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Botany Downs - Auckland

Kindercare Botany Downs

Looking for safe, loving childcare in Botany Downs?

You’ll find it at our daycare centre where every day begins and ends with love and we support every family and their individual needs. Our Centre Director, Abbey Saxon, and her enthusiastic team provide the safe, loving care you would choose for your child, in our welcoming ‘home-away-from-home’ centre. To support the needs of families and whānau, we offer both full day, and part time care and education.

We look forward to welcoming your whānau into our Kindercare family, where your child will be cherished from infancy, until they leave our care for school.  We are conveniently located for families in Golflands, Somerville, and Botany Downs.

Hours of fun and learning

Open daily throughout the year (except for weekends and statutory holidays) 7.15am to 5.30pm Monday to 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 care and learning since 1998, our centre is designed to care for your child from infancy through to preschool and when they are ready for primary school. Because we understand that when your child feels secure and nurtured, they will have the confidence to explore freely, challenge themselves, learn essential foundation skills, and have fun.

So, when you choose Kindercare Botany Downs, you’re choosing a team who are passionate about early childhood care and education, about diversity, and about helping your child reach their full potential through play-based learning and supported by our strong, trusting partnership with family and whānau.

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Licensed for

112 children

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Botany Downs - Auckland

Home Grown Kids Botany Downs

Thinking about Home Based childcare with Home Grown Kids?

All of our Educators are carefully selected and screened including Police Vetting, identity checks, an interview that assess their attitudes and values toward children and an overall assessment of risk.

Enquire today and we’ll be in touch with you soon to provide the perfect option for your family.

Choosing the Best Educator for Your Child

We stand strong alongside our Educators. We care about them and we’re committed to the work they do, supporting and communicating with them every step of the way. We understand that engaged, fulfilled Educators make for happy families and even happier tamariki who thrive in these small group settings.

Small Group Setting

Our Home Based childcare groups are capped at a maximum of four children under the age of six, including Educators’ own children. This means we can offer each child the individual attention they need to flourish.

The best fit for your whānau values

Our Educators offer a range of different programmes based around their beliefs, values, culture, background and philosophies. Over 90% of our Educators hold a recognised ECE qualification. Some of our Educators are mothers and grandmothers with fantastic life skills, experience and knowledge. We’ll listen to your needs and then offer, where possible, a range of Educators. You will get to choose an Educator that you and your whānau connect with and trust.

Exceeding educational standards

An education programme that reflects New Zealand ECE curriculum - Te Whāriki. We are a Ministry of Education approved and licensed Early Childhood Education provider. Regularly reviewed by the

Education Review Office to ensure all our Home Based environments not only meet, but exceed the Ministry of Education’s Licensing Criteria for Home-based Services (2008).

Subsidies available

We’re an approved Work and Income provider and can support you to access a childcare subsidy if you are eligible.

20 hours ECE scheme

The Government subsidises all children aged 3-5 years (or 6 if not enrolled in school) who attend an ECE facility, making access more affordable for all.

Leaders in development practices for each child

All our Educators are supported and guided by our Visiting Teachers who are Qualified certificated ECE teachers with many years’ experience and expertise in early childhood education. Our Visiting Teachers regularly attend professional development to keep up-to-date with current research and theory for best practice for Education and care for under fives.

Our philosophy, vision and mission

  • Our Vision– The why – The reason we exist:

To provide a family friendly wrap around support service that enables all tamariki/whanau to learn, grow and thrive in a home-based setting. Investing in cultivating kindness, strong and professional relationships, in all our people to continue growing as lifelong learners

  • Mission Statement – The How -How are we going to achieve the Vision?

We will achieve our Vision through ensuring that every team member is emotionally invested in the well-being of our people including tamariki, whanau, Educators, communities and our Edubase family. We value successes and that these are not ours alone, the greatest success comes from the strengths of many. Our passion, knowledge and commitment will be the catalyst that enables everyone to learn, thrive and achieve.

  • Philosophy Statement

Edubase is a Home Based Early Childhood Education service that is committed to providing nurturing learning environments where tamariki thrive as individuals through an authentic play-based, natural learning education and care programme, in a home setting.

To enrich the learning of each tamariki we form strong community connections, developing links within the home and the learning environments of our Kaiako. Tamariki learn respect for people, places and things, shaping Aotearoa and developing an appreciation of New Zealand’s dual heritage. We continually strive to develop knowledge and an understanding of the cultural heritages of both partners to Te Tiriti o Waitangi – supporting a holistic approach to learning which is guided by our NZ Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whāriki.

Educators and Nannies offer comfortable, small group sizes, fostering respectful and reciprocal relationships, promoting tikanga Māori within their practice.

As an Organisation, we pride ourselves on cultivating strong, professional relationships, strengthening capability in all our people to continue growing as lifelong learners.

Edubase celebrates the diversity and uniqueness of each tamaiti, whanau and Kaiako and the gifts they bring. They are taonga, a treasure or gift. All things cultural are affirmed and celebrated, aiming to support children in gaining a positive awareness of their own and other cultures.

Tiaki nga tamariki – take care of the children

Licensed for

4 children

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Botany Downs - Auckland

Early Impressions Learning Centre

The Reggio Emilia approach stems from a innovative and successful programme developed in Italy which has received International recognition.

The Reggio Emilia philosophy is based on the following key aspects:

The Image of the Child is full of understanding and knowledge.

Teachers as Partners contribute to the learning process.  Teachers observe and listen to children carefully asking questions to discover children’s ideas, hypotheses and theories using the understanding they gain to act as a resource for children.

The Environment acts as the third teacher in both the inside and outside environments, fostering encounters, communication and relationships.

Projects originate from a chance experience, an event, idea or a problem posed by one or more children, or an experience initiated directly by teachers.  They can last from a few days to a few weeks and are introduced to provoke children’s creative thinking and problem solving thereby opening different avenues of exploration.

Licensed for

50 children

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