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Kohimarama - Auckland

Kindercare Kohimarama

Looking for safe, loving childcare in Kohimarama?

You'll find what you're looking for at Kindercare Learning Centres in Kohimarama. Here, our dedicated Centre Director, Kathy Mene, leads a passionate team who care that your child feels safe and loved, while having fun.

At our childcare centre, we support the individual needs of each child, and their family and whānau. That’s the reason why we offer enrolment options that include full time and part time care and education. We are conveniently located for families in Mission Bay, St Heliers , Kohimarama, and Orakei.

Age group of children we cherish

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschoolers
  • Transition to School

Hours of fun and learning

Open daily throughout the year (except for weekends and statutory holidays)

7.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Thursday; 7.30am to 5.00pm Friday


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

Every child has different needs, and that’s why 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 1990, our daycare centre is designed to care for your child from infancy until they are ready for primary school. Our team will gently guide and care for your child alongside tamariki of a similar age and stage of development, in our creative indoor and outdoor play and learning areas. Each environment is intentionally planned to provide the nurturing care, fun-filled learning and social opportunities to meet your child’s individual needs.

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Licensed for

50 children

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Kohimarama - Auckland

Kohimarama Montessori Pre-School 2

Our aim is to support the development of

  • independence
  • self-confidence
  • high self-esteem
  • positive social interactions
  • a life-long love of learning
  • as well as acknowledging and celebrating the diverse cultural backgrounds of the children who attend our centre.

Our pre-school caters for up to 30 children with 4 fully qualified and registered teachers. Our stable and long serving team delivers a rich programme which offers a balance of structure and free play to ensure your child is fully prepared for their transition on to primary school.

Our philosophy

We believe the basis of a child’s personality is laid before six years, so it is these earlier years which are the most important during their developmental life. The child under six is gifted with a mind capable of absorbing and learning without effort, therefore should be exposed to as many quality learning opportunities as possible during this time.

This is supported through our holistic approach to learning where children are given opportunities to make choices, to experiment and explore, to become thinkers and ask questions within a stimulating non-threatening environment; an environment with appropriate limits and boundaries, that delivers a high level of safety procedures for the well being of the children in our care.

A child’s most important instrument of learning is movement, especially that of the hands. At all times, and particularly in the classroom, a child must be given the opportunity for meaningful activity. This is reflected in our programme, our resources, and our environment.

Why choose us?

We offer the children opportunities to work in a calm, structured environment where their focus and concentration can be extended. In our nurturing, small centre our high level of qualified teaching staff offer many rich and varied learning opportunities to children individually and in small groups both indoors and outdoors. They are passionate about what they do and this is evident in the care they provide.

The Montessori environment contains specifically designed, hands on materials that invite children to engage in learning activities of their own individual choice. Under the guidance of a Montessori teacher, children learn by making discoveries, cultivating concentration, motivation, self-discipline, and a love of learning. The Montessori curriculum includes practical life, sensorial, language, mathematics, botany, geography, art, music, drama, environmental studies and physical activity.

All children have individual learning goals identified and the teaching team work together with families to achieve these goals and challenge the child to explore, discover and flourish in their time with us. As children transition from us and onto their next stage at primary school we are confident they are well prepared with the necessary skills for a seamless and positive start at school.

Licensed for

30 children

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Kohimarama - Auckland

Carol White Family Centre

This Centre opened in 2004 as the Selwyn College Family Centre. It is an Incorporated Society and a registered Charity. It is now named the Carol White Family Centre, in recognition of the commitment of the former college principal to the provision of early childhood education in association with schools.

The Centre operates in a complex multicultural and social context, and focuses on responding to and providing for its largely refugee migrant community. Most of the children attending the Centre have parents attending the college's REAF (Refugee Education for Adults and Families) programme, which operates in adjacent buildings. Bilingual support staff provide invaluable assistance for teachers as they work with children and their families.

Licensed for

41 children

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