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Beachlands - Auckland

Small Fries Beachlands

At the core of everything we do is our faith in Jesus Christ.

Through partnership with whanau we strive to support not only tamariki but whanau groups to ensure their children get the best start to their learning journey and early years’ development.

With hospitality, kindness and generosity we provide a curriculum to enhance our tamariki’s sense of themselves as capable and competent learners.

We are a community, not-for-profit centre offering high quality with low fees (no charge for 3+yr old / $10 day for 2yr olds).  We have great teacher child ratio's (1:8 or better) and staff with 100% qualified teachers.   

There's nothing like getting a live view—phone now and book in a time to come and visit us as we'd love to show you around!!!

Licensed for

40 children

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5.00 (1)

Beachlands - Auckland

Beachlands/Maraetai Playcentre

We are a relaxed and welcoming group of families. The current membership is approximately 22 families and 37 children. We strive to provide quality sessions for our children and a supportive environment for our parents.

Located within the grounds of Beachlands School our purpose-built premises house a wide range of resources and a spacious and attractive outdoor environment.

Monday 9-1 pm: Big Kids session (From age 3.5)

Two supervisors lead children in the outdoors. Usually based at Omana Regional Park the children explore the park with a new adventure every week, based on the children’s interests. From time to time they move around other locations in the community interacting with the environment and locals along the way. The small group (8 max) allows for the development of friendships and group cohesion.

Tuesday – Friday 9-12 pm: Family sessions

Family sessions are open to all enrolled members and visitors. Parents share the running of the sessions and planning of activities to meet the interests and educational needs of the children.

Licensed for

30 children

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Beachlands - Auckland

BestStart Shelly Bay Road

We're open! Our beautiful new centre is open in Beachlands on Shelly Bay Road. Our brand new early learning centre provides quality education and care for children aged between 3 months to 5 years old.

Our indoor spaces are built to support the learning and development of every age group – Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers. Each room is equipped with high quality, focused resources designed to spark curious minds.

We have an expansive outdoor where children can challenge themselves on the playground equipment while building their independence and self-confidence.

Healthy, nutritious meals and snacks are provided throughout the day.

We offer BestStart’s Be School Ready initiative for our preschool children, which will be incorporated into everyday practice, assisting with the next step in their learning journey. The initiative encourages children to use their developing self-help skills and provides a range of opportunities to extend their independence.

Your child’s learning journey and milestones will be captured and shared through one-on-one communication and our online learning portfolios on Storypark. This is a great way to keep up to date with what your child is doing while at the centre. You can log in to see what’s been happening in their day, check out photos of them and comment on their activities find out more

We offer:

  • 20 hours free for 3-5 year olds and WINZ subsidies available* if required
  • Great teacher to child ratios
  • Gift for all new enrolments - contact us today to find out more!
  • We were recognised this year by Reader's Digest readers, who awarded us the Gold Quality Service award. 

Who is BestStart?

BestStart is for families who want more from early-childhood education. Safe, nurturing and educationally focused, we’re committed to growing caring people with curious minds.

Together we teach, learn and nurture.

Our vision is to work in partnership with families, whanau and communities to enable children to achieve their learning potential.

Ko tō mātou tirohanga hei mahi ngātahi i te taha o ngā whānau me ngā hāpori, kia āwhinatia ngā tamariki, kia tū pito mata ai rāatou, hei rangatira mō āpōpō.

We are committed to being a progressive and responsive leader in early-childhood education. We do this by enhancing our services, investing in our people, developing our support structure and continuously improving the educational outcomes and experiences of our children, families and the communities we serve.

Some facts:

  • We’re licensed to educate and care for 15,000 full-time children daily.
  • 18,000 families use BestStart services annually.
  • We have over 270 centres nationwide located from Whangarei to Invercargill.
  • Each centre is managed by a Centre Manager who is supported by a local Area Manager. This gives our centre teams ongoing quality training and support.
  • Te Whāriki, the world-wide acclaimed national early childhood education curriculum, is used in all centres.
  • We have over 4500 permanent teachers nationally. Over 90% of our permanent teaching staff are either fully qualified with a diploma or bachelor of teaching (ECE) or higher, or are in training. These figures are very high by national standards within the ECE sector.
  • We provide a two-year Advice and Guidance Programme for all recently certified teachers, providing further mentoring and training. This gives strong support for teachers from provisional registration to full teacher registration with the NZ Teachers Council.
  • We regularly spend around $4 million on teacher training per annum.

We’re for children

At our heart is our commitment and passion for children. Central to this belief is our focus on the holistic development of children. We support children to explore the world around them, learning through relationships, creating a love of learning in an ever-changing world. Exploration, friendship and fun are part of the journey.

We’re for good

BestStart is a registered charity owned by the Wright Family Foundation. We support initiatives and programmes within BestStart and the wider early-childhood education sector (ECE) that support good outcomes for all children. We do this because we want to make a positive difference to the lives of all children.

Innovation leads us

At BestStart, innovation guides our thinking. We advocate positive change for learners through our research and practice. We’re proud to be thought leaders within ECE, openly challenging ourselves to think differently to provide the best for our children, families and staff.

We’re responsive

Our centres reflect their children, staff and communities. We celebrate individuality, uniqueness and diversity, encouraging a spirit of empathy, understanding and collaboration. Through our responsive relationships and our curriculum, we support learners to choose their own path.

Our people matter

At BestStart people come first. When we grow and develop our people, everyone benefits. We strive for whakamana/empowerment, nurturing a culture of excellence with engaged, talented professionals. Their commitment, skill and passion light our way.

Licensed for

80 children

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Beachlands - Auckland

Just Kidz Beachlands

Just Kidz Beachlands, is proud of the experienced and passionate staff who provide ‘a fun place to learn’, whilst ensuring each and every learner feels safe, welcomed, recognised and supported in their development and care. The staff are nurturing and value each child, encouraging their potential and inspiring curiosity and exploration, leading to a life of learning and social competence. In this, children learn with and alongside each other, communicating and sharing, whilst developing confidence in leading their learning, inspired by Reggio Emilia philosophy and Te Whāriki, the NZ ECE curriculum.

At Just Kidz Beachlands, we value, respect and recognise each child’s culture and identity. We want our children and families to hold a true sense of belonging within our centre and to feel that we are an extension of their home and community. Children and whanau will feel warm and welcomed, supported, heard and acknowledged.

We provide information about children’s ongoing development and learning through online portfolios, to enable sharing with family easily, as well as providing a portfolio book that each child can keep and revisit. These resources, beautifully capture the magic of learning and experience that each child embraces. In this, we work in partnership with parents and whanau in building on each child’s learning journey and recognise parents as first teachers.

Licensed for

86 children

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Beachlands - Auckland

Pohutukawa Kidz

Our Philosophy

At Pohutukawa Kidz, we have a deep understanding of what makes children tick. Our Focus is on helping each child develop his/her potential through a healthy mix of educational and recreational activities.

Te Whariki shows us that “Children are confident and Competent Learners” which is why our educational programme encompasses this principle.

It used to be said “It takes a whole Village to raise a child ,” We believe it takes a “whole team to raise a child .” Our Expertise and experience in the industry will be pooled in with our experienced and passionate teachers.

Our Goal is to provide your child with a safe, clean, nurturing, caring environment, where your child will feel safe, secure and important, thus letting their own individuality and talents shine.

At Pohutukawa Kidz they can achieve and learn to fulfil their own individual potential.


The mission of our early childhood education programs is to work in partnership with families and the community. We strive to enhance the abilities and skills of our children integrating Social, Physical, Intellectual, communicational and emotional developments using Science, Mathematics, Arts, Recreation and Technology (SMART) programmes


Together, we can prepare your child for the wonderful future that lies ahead.

Our Benefits - He Whakakitenga

To achieve our vision and benefits are:

  • A commitment and passion to support success and Maori and pasifika learners.
  • Children learn best in a setting that reflects the diversity of the community.
  • All children are capable of learning and have individual needs skills and talents.
  • Children learn best as active participants in co-operative play based experiences.
  • Children learn best through experiences that enhance their self-esteem help them make choices and develop competencies.
  • Children learn best using a unified developmentally appropriate curriculum using child centered teaching practices and support services.
  • Parents/ caregivers and kaiako are child primary and on-going educators, sharing equally in the child’s education.
  • Centre based learning experiences provide the child with the foundation of ongoing learning and support the child and family to become responsible partners in community life.

Licensed for

69 children

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Beachlands - Auckland

Chasing Joy Early Learning

Chasing Joy

How did Chasing Joy get its name?

Joy is about being in the moment, experiencing great delight and happiness brought about by something extraordinarily satisfying.  Joyous people look for the good in every situation - which is a real skill.

Joy was also Todd’s Mum’s middle name.  Carolyn passed away when Todd was just eight years old.  From all the stories we’ve been told and what Todd remembers of his Mum, Carolyn was a joy by name and a joy by nature.  She was warm, clever, full of life, generous and always saw the good in people.  We think naming our centre after someone with qualities like those makes for a pretty awesome foundation.

Curiosity is a natural by product of joyful learning.  If there is one thing we wanted  (and still want) for our children it is to be curious about the world around them; to be able to live in, and appreciate being in the moment.

Who are the owners?

Chasing Joy Early Learning is a privately owned centre in the beautiful community of Beachlands, Auckland.

Todd and Anneke (said Arnika) have dreamed of owning and running a centre since their own children were very young.

Anneke is a primary trained teacher.  She is passionate about high quality education and supporting teachers on their own journeys. 

Todd is the other director.  Although not in the centre on a daily basis, he is Mr Fixit on the weekends, and offers a cool head and always a common sense approach.

Chasing Joy is our only preschool.  Our whole hearts are invested in making this centre everything we would have wanted for our own children. We hope our place brings joy to children, their whanau, our kaiako (teachers) and the wider community of Beachlands.

Look forward to seeing you soon

~Todd and Anneke Reeves

Licensed for

73 children

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Beachlands - Auckland

Early Connections Childcare Centre

Are you considering your childcare options?

Do you want that special 'home away from home' for your child?

We are proud to offer high quality chidcare in a gorgeous homely environment.  

Our teaching team are passionate and inspiring to work alonside each day and from this the children have the most amazing hands on learning experiences.

As owners of the centre both Vicki and Sarah are fully qualified early childhood teachers.  This is reflected each day in our interactions with the children, staff and families.  We love to help, we know each child and their families and we have a wonderful respect for our team.  You will see us each day 'mucking in' and having a great time as we do it!

We look forward to meeting you!

Our Philosophy...

At Early Connections, we believe ...

That all people young and old come together as one, connecting through life experiences, dreams and goals.

We appreciate individuality, inclusiveness, dignity and respectfulness.

We believe that if children feel safe and secure in trusting relationships and a safe homely environment they will confidently engage in play, exploration, contribution and relationships.

We value the environment and all that this can offer through natural exploration and inquisitiveness. We offer many opportunities for learning, education, and life skills and we embrace this in all that we do.

We support our local community and all that if offers.  Exploration is an important aspect of child development and our natural environment that surrounds us offers plenty of opportunity for this.

Through our experiences and every day learning we believe that we can all connect and learn from each other’s knowledge and passions.

Early Connections values professional and personal development and aims to meet the needs of our children, family, and teachers through a range of expertise from both within our team and externally.

Licensed for

70 children

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Beachlands - Auckland

Cool Kids Montessori Early Learning Centre

 Cool Kids is an early learning centre in Beachlands.

Licensed for

50 children

A picture of Beachlands Montessori Early Learning Centre

Beachlands - Auckland

Beachlands Montessori Early Learning Centre

Beachlands Montessori is in a purpose-built centre with light and airy modern classrooms.

We have well-designed play areas for toddlers and pre-schoolers and each space includes specially designed equipment to support our Montessori education philosophy. Children have access to a range of opportunities including reading, writing, painting and more.

The outdoor area includes:

  • climbing equipment
  • slides
  • swings
  • space for outdoor games
  • sandpit
  • a playhouse

Children can also interact with our friendly dinosaurs including our welcoming  Brachiosaurus by the front entrance.

Our indoor and outdoor spaces are carefully designed to inspire and encourage children

  1. Our purpose-built centre is light, airy and welcoming
  2. The environment is prepared with specially designed Montessori Material suited to individual needs
  3. Our outdoor area includes play equipment, a sand pit, a playhouse and friendly dinosaurs

Licensed for

50 children