make contributes toward these objectives.  We are dedicated to acting in the child’s interests in all matters including those of an educational, social and safety nature.  We recognize that meaningful relationships are a key to a child’s education and development, underwritten by an appreciation of the wealth of cultures within our surrounding community.  

Multiculturalism is embedded within our Centre as we celebrate all cultural backgrounds to meet the needs of our Tamariki and Whanau.  We believe that cultural diversity enriches our knowledge and widens our professional perspectives and practices.  We welcome families to talk about their cultural values so that teaching staff can weave them into our curriculum and programme planning.  We strongly believe that children and families benefit from our multicultural setting, as children will grow with awareness and the capability to empathise with the needs of our growing multicultural society. Through an atmosphere of love and security, in which children feel valued, confident and safe, we believe that multiculturalism will foster healthy, optimistic attitudes; giving a balanced perspective on life. 

We believe in the importance of the family and strengthening the bonds of the family unit through a partnership between home and the Centre. Our goal is for an environment of open communication where whanau and caregivers feel comfortable discussing their hopes, joys, aspirations and concerns for children.  We believe that everyone has a voice and can contribute toward the stimulating discourse of Centre affairs.   Families are welcomed into the centre at any time of the day and are encouraged to stay and interact with their child whenever possible. 

Our curriculum is based on Te Whariki resulting in the outcomes of knowledge, skills and attitudes that combine together to form tamariki working theories and develop dispositions that encourage learning.  We seek to empower tamariki to grow as competent and confident learners and communicators who have a sense of belonging and know that they make a valued contribution to our Centre, whanau and tangata/community.  Children at our centre are taught morals and values in the curriculum.  This means an emphasis is placed on the importance of respect, acceptance, learning good manners, ethical behaviours and politeness.  Our curriculum is focused on being child-centred and is built on the learning that takes place in the family, community and the wider world.  We believe there are multiple pathways to a successful child learning experience originating from the child’s interest.  We place great importance on children’s learning through play, recognizing specific interests, strengths and abilities. As teachers we provide for children the love of learning, making their journey exciting and challenging for them to thrive now and for the rest of their lives. 

To uphold the centre spirit, staff work together as a happy and professional team.  As staff we celebrate each other’s differences and contributions through open communication, being supportive and respectful while accepting challenge.  We see it as our responsibility to create an environment which upholds the bicultural heritage of New Zealand and the principles of partnership inherent in Te Tiriti o Waitangi.  We celebrate a rich environment where languages, rituals and symbols of children’s own and other cultures are promoted and protected. To remain current in early childhood theory and practice, staff actively participate in continuing education to ensure an optimum learning experience for each child.

Licensed for

64 children

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Auckland CBD - Auckland

Honey Bees

Our eco-friendly ethos and love for nature organically evolves through our daily rituals. The space lends itself to joyful, meaningful learning experiences. Nestled in the heart of Aucklands CBD, it truly is an oasis that must be seen to be believed.

Honeybees Preschool is inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy. It is a sanctuary where we encompass warm professionalism, mindful rituals, foster exploration of our richly resourced environment, and nurture your child’s learning, development and individuality. We are enriched by the diverse culture, heritage, language and identity within our Honeybees community, together we create an atmosphere and environment that feels like home.

Honeybees is a place that provokes creativity, fun and learning in a Reggio inspired and eco friendly environment, focusing on natural materials and organically evolving experiences. A space where we view children as confident, capable learners; where passionate qualified teachers support and enable children to learn alongside one another; and where children are encouraged to explore their richly resourced environment in a meaningful context. Above all we will treasure every moment of each child’s journey as they develop and grow; learning about their world, sharing in the magic and wonder, and making happy memories.

Our philosophy

The Reggio approach to early childhood education has attracted international attention and numerous awards celebrating its success, due to its holistic, naturally evolving approach.

At the core of this philosophy is a view that children are endowed with “a hundred languages”, through which they can express their ideas. The aim of the Reggio approach is to help children explore these symbolic languages and to ensure the magic of play, imagination and sensory exploration is their foundation.

The philosophy is based on principles of respect, responsibility and community, effected through creativity and curiosity in a supportive and enriching environment, and driven by the interests of the children. It is an approach that focuses on a childs natural development, and is directed by the childs interests, taking the view that learning must make sense to the child in order to be effective and meaningful. 

Licensed for

50 children

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Auckland CBD - Auckland

Alten Road Early Childhood Centre

We recognise it is a big step putting your precious children into child care, and we strive to provide excellent care and education. Alten Road caters for children aged between 3 months and 5 years. Alten Road Early Childhood Centre caters for the children of students and staff of the University, with occasional places available for children from the community. We see children as agentic, competent and confident learners. We acknowledge that every child will bring with them their own "mana", personal power or potential, as well as their own ways of knowing and doing and we embrace this as part of our learning community. Our children are a gift that each family share with us. Our teaching team is committed to using Te Whariki and our practice is strongly influenced by the Pikler philosophy of respectful care. With exceptional teacher-child ratios, we offer small group sizes allowing for individualised care for each child. Our team of qualified and registered staff welcome you to come in and have a look around.

Licensed for

39 children

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Auckland CBD - Auckland

Symonds Street Early Childhood Centre

Ko ia mokopuna te hihiringa o te ao - Every child is potentially the light of the world.

The Symonds St team welcome you into our centre family, a place of fun and learning for your children, and support for you while you work or study at the University of Auckland.

Symonds St has a stable teaching team of qualified and dedicated professionals from diverse backgrounds. We are privileged to have a wide range of nationalities represented by the children enrolled in our centre; such diversity is a constant source of learning and celebration for us all.

Our practice is based on the Principles of Te Whāriki, as well as the ideas and inspiration we gain from current research and our own on-going studies. We regard holistic development as paramount for each child’s well-being.

The children’s whānau are welcome to visit our centre whenever they wish. By building these relationships of trust, we are able to work in each child’s best interests and to enhance her/his sense of self as being ‘capable and confident’.

Licensed for

36 children

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Auckland CBD - Auckland

Te Kōhanga Reo o Hineteiwaiwa

Ngā mihinui ki a koe mō te rau mai I tō tamaiti, ki te hono mai a whānau ki te whānau o Hineteiwaiwa Te Kōhanga Reo. Tēnā rawa atu koe. 

Hineteiwaiwa Te Kōhanga Reo is a Marae-based Kōhanga under the auspices of Waipapa Marae and caters to ngā hau e whā. 

It provides studying parents with a Māori alternative for the care and protection of their tamariki. This option has been embraced passionately by predominantly Māori parents wanting their children to learn and grow in a tikanga Māori environment. 

Hineteiwaiwa was started by the University for the benefit of its students although non-studying parents as well as non-Māori parents can apply for their children to attend.

It was established by the Tari Māori and continues to get tangible support from the department. Hineteiwaiwa operates under the Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust Charter Policy and is fully supported by the University of Auckland. 

Commitment to the kaupapa of Te Kōhanga Reo Hineteiwaiwa Te Kōhanga Reo Whānau are committed to the kaupapa of Te Kōhanga Reo as set out in the Korowai document. 

Hineteiwaiwa is based in the rohe of Ngāti Whātua and recognises their special status as Tāngata Whenua. It is also a pan-tribal Kōhanga Reo catering to the needs of students and working parents from throughout the Motu as well as being from other ethnic backgrounds. To this effect, all children will be required to learn their own Pepeha/Whakapapa. 

Hineteiwaiwa will access the support of whānau, hapu, iwi and the TKR National Trust to maintain the integrity of the Kaupapa of Te Kōhanga Reo. 

Ngā Tāngata Āwhina me ngā Rauemi Tautoko: 
Hineteiwaiwa has access resources including: 
a strong whānau base which incorporates the skills of a number of young professionals

  • a quality, experienced head kaiako a committed staff who love working with Ngā Kōhungahunga me tōna whānau kia
  • piki te ora tinana me te reo hoki access to the University’s support structures for its childcare facilities as well as its student support mechanisms
  • TKR National Trust resources support. 
  • Morimoria a Tātou tamariki ko rātou hoki te iwi mō āpopo (Nurture our tamariki for they are our future generation)

Te Kōhanga Reo

The kōhanga reo movement is a unique initiative based on total immersion in Māori language and values with the aim of passing on Māori culture to future generations.

Kōhanga reo emphasise the revitalisation of the culture through te reo Māori and are dependent on the active participation of the whole whānau. The kaupapa of kōhanga reo aims to strengthen whānau capabilities in cultural, social, economic, spiritual and political matters. Education, health and wellbeing are inherent within all aspects of the kaupapa. The prime focus is the whānau – its collective development, growth, accountability and wellbeing set within a Māori cultural context.

Kōhanga reo do not regard tamariki in isolation, but as important members of the whānau. The kōhanga reo philosophy is that tamariki will benefit when whānau successfully operate according to the kaupapa. Tamariki are an integral part of whānau development.

The following key goals are the foundation of te kōhanga reo kaupapa established in 1982:

  • total immersion in te reo Māori me ōna tikanga in daily operations
  • whānau decision-making, management and responsibility
  • accountability
  • health and wellbeing of mokopuna and whānau.

The key goals of te kōhanga reo assure that there will be:

  • security in te reo Māori
  • a supportive, caring environment for mokopuna
  • whānau (collective) sharing of responsibilities, knowledge and expertise
  • greater respect and appreciation of each other.

Licensed for

25 children