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4.90 (10)

Glenfield - Auckland

Kauri Kids Glenfield

As part of the Glenfield Leisure Centre, our children enjoy regular access to the centre's facilities, including the swimming pool and the ActivZone skating rink. We also provide additional opportunities for children to get active by taking them on trips to local parks.

Why choose Kauri Kids?

At Kauri Kids, we believe that with the right nurturing all tamariki can be as mighty as the kauri tree. Our goal is to enable our tamariki and their whānau to develop the skills they need to reach their potential and live a healthy and prosperous life. Kauri Kids' vision and values:

Our commitment to sustainability.

We empower tamariki to care for the environment so they can become kaitiaki (custodians), use resources wisely, and take an active role in fighting climate change. Each centre has its own environmental initiatives. These could include:

  • using cloth wipes and nappies instead of disposables
  • wet bags instead of plastic bags
  • worm farming and composting food scraps
  • beeswax wraps instead of plastic wrap
  • collecting and repurposing bread tags
  • recycling yoghurt pots and baby food plastic pouches
  • a shared vegetable and herb garden.

The power of free play

We're strong believers in the power of free play and play-based learning. That's why you won't see many 'typical' toys or structured activities when you walk into our spaces. We set tamariki up with real, everyday objects and natural play materials, and leave it up to them to choose what interests them. We help them to develop their imaginations and explore the environment around them. Children love moving and being physically active is an important part of everyday life. With this in mind, we actively encourage children to move freely on their own, as their capabilities and development allow. Tamariki are also given daily opportunities to practice climbing, balancing, kicking, throwing and jumping.

Nurturing relationships

We value respectful relationships. At our centres, our kaiako (teachers) recognise and respond to tamariki as individuals. We value their mana (self-esteem) and their sense of belonging. Kaiako also encourage tuākana / teina (older person/younger person) relationships. We teach social skills by supporting and guiding tamariki in their learning. We encourage them to be resilient, take risks, understand and express their emotions.

Creating global citizens

In order to succeed in our rapidly changing, and increasingly interconnected world, we teach our tamariki to become global citizens. Global citizenship is the idea that everyone, no matter where they live, is part of a worldwide community and they should respect other cultures and the environment and contribute to wider society. Our curriculum helps tamariki develop essential skills that will support their lifelong learning and promote respect for diversity such as:

  • problem-solving,
  • communication,
  • collaboration and
  • cross-cultural awareness.

Our pricing

We offer a minimum of 20 hours free for children aged over 3 years who are enrolled for a minimum of 2 days per week.
We now also offer 30 hours free for children aged over 3 years who are enrolled for 6 hours per day/5 days per week

Additional hours are charged at an affordable hourly rate. 

Licensed for

30 children

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4.83 (2)

Glenfield - Auckland

Lollipops North Harbour

Nestled in sunny Totara Vale, Lollipops North Harbour offers safe, nurturing and inspiring care for the early years. Spread across three separate buildings, each catering for specific ages and stages of development, we provide everything your little one needs to learn and thrive.

Our caring, dedicated teachers strive to bring out the best in each child, in an environment that’s respectful, engaging and fun. Children are encouraged to explore the outdoors, embrace adventure, and cultivate curiosity, as they progress on their journey to becoming confident and capable learners.

Give your child the greatest gift. Start their learning journey at Lollipops North Harbour.

Our philosophy

Lollipops North Harbour has three separate buildings to cater for different ages and stages. Each centre has a slightly different philosophy, but they all share the same core value of respect. Our Kiwis building (0 to 2.5 years) follows the RIE approach; our Fantails building (2.5 to 3.5 years) works with aspects of the RIE approach as well as the Reggio Approach; while our Kakapos building (3.5 to 5 years) follows the Reggio approach.

Our rooms

Lollipops North Harbour has three separate buildings, specially designed for each age and stage. This means we can deliver safe, nurturing and age appropriate learning experiences for all our children.

Kiwis

Calm and peaceful, this centre is set up for the youngest members of the Lollipops family – from 3 weeks to 2.5 years. Up until the age of one, our children are assigned one core teacher, who takes on the primary care role. We follow the natural rhythms of each child, respecting individual routines and allowing children to grow and learn at their own unhurried pace.

Fantails

This vibrant and engaging centre caters for our toddlers aged from approximately 2.5 to 3.5 years old. Here you’ll find plenty of opportunities for your child to develop their gross and fine motor skills and build confidence through climbing equipment and an environment that supports physical exploratory play. A full core curriculum is offered, and routines include pre-meal mat time, and kai time in which children use real china, and learn to wash their hands, sit at the table and develop self-help skills.

Kakapos

This building is home away from home for our children aged from 3 to 5. Here they are encouraged to be independent and take responsibility for themselves, their belongings and actions – crucial preparation for primary school. Divided into different spaces, our Nest is a hub for dramatic play, science and nature, blocks, books and puzzles, while our Art Studio gives children the opportunity to explore clay, paint, collage and beading. Koru Group is our transition to school room, where children explore all seven areas of the New Zealand primary curriculum. Big emphasis is placed around kai times, with a sit down lunch every day that supports self-help skills, independence and social skills.

Why choose us?

There are a host of reasons why families choose Lollipops North Harbour. Here are just a few of them:

  • Three separate buildings specially designed for different age groups
  • Awesome teachers who love what they do
  • Half and full day options available
  • Ideally located away from noise and traffic
  • Fantastic spacious outdoor areas
  • Abundant vegetable garden
  • Two local parks a short walk away
  • Delicious, nutritious cooked meals provided
  • Currently working towards renewing our Healthy Heart Gold award
  • Individual portfolios and online tool ‘StoryPark’ enable parents, whanau and staff to work together to support development and learning for each child
  • Centre pets including a rabbit, a cockatiel, and three guinea pigs
  • Lots of fun activities including dance and Zumba
  • Close links with Target Road Primary School - we often join their Kapa Haka practices, visit their new entrance classrooms, and get invited to their special events

Our team of dedicated teachers provide the  highest quality care and education,  delivering rich and inspiring learning experiences and environments that bring out the best in every child. Unlock your child’s unique potential.

Licensed for

53 children

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4.92 (2)

Glenfield - Auckland

Windy Ridge Playcentre

Nau mai, haere mai and welcome to Windy Ridge Playcentre

Playcentre is unlike any other early childhood education organisation. At Playcentre, both children and their parents / caregivers attend.

At Playcentre children get the opportunity to learn and explore in a fun and safe environment.

The curiosity and creativity of our tamariki is nurtured in a way that allows them to learn about themselves and their world.

Your child will be given a chance to explore, create, climb, read, sing, experiment, play music, wear costumes, have their face painted (or do it themselves!), garden, do carpentry with real tools, bake and cook, build sandcastles, swing, slide, dance, spend time in nature and get messy.

The activities change every day. Playcentre parents all bring different skills, interests, and cultural backgrounds to add to the rich learning environment.

We welcome families with children aged 0 – 6 years. Mixed age play allows your children to engage with others older and younger than themselves. Pre-schoolers learn how to communicate, share and negotiate with empathy for their younger peers.

At Playcentre, families come together and lifelong friendships are formed.

Licensed for

30 children

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4.58 (2)

Glenfield - Auckland

BestStart Glenfield

At BestStart Glenfield our priority is to recognize and nurture each child so that they may achieve their full potential. This journey starts with our youngest learner at 3 months and extends to school age. BestStart Glenfield takes pride in our strong links between the centre, home, and the wider Glenfield and Bayview community.


Nurture the nature of the child and watch them grow

Our environments are challenging and thoughtfully prepared to support creativity and age appropriate learning. We celebrate diversity and acknowledge that every tamariki brings their own interests, experiences, and strengths to the centre. Our team is passionate about early childhood education and take part in regular professional learning opportunities to continue their own learning to provide our children with the very best education and care.


Te Atawhai and Te Pihinga Rooms are designed for tamariki from 3 months to two years. Our philosophy in our infant’s area takes inspiration from the RIE philosophy, meaning our Kaiako respect our infants and trust that they are natural inventors, explorers, and self-learners. We provide an environment that is strong in respect, belonging and exploration. We follow a primary caregiving approach with the aim of providing a seamless transition for both tamariki and whanau. Each child’s development is captured through beautiful stories which form their individual learning journey. Our environments are beautiful, carefully curated spaces and our sleep area is a star filled wonderland.


Te Puawai Room is an area for tamariki, from 2 to around 3 years to blossom. This area supports tamariki as they grow and develop their communication and social skills. The classroom is designed for open-ended exploration and the development of relationships with kaiako and peers, giving the opportunity for our tamariki to learn with and alongside others. Our teaching approach is very relationship led as we work closely with our tamariki and their whanau to provide meaningful and authentic learning experiences that provoke investigation and problem-solving. Within this year we see our tamariki nurturing so many different skills and getting ready for the years ahead, we feel this is a great time to extend on their self-help skills, nurturing confident and independent tamariki.


Te Whakakaha and Te Tutika Rooms are designed for supporting tamariki 3 years and over. We believe our tamariki are confident and capable learners and we therefore set up our environment to nurture curiosity through loose parts. Loose parts are any objects that can be used and moved around with no set purpose in mind. We foster friendships as tamariki work alongside kaiako who encourage them to grow their skills to be independent and confident in all areas of the curriculum. Our unique Be School Ready initiative has been developed to ensure that tamariki leave our centre as confident, capable learners who are prepared for the next step in their education journey. The tamariki in this area have the opportunity to experience primary school before they start with regular visits to Bayview and Manuka Primary to spend time in the new entrant classroom, library, attend jump jam, and use the playground.

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

100 children

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4.67 (1)

Glenfield - Auckland

Marlborough Kindergarten

Kia ora and welcome to Marlborough Kindergarten


Welcome to Marlborough Kindergarten!  We have a fun, stimulating environment that empowers children, where their play is valued as meaningful learning.  A caring respectful environment that embraces Aotearoa’s bicultural and our multicultural community.


Marlborough Kindergarten is proud to have achieved Silver Enviroschool status.  We have a strong focus on sustainability concepts.


We support children to build foundations for life-long learning which eases the transition to school.


Our learning philosophy

For the past 110 years, the Auckland Kindergarten Association has been igniting young minds by encouraging them to explore their imaginations through play. For many of us, kindergarten was where we began our life of learning; it was where we started learning skills like sharing, tolerance, patience, respect and self-confidence.

We view children as capable, competent, life-long learners, and our philosophy encourages children to make their own learning choices, problem-solve and observe and explore at their own pace…with support from teachers, parents, wider whānau and their peers. We value the importance of child-initiated, play-based experiences. Our kindergarten teachers nurture your children’s interests and natural curiosity by working alongside them, expanding language and introducing mathematical and science concepts, as well as literacy, digital technology and sustainable practices.

Our centres have gardens and natural outdoor spaces where children can create, explore, be imaginative and expressive. There’s plenty of room to safely run about, being imaginative and physically active. In fact, the natural world is essential to free-range play. AKA encourages each kindergarten community to explore and enrich their diversity and uniqueness. Some have regular excursions into the local community; some are Enviroschool kindergartens that live and breathe sustainable practices; while others engage in long-term research on child interest-based programmes of learning.

As an organisation, we formally acknowledge the dual heritage of Aotearoa / New Zealand, and work to uphold the spirit and intent of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in each kindergarten. We are accessible, secular and welcoming to the wide diversity of tamariki and whānau who attend our centres, and value ongoing partnerships between teaching teams and leadership staff with families and whānau. We value ongoing learning for teachers, parents and whānau, and the sharing of knowledge, skills and attributes is fundamental to achieving the best learning outcomes for children. Teachers and staff can access collegial professional time to ensure that quality practice is enhanced so current theories of learning and development within New Zealand’s world-class Te Whāriki early childhood curriculum are shared and understood.

Children learn

Children in our kindergartens have the opportunity to:

  • Feel confident, develop responsibility and a sense of independence
  • Play meaningfully alongside other children and adults
  • Develop effective communication skills
  • Persevere, problem-solve and take risks
  • Explore limits, boundaries, routines and conflict resolution strategies
  • Practice fine motor skills such as threading, writing, cutting and grasping
  • Develop gross motor play such as physical games like climbing, throwing, kicking, balancing and lifting
  • Develop creative expressions through painting, music, collage, movement, dance, finger-painting, drawing, cutting, pasting and story sharing
  • Develop early numeracy, literacy and science skills
  • Learn techniques through trial and error
  • Explore the world through experimenting, questioning and curiosity
  • Develop confidence and celebrate both attempts and successes
  • Develop a passion for learning and a love of life
  • Have fun!

Older children will be supported in their transition to school to make this process as simple and seamless as possible. Book a visit here on Kindello today, we’d love to meet you.

Licensed for

40 children

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4.67 (1)

Glenfield - Auckland

Sunnynook Kindergarten

Here at Sunnynook Kindergarten, we have recently renovated our indoor area, providing children with a modern environment in which to explore and learn.

Sunnynook Kindergarten’s qualified and passionate teachers focus on developing children’s emerging interests as a foundation for learning.

With well-established community and school networks, Sunnynook Kindergarten is an inclusive kindergarten – everyone is welcome!  Come and see our kindergarten in action!

Our learning philosophy

For the past 110 years, the Auckland Kindergarten Association has been igniting young minds by encouraging them to explore their imaginations through play. For many of us, kindergarten was where we began our life of learning; it was where we started learning skills like sharing, tolerance, patience, respect and self-confidence.

We view children as capable, competent, life-long learners, and our philosophy encourages children to make their own learning choices, problem-solve and observe and explore at their own pace…with support from teachers, parents, wider whānau and their peers. We value the importance of child-initiated, play-based experiences. Our kindergarten teachers nurture your children’s interests and natural curiosity by working alongside them, expanding language and introducing mathematical and science concepts, as well as literacy, digital technology and sustainable practices.

Our centres have gardens and natural outdoor spaces where children can create, explore, be imaginative and expressive. There’s plenty of room to safely run about, being imaginative and physically active. In fact, the natural world is essential to free-range play. AKA encourages each kindergarten community to explore and enrich their diversity and uniqueness. Some have regular excursions into the local community; some are Enviroschool kindergartens that live and breathe sustainable practices; while others engage in long-term research on child interest-based programmes of learning.

As an organisation, we formally acknowledge the dual heritage of Aotearoa / New Zealand, and work to uphold the spirit and intent of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in each kindergarten. We are accessible, secular and welcoming to the wide diversity of tamariki and whānau who attend our centres, and value ongoing partnerships between teaching teams and leadership staff with families and whānau. We value ongoing learning for teachers, parents and whānau, and the sharing of knowledge, skills and attributes is fundamental to achieving the best learning outcomes for children. Teachers and staff can access collegial professional time to ensure that quality practice is enhanced so current theories of learning and development within New Zealand’s world-class Te Whāriki early childhood curriculum are shared and understood.

Children learn

Children in our kindergartens have the opportunity to:

  • Feel confident, develop responsibility and a sense of independence
  • Play meaningfully alongside other children and adults
  • Develop effective communication skills
  • Persevere, problem-solve and take risks
  • Explore limits, boundaries, routines and conflict resolution strategies
  • Practice fine motor skills such as threading, writing, cutting and grasping
  • Develop gross motor play such as physical games like climbing, throwing, kicking, balancing and lifting
  • Develop creative expressions through painting, music, collage, movement, dance, finger-painting, drawing, cutting, pasting and story sharing
  • Develop early numeracy, literacy and science skills
  • Learn techniques through trial and error
  • Explore the world through experimenting, questioning and curiosity
  • Develop confidence and celebrate both attempts and successes
  • Develop a passion for learning and a love of life
  • Have fun!

Older children will be supported in their transition to school to make this process as simple and seamless as possible. Book a visit here on Kindello today, we’d love to meet you.

Licensed for

40 children

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4.33 (1)

Glenfield - Auckland

Active Explorers Glenfield Rimu

Conveniently located near the Glenfield Mall, Active Explorers Camrose is a welcoming and homely early childhood centre that’s passionate about connecting children to nature.

Our fantastic outdoor spaces have trees to climb, monkey bars and climbing frames to play on, and vegetable gardens to plant and tend to. With three separate rooms catering for each age and stage, and a team of caring and experienced registered teachers, Active Explorers Camrose offers everything your child needs to have fun, learn, and thrive.

Our philosophy

At Active Explorers Camrose we are committed to having an environment where relationships reflect values such as respectfulness, nurturing, inclusiveness and collaboration. Where the belief that uninterrupted play is the child's work, within an environment that provides opportunities for children to pursue their individual interests. We also aspire to provide/create a curriculum that fosters ‘Inspired Thinking’ and speaks to our past, present and future and supports our children as ‘global citizens’ that are adaptive, creative and resilient.

Our rooms

Active Explorers Camrose has three separate rooms each with its own awesome outdoor playground. This enables us to deliver age appropriate experiences for children at each different age and stage.

Infants Room

This room is our home away from home for our under 2s and is a safe, warm and nurturing space with a beautiful spacious playground dedicated to our babies. We have a strong focus on primary care and follow the natural rhythm of each child. 

Toddlers Room

Specially designed for our 2 to 3 year olds, our homely Toddlers Room is where our children start learning about respect and doing things independently. An amazing playground, complete with a huge trunk and climbing frame, provides endless opportunities for children to build their physical skills.

Preschool Room

Our 3 to 5 year olds start preparing for school in this room. There’s a big focus on building resilience and getting children closer to nature. There are trees to climb, herb gardens to care for and plenty of opportunities to get outdoors and have fun.

Why choose us?

There are a host of reasons why families choose Active Explorers Camrose. Here are just a few of them:

  • Convenient location not far from the Glenfield Mall
  • Fantastic outdoor areas with awesome playgrounds and trees to climb
  • Vegetable gardens which the children tend
  • Rooms are welcoming and homely
  • Good facilities and well resourced
  • Healthy Heart meals provided
  • Free nappies
  • Lovely team of registered teachers
  • Three separate rooms cater for different ages and stages

Licensed for

80 children

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Glenfield - Auckland

Bayview Kindergarten

Kia ora and welcome to Bayview Kindergarten

Here at Bayview Kindergarten we have developed a strong relationship with Bayview Primary School and the wider community.  This helps support your children as they transition into school, making this process as easy as possible.

Bayview Kindergarten has a modern facility and learning environment where our tamariki thrive and create new learning experiences. One of our focuses is on sustainability and garden-to-table – helping your children understand nature and sustainable living.

Our friendly and welcoming teachers will be more than happy to show you around, come visit us!

Our learning philosophy

For the past 110 years, the Auckland Kindergarten Association has been igniting young minds by encouraging them to explore their imaginations through play. For many of us, kindergarten was where we began our life of learning; it was where we started learning skills like sharing, tolerance, patience, respect and self-confidence.

We view children as capable, competent, life-long learners, and our philosophy encourages children to make their own learning choices, problem-solve and observe and explore at their own pace…with support from teachers, parents, wider whānau and their peers. We value the importance of child-initiated, play-based experiences. Our kindergarten teachers nurture your children’s interests and natural curiosity by working alongside them, expanding language and introducing mathematical and science concepts, as well as literacy, digital technology and sustainable practices.

Our centres have gardens and natural outdoor spaces where children can create, explore, be imaginative and expressive. There’s plenty of room to safely run about, being imaginative and physically active. In fact, the natural world is essential to free-range play. AKA encourages each kindergarten community to explore and enrich their diversity and uniqueness. Some have regular excursions into the local community; some are Enviroschool kindergartens that live and breathe sustainable practices; while others engage in long-term research on child interest-based programmes of learning.

As an organisation, we formally acknowledge the dual heritage of Aotearoa / New Zealand, and work to uphold the spirit and intent of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in each kindergarten. We are accessible, secular and welcoming to the wide diversity of tamariki and whānau who attend our centres, and value ongoing partnerships between teaching teams and leadership staff with families and whānau. We value ongoing learning for teachers, parents and whānau, and the sharing of knowledge, skills and attributes is fundamental to achieving the best learning outcomes for children. Teachers and staff can access collegial professional time to ensure that quality practice is enhanced so current theories of learning and development within New Zealand’s world-class Te Whāriki early childhood curriculum are shared and understood.

Children learn

Children in our kindergartens have the opportunity to:

  • Feel confident, develop responsibility and a sense of independence
  • Play meaningfully alongside other children and adults
  • Develop effective communication skills
  • Persevere, problem-solve and take risks
  • Explore limits, boundaries, routines and conflict resolution strategies
  • Practice fine motor skills such as threading, writing, cutting and grasping
  • Develop gross motor play such as physical games like climbing, throwing, kicking, balancing and lifting
  • Develop creative expressions through painting, music, collage, movement, dance, finger-painting, drawing, cutting, pasting and story sharing
  • Develop early numeracy, literacy and science skills
  • Learn techniques through trial and error
  • Explore the world through experimenting, questioning and curiosity
  • Develop confidence and celebrate both attempts and successes
  • Develop a passion for learning and a love of life
  • Have fun!

Older children will be supported in their transition to school to make this process as simple and seamless as possible. Book a visit here on Kindello today, we’d love to meet you.

Licensed for

40 children

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Glenfield - Auckland

Glenfield Kindergarten

Kia ora and welcome to Glenfield Kindergarten Glenfield Kindergarten participated as part of the Inclusion Project 2015. This project focuses on the changing social, cultural and learning needs of children with the aim of making kindergarten accessible for everyone. At Glenfield Kindergarten we have a strong sustainability focus and have achieved Silver Enviroschool status. We use natural and recycled resources in our programmes wherever possible. Glenfield Kindergarten has strong links to the local community and school networks.

Our learning philosophy

For the past 110 years, the Auckland Kindergarten Association has been igniting young minds by encouraging them to explore their imaginations through play. For many of us, kindergarten was where we began our life of learning; it was where we started learning skills like sharing, tolerance, patience, respect and self-confidence.

We view children as capable, competent, life-long learners, and our philosophy encourages children to make their own learning choices, problem-solve and observe and explore at their own pace…with support from teachers, parents, wider whānau and their peers. We value the importance of child-initiated, play-based experiences. Our kindergarten teachers nurture your children’s interests and natural curiosity by working alongside them, expanding language and introducing mathematical and science concepts, as well as literacy, digital technology and sustainable practices.

Our centres have gardens and natural outdoor spaces where children can create, explore, be imaginative and expressive. There’s plenty of room to safely run about, being imaginative and physically active. In fact, the natural world is essential to free-range play. AKA encourages each kindergarten community to explore and enrich their diversity and uniqueness. Some have regular excursions into the local community; some are Enviroschool kindergartens that live and breathe sustainable practices; while others engage in long-term research on child interest-based programmes of learning.

As an organisation, we formally acknowledge the dual heritage of Aotearoa / New Zealand, and work to uphold the spirit and intent of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in each kindergarten. We are accessible, secular and welcoming to the wide diversity of tamariki and whānau who attend our centres, and value ongoing partnerships between teaching teams and leadership staff with families and whānau. We value ongoing learning for teachers, parents and whānau, and the sharing of knowledge, skills and attributes is fundamental to achieving the best learning outcomes for children. Teachers and staff can access collegial professional time to ensure that quality practice is enhanced so current theories of learning and development within New Zealand’s world-class Te Whāriki early childhood curriculum are shared and understood.

Children learn

Children in our kindergartens have the opportunity to:

  • Feel confident, develop responsibility and a sense of independence
  • Play meaningfully alongside other children and adults
  • Develop effective communication skills
  • Persevere, problem-solve and take risks
  • Explore limits, boundaries, routines and conflict resolution strategies
  • Practice fine motor skills such as threading, writing, cutting and grasping
  • Develop gross motor play such as physical games like climbing, throwing, kicking, balancing and lifting
  • Develop creative expressions through painting, music, collage, movement, dance, finger-painting, drawing, cutting, pasting and story sharing
  • Develop early numeracy, literacy and science skills
  • Learn techniques through trial and error
  • Explore the world through experimenting, questioning and curiosity
  • Develop confidence and celebrate both attempts and successes
  • Develop a passion for learning and a love of life
  • Have fun!

Older children will be supported in their transition to school to make this process as simple and seamless as possible. Book a visit here on Kindello today, we’d love to meet you.

Licensed for

40 children

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Glenfield - Auckland

Mighty Minds Educare Glenfield

At Mighty Minds, we’re more than just daycare and childcare, we’re childhood experts. Inspired by Montessori and Pikler methods, our passionate team fosters joyful learning, confident explorers, and lifelong curiosity.

Infant’s Room - Perfect childcare for the little one

(0 - 2 years)

Curious about respectful early learning for your infant? We blend the Pikler approach’s freedom with Montessori’s joy of discovery. Turning our childcare program into an exciting routine of baby playfully exploring, building confidence, and learning at their own pace. Our warm, stimulating environment offers open-ended play, sensory adventures, and respectful care, letting their natural curiosity bloom. Come and see how our Buckland Beach, Auckland daycare fosters playful learning and healthy development!


Toddler's Room – Best Time to start early childhood education

(2 ~ 3 years)

Imagine your curious explorer, bursting with energy and soaking up the world. Our toddler program celebrates their natural inquisitiveness and short bursts of focus. Inspired by Montessori principles, we create a vibrant landscape in our daycare  where your child can explore, experiment, and master skills at their own pace.

Our “Kea room” though with careful childcare planning flows with engaging activities, open-ended play, and sensory adventures, all designed to spark their curiosity and build confidence. We understand toddlers still need a guiding hand, so our nurturing teachers provide gentle support as they navigate the early education. . Every playful discovery becomes a stepping stone towards lifelong learning and a love for exploration, laying the foundation for a successful early childhood education journey.


Preschool Room – Pinnacle of Montessori schooling

(3 ~ 6 years)

At Mighty Minds Educare, we nurture their unique talents and fuel their curiosity through a vibrant ECE program inspired by Montessori philosophy.

Children are natural researchers, and our thoughtfully designed classrooms offer them the freedom to explore, experiment, and learn at their own pace. Whether immersing themselves in hands-on activities or choosing from an array of engaging resources, each day becomes an exciting adventure.

Inspired by the Montessori approach, we empower children to lead their own learning journeys. They engage in uninterrupted “work cycles,” deeply focused on activities they enjoy. This fosters independence, builds confidence, and strengthens their understanding of the world.

And because learning flourishes alongside connection, we encourage children to share their knowledge with peers, fostering cooperation and self-esteem. Watch your little explorer blossom in our supportive environment, laying the foundation for a successful preschool and lifelong learning journey

Licensed for

45 children

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Glenfield - Auckland

Little People Learning Centre - Chartwell Ave

Welcome to Little People

Little People Learning Centres are both located on Auckland’s North Shore.

The centres are Kiwi owned and operated by husband and wife team, Tony and Jodie Hight.

Jodie's story behind the scenes…

“Many moons ago, whilst studying hard to achieve my Diploma in Childcare, I had to come up with a name to call my ‘dream’ centre. After sleepless nights it came to me!

‘LITTLE PEOPLE’…

I believe that too many people treat children as ‘children’ instead of ‘little people’, with little feelings, little minds and little feet…

Just like you and me.

Children deserve the same respect, interactions and love like us. The footprints you will see on our sign symbolizes the path and journey of each individual person. As you can see my ‘dream’ came true. I will now focus my energy on providing a ‘dream’ place for your children to be.

We look forward to spending time with you all on this very special journey at Little People.

It is important that you feel comfortable and secure with the decision you are making, so please feel free to ask us any  questions or spend time with us to ensure that you are happy.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality child care and education for children attending

Little People Learning Centres. A place where children and their families/whanau experience

‘a home away from home’

Licensed for

30 children

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Glenfield - Auckland

Stellar Kids Early Learning Centre Birkenhead

Welcome to Stellar Kids Early Learning Centre

Established in 1995, Stellar Kids is a privately owned childcare centre, located conveniently at 156 Glenfield Road, Birkenhead North Shore. Our aspirations for your children are to explore, experience and educate within an environment that encourages a fun and exciting attitude towards learning, nature and play.

Our expansive outdoor area provides a great environment for your child's outdoor activities. Stellar Kids provides a safe, calm and respectful environment and a wonderful place for your infant or child to be. Our daycare caters for children aged from six months to five years.

Licensed for

30 children

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Glenfield - Auckland

Active Explorers Glenfield Kea

Modern, vibrant and homely, Active Explorers Glenfield offers richly rewarding and fun learning experiences for under 5s. Our well-resourced centre is light and spacious, full of activities and educational equipment that fire up children’s imaginations and instil them with a love of learning. Our caring, experienced teachers will engage your child in learning through an innovative programme that focuses on individual interests and dispositions.

Give your little one the confidence to follow their dreams - and the courage reach for the stars.

Our philosophy

At Active Explorers Glenfield we believe that play is a child’s work. We provide our children with opportunities for uninterrupted play and offer resources and responsive environments that are designed to create provocations for play and exploration, to provoke our children to pursue their interests, develop independence and autonomy, to move to a place that suits them whilst promoting creativity, exploration, and imagination.

Our rooms

Active Explorers Glenfield has three separate rooms enabling us to deliver age appropriate activities for all our children. Teachers in each room are working with the age group they most enjoy and have many years of experience in nurturing, understanding, listening, encouraging, guiding, and extending each individual child’s unique disposition.

Kiwi Room

This calm and caring haven is designed for our infants aged from birth to 2.

Fantail Room

This space is set up for our busy, bustling 2 year olds.

Tui Room

This large, engaging space is for our children aged from 3 to 5.

Why choose us?

There are a host of reasons why families choose Active Explorers Glenfield. Here are just a few of them:

  • Lovely modern building (just three years old) which is homely and welcoming
  • Convenient location handy to the motorway
  • Short day (8.30am to 3.30pm) and long day (7.30am to 6pm) options
  • We offer an environment that is clutter free and not too busy with activities to stimulate our children’s natural exploration and interest
  • We supply nappies, book bags, and swim drawstring bags for wet clothing and togs
  • Our full time centre cook creates delicious, nutritious morning tea, cooked lunch and afternoon tea
  • Healthy Heart bronze award
  • Different classrooms for each age and stage
  • Regular physical education (PE) classes
  • Yoga
  • Strong community focus

Licensed for

60 children

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Glenfield - Auckland

Home Grown Kids Glenfield

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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Glenfield - Auckland

Little People Learning Centre - Archers Rd

Welcome to Little People

Little People Learning Centres are both located on Auckland’s North Shore.
The centres are Kiwi owned and operated by husband and wife team, Tony and Jodie Hight.

Jodie's story behind the scenes…
“Many moons ago, whilst studying hard to achieve my Diploma in Childcare, I had to come
up with a name to call my ‘dream’ centre. After sleepless nights it came to me!

‘LITTLE PEOPLE’…

I believe that too many people treat children as ‘children’ instead of ‘little people’, with little
feelings, little minds and little feet…

Just like you and me.

Children deserve the same respect, interactions and love like us. The footprints you will see on our sign symbolizes the path and journey of each individual person. As you can see my ‘dream’ came true. I will now focus my energy on providing a ‘dream’ place for your children to be.

We look forward to spending time with you all on this very special journey at Little People.
It is important that you feel comfortable and secure with the decision you are making, so please feel free to ask us any  questions or spend time with us to ensure that you are happy.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality child care and education for children attending
Little People Learning Centres. A place where children and their families/whanau experience
‘a home away from home’

Licensed for

38 children

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Glenfield - Auckland

JeMMa's Home-Based Glenfield

JeMMa’s Home-based Education and Childcare was founded on the belief that early childhood education plays a major role in a child’s ability to develop skills and learn throughout life. 

As a kindergarten teacher, Jenny Tyrrell could see that children who had a focus of learning whilst in a home environment appeared better equipped to learn in the future. As well as this, children who were well socialised with other children of different ages appeared to cope better than others. 

It was those two key observations which cemented her belief; that a child, learning with other children, in a homebased environment rather than an institutional environment, was the best way to go. And that’s how JeMMa’s started. The name is derived from a combination of the two directors names, Jenny and Martin. 


At JeMMa’s we believe that home-based education and care is the next best alternative to learning at home with Mum or Dad 

Children who learn in a comfortable home-based environment seem to develop strong problem solving, social and learning skills. Because they are in a comfortable, uncrowded environment children they get the chance to develop and learn at steady pace with all the help they need. 

JeMMa’s children receive lots of one-on-one time with their educator, as well as interaction with other children in different age groups. These are two core components in the development of happy, energetic, sharing, respectful, thoughtful, problem solving and fun loving kids. 


Our Philosophy 

JeMMa’s is a quality privately owned family focused Homebased Education and Childcare Service that is committed to ensuring that all children, parents, whānau and kaiako are welcomed and encouraged to play an active role in promoting positive outcomes for our learners. We are guided and inspired by Te Whāriki our early childhood curriculum which encourages us to appreciate that children come into the world eager to learn and we see this as a privilege where we can work in partnership with children, parents and whānau to empower our learners through responsive engaging environments and experiences where they can reach their highest potential and develop an enthusiasm for ongoing learning. 

Building and sustaining quality learning focused relationships with everyone is the essence to who are and what believe is valuable for outcomes for children and their ongoing wellbeing and development. Our nurturing relationships will be underpinned through our Christian values and connection with people within our service and our wider communities.  Our environments will embrace cultural diversity of Aotearoa and our commitment to Te Tiriti O Waitangi will be authentic. 

We view all children as unique learners where they will have endless opportunities to learn through play and develop a range of knowledge, skills, and learning dispositions. This will spark children’s independence, urge to lead their own learning, social skills, curiosity, creativity, discovery, ability to express themselves and things that are important to them. Our kaiako will dedicate quality time with our children where they will nurture those in the moment opportunities and offer the guidance, support, and encouragement that our learners need to blossom and thrive. 

Licensed for

4 children

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Glenfield - Auckland

Bayview Early Learning Centre

Our aim is to support each child toward their full potential and development. 

The education programme at Bayview is based on children’s interests, strengths and abilities. This follows the Early Childhood Curriculum - Te Whariki.

We prepare children to be life long learners and be school ready with strong links to Bayview Primary.

Licensed for

35 children

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Glenfield - Auckland

Aranui Montessori Preschool

Aranui Montessori Preschool is located in Auckland's North Shore at 17 Chartwell Ave, Glenfield. 

In Te Reo Māori,  'Ara' means pathway and 'Nui' means great. Aranui Montessori is a private preschool that offers a high standard of specialised care and quality education that is deeply rooted in Montessori teachings, practices and philosophies.

Our goal at Aranui is to provide a stimulating platform that enables independent development by nurturing intelligence, curiosity and imagination whilst ensuring the well-being of all children in our care. 

Our school has been carefully designed to offer a homely and safe environment for children ages 2 to 5 years. It is equipped with scientifically prepared Montessori instruments and facilitated by qualified Montessori teachers. 

We at Aranui strive to provide a balance between education, social, emotional, physical, creative and developmental needs in a child's journey.

Aranui's Brand Identity & Core Values

"We care, we empower, we succeed"

Vision

​​To empower our children with the necessary skills to reach their fullest potential and contribute to society in a positive and meaningful manner

Mission

To instill the right foundations and prepare our children for the future through a nurturing and stimulating environment that enhances each child’s intellectual and emotional gifts, leading to responsible, compassionate citizens.

Ethos

We believe every child is unique and must be treated as such, so that they feel empowered to fulfill their potential and reap any and every success ahead of them

Licensed for

40 children

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Glenfield - Auckland

Appletree Preschool

At Apple Tree Childcare, our relationships with children and their whanau form the foundation of their home away from home. We believe that establishing warm and meaningful relationships enables educators to provide the best possible care, curriculum and learning environment that is nurturing, safe and empowering. We believe in setting a foundation for lifelong learning through fostering social, emotional, physical, spiritual and cognitive development and focussing on each child’s individual strengths and abilities.


Our environment promotes learning through active exploration and meaningful play based on children’s passions and interests and encouraging growth in their own unique abilities, confidence and competence.  We respect and celebrate the cultural diversity of each child and their family, ensuring that they feel a sense of belonging and know that they are a valued part of the Apple Tree Whanau.

Licensed for

40 children

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Glenfield - Auckland

4 Kids & Whanau Centre

We are absolutely passionate about serving families and our community. The 4 Kids and Whanau centre is a not-for-profit, community centre that is run and facilitated by the Glenfield Action Trust. 

Our role is to hear the needs of the Glenfield community and to respond in practical ways. We have a heart for families and actively seek to partner with the families of Glenfield to connect, support and develop the family unit. We do this largely through the various programmes that we offer. We currently operate a Childcare Centre for children aged 3 months to school age. The childcare centre caters for 50 children each day. 

We believe really strongly that our children learn through play and we love to offer children opportunities to discover and explore. We also run a weekly playgroup where you can come along with your child to meet other families and develop friendships. 

Licensed for

50 children

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Glenfield - Auckland

Luna Montessori Preschool

Our Philosophy

At Luna Montessori Preschool we are devoted to encouraging and supporting the unfolding of each child’s maximum potential. We will partner with families to respect the individual child and his or her needs, and to nurture the qualities of respect, kindness, determination and independence.

The teachers at Luna Montessori Preschool aspire to cultivate a child’s own natural desire to learn. Learning occurs in a supportive and encouraging environment which respects a child’s individuality and freedom.

Each child is valued for their distinctive abilities, talents and personalities.We acknowledge the biculturalism and multiculturalism of Aotearoa – New Zealand and embrace diversity in all its forms at all levels of the Luna Montessori family.

Our Mission

Through partnership with tamariki and whanau, we provide meaningful interactions in a respectful, loving environment that supports and nurtures a child’s natural desire to learn and believes in their ability to reach their full potential.

Our Vision

Our vision at Luna Montessori Preschool is to foster confident, emotionally intelligent children who are ambitious, academically equipped and possess a lifelong love of learning that enables them to reach their full potential.

Licensed for

30 children

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Glenfield - Auckland

Kids Klub Glenfield

Welcome to Kids Klub

Kids Klub offer Before School, After School, Holiday Programmes and Childcare

Kids Klub are all about precious things - children, and time. We know being a parent comes with it's benefits, but spare time isn't one of them. Kids Klub exist to ensure your kids are safe and happy when you need a little bit of time to do what you need to do. Kids Klub offer before school care, after school care, holiday programmes and childcare. 

  • Over 30 years experience   
  • Great Staff & Facilities   
  • OSCAR Approved   
  • WINZ Approved

We are a professional team dedicated to providing high quality care and education to young children. The safe, home-based environment, and attention to detail gives us a quality edge.

  • Ages 3 months to 6 years
  • Home Cooked Meals
  • Vegetarian options
  • Food prepared on-site
  • Open door policy - you're always welcome

We encourage children to realise their full potential by providing a warm, loving, homely environment rich with the love of learning and experiences.

Our Philosophy

Our society is a melting pot of cultures, so our philosophy is a combination of these. 

We draw inspiration from Te Whariki, Reggio Emilia, Magda Gerber, RIE and the Forest philosophies. We believe that one philosophy does not fit all children. Kids Klub incorporate the best of each philosophy to create their own unique way of learning.

Why our kids love Kids Klub

  • A large home-based environment full of quality natural resources
  • Nutritious meals prepared by our chef
  • Child led and peer rich interactions

Booking a Visit

As we want to give you our full attention when you visit, we recommend you book a visit. 

Visiting times are between 9.00am to 11.00am Monday- Friday

We will be able to show you around and answer any questions you may have.

This is a chance for you to see our staff and children in action.

We can offer you a price to cater for your family requirements and talk you through the enrolment process and what our centre has to offer.

Licensed for

20 children

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Glenfield - Auckland

Co Star Early Learning Centre

Co Star Early Learning Centre offers…

  • Caring and fun for infants, toddlers and young tamariki aged 5 month-5 years
  • Child-led learning through open play and exploration
  • Qualified, professional kaiako (teachers) who inspire and support tamariki on their learning journey
  • A place where tamariki are empowered to take leadership and drive their own learning,
  • A supportive and collaborative environment where tamariki, kaiako and whānau work together
  • A learning programme that celebrates and values the diverse cultures that make up our centre whānau and wider community

Licensed for

35 children