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5.00 (6)

Mairangi Bay - Auckland

Kakapo Creek Children's Garden

Kakapo Creek Children’s Garden offers premium, attachment-rich childcare and education in the heart of Mairangi Bay on Auckland’s North Shore. With our relationship first focus and consistent long term caregivers, our weekly farm school, our environmentally friendly playground and our bespoke architecture, Kakapo Creek Children's Garden offers you the ultimate experience in early childhood care and education. Parents are often looking for something better for their children. Kakapo Creek offers this to discerning families.

Relationships Matter

Evidence based research shows that children’s best learning and memories take place in relationship with adults who matter. That’s why, at Kakapo Creek we take special care to maintain constant, long term caregivers so that the child-teacher relationship is optimised. Research shows that disruptions in attachment relationships at a young age can be harmful to children's development. That's why we have carefully designed our processes to optimise warm, consistent care for your child.

  • our teaches work every day - so your child can depend on consistent care from teachers they know and love (many other centres have part time teachers who work split shifts)
  • our teachers are well qualified and experienced
  • your child will be hugged, nurtured, supported and known
  • our teachers love working at Kakapo Creek and value our attachment rich practices
  • we have low child:teacher ratios to enhance the contact and attention your child receives each day
  • we support families through regular social gatherings and parenting workshops

Learning Program

Children spend time every day in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities, closely connected to teachers who know them and their family. Our teachers encourage a sense of wonder and delight in our children ensuring that their natural curiosity, joy and energy is nurtured.

Children experience an enriched curriculum with a large selection of quality resources and equipment - no expense has been spared to provide the very best.  See our website for full details, information and to book a tour.

Reading and Numeracy

We use a phonics reading program and an integrated numeracy program in teaching literacy and maths skills. No child is forced to learn and teachers carefully watch for signs of interest in these concepts and encourage each individual child as they are ready.

Most learning takes place through incidental play and conversations, while our dedicated school readiness program works with children nearing school age.

Specialist Itinerant Teachers

Each week at Kakapo Creek is full of variety. We contract specialist itinerant teachers to run developmentally appropriate specialist adventures in sport, woodwork, music and movement. They are lots of fun and ensure that children of different ages and interests are specifcally cared for within our multi-age, family styled classrooms.

For Children Aged Two to Six

Children over two and a half are placed in family styled classrooms that are the best fit for their unique personality and maturity levels. There are three teachers in each classroom and these three teachers remain with the children for their journey at Kakapo Creek.

We use consistent caregivers so there is no changing teacher or classrooms on a child’s birthday. Research shows that this is best for children’s emotional and social development. Children may be enrolled part time or full time. Parents can rest assured that their young child is deeply and personally loved and nurtured throughout their journey at Kakapo Creek. Because children remain with the same classroom strong bonds are built, not only between teacher and child but also between child and parent - we journey together.

Because we understand the importance of the first 1000 days of a child’s life, we support parents with children under two years of age through our highly experienced and quality ECE teachers with exceptional ratios. We provide ecologically friendly biodegradable nappies and wipes for our children - included in the fee.

Our Planet Matters - Farm School

We’ve designed an environment that is rich in nature including our very own farm school where children go on a field trip to our farm and native bush every week.

At Kakapo Creek we know children need nature to develop their sense of inquiry and curiosity. Nature also helps us find contentment and rest.

Once a week children visit our Nature School – a day spent at our very own 1.2ha farm-forest in Silverdale. Here children will explore our one acre native bush, care for and learn about our animals – chickens, sheep, fish, and grow vegetables in our glass house and walled vegetable garden and pick organic fruit from our orchard. Children will be able to roam and explore our native bush and roll down grassy hills. This is an optional extra for families and is charged additional to our fees.

Meals

Our professionaly trained chef prepares nutritious cooked meals for our children every day. This is in additon to morning and afternoon tea and additional snacks for children who are with us for extended hours. Our chef also prepares treats for parents and will cook a special cake for your child's birthday (on request). We cook with our children and our planet in mind. So our food is vegetarian to help our planet.

Parent Support

Kakapo Creek Parents have free access to attachment and neuroscience informed parenting workshops. Full support is offered to parents who are struggling in their family relationships. Just ask at reception for an appointment with our family therapist.

Fees

Because we offer so many enhanced benefits to families, we don't compete on price. If you are looking for a cheaper early childhood experience there are many lovely centres in our neighbourhood. But if you're wanting better for your child, then come and visit Kakapo Creek to see if we would be a good fit for your child. Our fees are published on our website: www.kakapocreek.school.nz

Licensed for

100 children

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4.83 (2)

Mairangi Bay - Auckland

Kindercare Mairangi Bay

I’m Rozanna Mene and it’s my privilege and pleasure as Centre Director to welcome you to our exceptional Kindercare centre in Mairangi Bay. Our team of long serving teachers work in partnership with you, our parents and whānau, to foster a strong sense of belonging for tamariki in our care. We’re intentional about creating calm, nature inspired play spaces within our generous sized environments where the children are safe, loved and learning

Kaiako ensure that children’s creativity and curiosity is encouraged through a highly responsive inquiry-based curriculum where the focus is on fun. For our youngest children, our experienced infant and toddler teachers work to provide an atmosphere of quiet and respectful care working in partnership with you every step of the way. I take pride in it being a centre where kindness and second mile service is at the heart of all that we do. You can take comfort that your precious child is in safe, loving hands.

We celebrate families and whānau because you matter, and that’s why we offer full day, part time and sessional care to meet the unique needs of your family.

Being supportive and flexible for all our families, creates a sense of community to ensure that we are here to partner and walk with you and your child through their preschool years. Please know that you are welcome anytime to visit and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Full and Part-time care

Hours of fun and learning 

Open Monday to Friday, 7.00am to 6.00pm (except public holidays)

Age groups of children we cherish

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschoolers
  • Transition to School

Sessional Care

Age groups of children we cherish

3-to-5-year old's, spaces limited

Sessions:

  • Morning                                   8:30am - 12:30pm        From $ 8.00
  • Afternoon                                1:00pm - 5:00pm           FREE
  • Part day (4 – 5 yrs only)         9:00am - 3:00pm         $6.00

Fees

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
  • individualised learning journey using Educa (online learning program)

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?

We are passionate about early childhood education and fully committed to building a warm, nurturing, and loving relationship with your child, your family and whānau.

We have been supporting and provided outstanding early care and education as part of this community since 1993.

Every child in our care is unique and we make time to hear about your aspirations for your child, your childcare needs and important details about your family.

From the moment you walk into our childcare centre, we welcome you as part of our whānau. Our multicultural team will journey with you, nurturing your child through each stage of development, supporting them in preparation for school.

We are a Nourished Beginnings Centre, providing wholefoods to support your growing child’s nutritional needs.

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Licensed for

147 children

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4.92 (19)

Mairangi Bay - Auckland

Folkestone Street Infant & Childcare

A homely kiwi environment with personalised Infant and Child Care, licensed for 30 Children. 

We pride ourselves on the belief that Folkestone Street Infant and Child Care Centre is a unique Child Care centre, located on the North Shore of Auckland.  We believe the combination of our Philosophy, our Environment and our specialised Homely Care sets us apart from other Day Care centres

Providing early Child Care Education is one of the greatest gifts given to a Child for a positive start in life.  At the heart of that education is genuine warmth and caring for the Child through observation, listening and understanding their individual needs & interests.  For this reason our recruitment of staff is based on the foundation of early childhood education being a vocation not just a job.

Our Mission

  1. High quality care, education and the environment
  2. Staff, Child and Parent growth
  3. Growing young ‘Kiwis’ incorporating today’s multicultural context

Superior Parent and Child Experiences

We strive to provide a centre of excellence for our parents and children. The experience had by both parties is paramount therefore we aim to constantly raise the bar to ensure, this is a fruitful, comfortable and positive experience. This experience spans the child's journey at Folkestone St, from enrolling, to the day to day interactions and to the growth and the departure of the child upon them reaching 3 years of age.

Quality Care, Education and the Environment:

In order to achieve a centre of excellence, quality care needs to be at the forefront. From this foundation, learning and development is built through our curriculum. We are proud of our personalised homely environment that assists in developing your child through their early years.

Staff, Child and Parent Growth:

We recruit in a particular way to ensure we attain staff that fit with our philosophy. We will strive to grow our staff, encouraging them to be all that they can be as we know this empowerment translates to quality care and quality growth of the children. We also believe that we provide a service in which new parents can feel comfortable to seek advice and help on the day to day challenges that arise for parents with young infants and toddlers.

A Real Kiwi Environment:

We are privileged to assist in shaping your Children in their early years, we believe that true New Zealand values are important. This means honest, down to earth, can do and simple interactions.

Licensed for

30 children

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4.58 (2)

Mairangi Bay - Auckland

Small Fries Windsor Park

Located in Mairangi Bay on the sunny North Shore of Auckland, we offer childcare for your young ones aged from 3 months to 6 years.

Our centre has 2 neighbouring buildings:

Small Fries 1 caters for our older children, and Small Fries 2 caters for our youngest.

Each building has dedicated indoor & outdoor play areas created with your child's age and stage of growth & development in mind!

Small Fries Windsor Park offers a whole lot of space for your little one to socialize, explore, play, learn and grow! Each classroom is carefully created for its age group. We have a large car park which makes drop off & pick up quick and convenient. Our children are confident and ready when they transition to Primary Schools.

Small Fries Christian Childcare Centre was developed by Windsor Park Baptist Church as part of its larger vision to serve families in our local area. We were created to be much more than just a childcare centre - we're a place where both children and families can belong, find support, and journey through the early childhood years together.

Through partnership with whānau we strive to support not only tamariki but whānau groups to ensure that your 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.

Our incredible teachers and administration team approach each child on an individual level, and love partnering with whānau (family) to see your child set up wellfor the future. They work hard to implement strategies and create environments where your little ones will grow into their full potential!

With exceptional teacher/child ratios, and staffed with 100% qualifid teachers, our Windsor Park centre ensures that your children get the full attention that they need. Our ratios are 1:3 for your babies, 1:4 for your toddlers, 1:6 for your 2-3½-year-olds; and 1:8 for your pre-schoolers.

We'd love to journey alongside you and your little one!

Licensed for

106 children

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4.50 (1)

Mairangi Bay - Auckland

Mairangi Bay Playcentre

Our vision at Mairangi Bay Playcentre is to be an outstanding centre, where every child develops life skills, self-assurance, creative thought, and a love of learning. And that through the principles of Manaakitanga and Whanaungatanga every family feels supported and empowered to raise successful happy children.

At Mairangi Bay Playcentre we create very self-assured, creative, adventurous children who are excited to learn. Our children become good communicators who are considerate, kind and accepting of differences in others. They are extremely confident with adults and develop high expectations for their own treatment. They leave Playcentre as citizens of the world, with wonderfully inquiring minds, their own passions and the ability to think outside the box.

We look forward to welcoming you and your whanau for 3 free visits.


Licensed for

30 children

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5.00 (1)

Mairangi Bay - Auckland

Rangitoto Kindergarten

Welcome to Rangitoto Kindergarten

Kia ora, 안녕하세요, 你好, السلام عليكم, Goeiedag, Kia orana, Assalam u Alaikum, Hello

At Rangitoto Kindergarten relationships are at the heart of our kindergarten and it is central to all aspects of kindergarten life.

Our philosophy is authentic to our kindergarten environment and our culture.  Children, families/whānau and teachers are seen as leaders and experts, rich in diversity, culture and funds of knowledge.

Rangitoto Kindergarten is an integral part of our local Mairangi Bay community on the North Shore of Tāmaki Makaurau. Rangitoto Kindergarten has taken its name from our maunga, Rangitoto, one of Auckland’s most significant landmarks.

Rangitoto Kindergarten first opened its doors to children and families/whānau in November 1974 and continues to have a strong connection with our wider community.

We acknowledge Te Tiriti o Waitangi.  As a team we are committed to partnership with the tangata whenua and weaving tikanga Maori within our practice.

We are an Enviroschool Kindergarten. We align with the Enviroschools kaupapa (purpose) of “creating a healthy peaceful and sustainable world through people teaching and learning together.”  We embrace Papatuanuku, our natural world and the rich learning opportunities it provides by integrating sustainable, environmental practices within our programme.

Alongside our Kindergarten programme, we run a Nature Kindergarten group, which sees the oldest children head off into the local bush for hours of exploration, adventure, discovery and the sheer delight of being “in” nature.

Our Purpose

To provide effective early childhood education services to ensure every child leaves kindergarten with the foundations of personal development and a love of life and learning

Your Child, Your Place

At our centres your child will learn:

  • How to relate to other children and their teachers
  • How to take responsibility, develop independence and self-confidence
  • How to share and explore their understanding of people, places and things
  • How to express ideas and acknowledge feelings
  • Negotiating, turn taking, cooperation and conflict resolution
  • Respect for other cultures, languages and traditions
  • How to better interact with family and the wider community
  • Hauora (the four dimensions of health), physical, mental, social and spiritual health
  • Sustainability and the natural environment

Our History

Kaitiaki Kindergartens were originally known as the East Coast Bays Free Kindergarten Association. Torbay was the association’s first kindergarten which opened in 1954 and it is still a very active kindergarten to this day. As we grew we became known as the Northern Auckland Free Kindergarten Association. Today, we go by the name of ‘Kaitiaki Kindergartens’. Kaitiaki means, “a guardian or trustee, typically of an environmental area or resource.” This change reflects our responsibility to each and every child, community member and kindergarten in the Kaitiaki wider family.

We’re about:

  • children, families and whanau
  • quality early childhood education
  • a qualified and registered workforce
  • community
  • not-for-profit
  • home grown
  • kiwi owned

Kindergarten is a partnership between:

Teachers

Qualified, registered teachers provide and deliver educational programmes under the guidance and support of the Professional Practice Leaders.

Our communities

Support teachers and the Association to help raise funds to ensure it has the resources required by the teachers and staff and to build community relationships.

Board of management

Elected by the community by members (parents/whanau) to govern the Association. The board sets policies and the strategic direction of the Association and appoints the General Manager to manage the Association on their behalf.

Licensed for

40 children

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4.67 (1)

Mairangi Bay - Auckland

Reach for the Stars Early Learning Centre

Reach for the Stars Early Learning Centre provides dedicated early childhood care to families living and working in Albany

Choosing the right early childhood care for your family is important. If your child will be spending time in childcare, then you want to know they are being cared for and educated in a way that matches your families values.

Reach for the Stars Early Learning Centre is a privately owned and operated early childhood centre run by hands-on owners Karyn and Bruce Poole. Karyn comes from a teaching background while Bruce has experience of running his own business as well as working in service industries.  The couple are frequently at the centre, with Bruce acting as centre handyman and cook when needed, and are backed by a team of dedicated early childhood teachers.

At Reach for the Stars Early Learning Centre we empower our children to become confident, independent lifelong learners by providing an engaging learning environment where children are given every opportunity, encouragement, guidance and support to ‘reach for the stars’, and to develop to their full potential.

Our philosophy

Our centre’s educational philosophy is based on three pillars of education.

Te Whāriki

Te Whāriki is the name of the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum Framework. It provides guidelines for education and care of children from birth to six years of age and is based on the aspirations that children grow up:

as competent and confident learners and communicators healthy in mind, body and spirit secure in their sense of belonging secure in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society

Te Whāriki follows four basic principles of Empowerment, Holistic development, Family and Community and Relationships and five strands of learning - Well being, Contribution, Belonging, Communication and Exploration. Reach for the Stars Early Learning Centre also supports the bi-cultural heritage of New Zealand and Te Tiriti O Waitangi.

R.I.E /Magda Gerber Philosophy

The foundation of the R.I.E. Philosophy and its principals is RESPECT.  We honour each child’s unique capabilities and encourage them to reach developmental milestone as they are ready. This philosophy includes 10 principles of caregiving including modelling the behaviour you want to teach, learning each child's unique way of communicating and letting children try to solve problems on their own. Young children have a primary caregiver to build a relationship with.

Reggio Emilia Approach

Probably the most well-known aspect of this approach is the concept of a Hundred Languages. This is the belief that children use many different ways to show their understanding and express their thoughts and creativity.  A hundred different ways of thinking, of discovering, of learning.  Through drawing and sculpting, through dance and movement, through painting and pretend play, through modelling and music, and that each one of these Hundred Languages must be valued and nurtured.

Why choose us?

Here are 10 great reasons why our daycare is right for your family.

  • We are a privately owned centre with hands-on owners. Unlike some centre owners, we are actively involved and know the children who attend our centre.
  • We have great teacher-child ratios. Our ratios exceed the minimum Ministry requirements, ensuring children always have a group of caring teachers on hand to help them.
  • A large proportion of our staff are qualified. We have over 80% qualified teachers and our non-qualified staff are all working towards qualifying.
  • Our centre is small. Reach for the Stars Early Learning Centre is licensed for just 85 children with a maximum of 25 under-2s. This combined with our room structure means your child will never get lost or be overwhelmed and contributes to our family feel.
  • Reach for the Stars Early Learning Centre is in a great setting. Our centre is located in a quiet crescent with plenty of easy parking but away from the traffic and fumes of the main road. Our indoor and outdoor areas are well equipped and maintained.
  • Children are provided with freshly cooked meals. These are prepared each day by our centre's cook.
  • Hygiene is a high priority. Babies and toddlers spend a lot of time on the floor, so we make sure our carpets are thoroughly cleaned regularly as well as the rest of the centre being kept clean and tidy.
  • Parents are fully involved. At Reach for the Stars Early Learning Centre we encourage parents to be involved in their child's learning. Children have learning journals, we run social media pages, parent's evenings are held two or three times a year and family events are often held.
  • Reach for the Stars Early Learning Centre offers competitive fees. We know childcare can be expensive so our fees are competitive. The 20 hours subsidy is available for 3-5-year-olds.
  • All cultures are celebrated. Reach for the Stars Early Learning Centre is a multi-cultural centre with families and staff from many backgrounds. We are also committed to New Zealand's bicultural heritage and include Maori culture within our centre's routines

Licensed for

85 children

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4.67 (1)

Mairangi Bay - Auckland

Kindy Cottage Childcare

Kindy Cottage are a boutique North Shore daycare centre, purpose built for the care and education of children aged 5 months to 5 years. With dedicated nursery and preschool area, Kindy Cottage is situated in Windsor Park on Auckland’s North Shore. Situated in a peaceful residential area, neighbouring a reserve, Kindy Cottage is a peaceful calming environment which nourishes and inspires young children. More than just a daycare, Kindy Cottage is an extension of your child’s home. With child-centred learning and stimulating activities, Kindy Cottage strives to give the next generation the best possible start! 

With an experienced team of qualified early childhood teachers, who love what they do, Kindy Cottage provides exciting learning opportunities for your child. As a small North Shore daycare, we have a low child-to-teacher ratio, which mean we get to know each and every child well!

Our philosophy

Kindy Cottage follows the philosophies of Magda Gerber and Reggio Emilia

R.I.E / Magda Gerber Philosophy

This philosophy was first introduced by Emmi Pikler and made popular by educator Magda Gerber. The main principal of this philosophy is respect. Each child is unique and is encouraged to develop and meet milestones only when they are ready. There are 10 principles of caregiving which include learning a child's individual way of communicating, paying full attention even during basic caregiving like nappy changes and providing space for children to problem solve on their own. 

Reggio Emilia Approach

The main aspect of this philosophy is the idea of a Hundred Languages - that children all communicate and express thoughts in different ways. According to this philosophy, children should have access to many different forms of expression including music, dance and art. Teachers are there to guide children and to help them document and display their learning.

Why choose us?

Here's what we think sets us apart:

  • Low child to teacher ratio - we have one teacher for every three children in the nursery and one teacher for every eight children in the preschool. We also have a high number of qualified and registered early childhood teachers
  • A homely daycare environment - being a small centre we can offer an environment that is an extension of your home and our experienced team of teachers get to know each and every child well.
  • A great location - our centre is located in a quiet residential street away from noisy traffic, commercial or industrial areas. Children learn in a peaceful environment with a playground naturally shaded by mature trees and with native birdlife from the reserve next door. It is also convenient whether you live locally or whether you are dropping your child off on the way to work on the North Shore.
  • Our close relationship with the East Coast Bays community - we have close ties with our local community and work with schools, businesses and organisations from nearby areas including Mairangi Bay, Torbay, Murrays Bay, Sunnynook, Albany, Windsor Park, Rosedale and Rothesay Bay. Our fantastic murals on the playground fence were designed and created with a class of Year 5 students from Murrays Bay School.
  • A focus on individual interests, skills and development - we believe in a child-centred approach, letting children take the lead both in the nursery which has children up to 2 and a half and in the preschool which cares for the older children.
  • A school transition programme - our school transition programme for 4-year-olds extends numeracy and literacy and is positively recognised by local primary schools.
  • Close partnerships with parents and wider whanau - we love forming great relationships with our families and you are always welcome. We'll keep you up to date with everything your child has done through in-centre updates and online portfolios.
  • Competitive fees - while the vibe of an early learning centre and the standard of education is paramount, we know that for many families the cost of childcare also has to be a consideration. So we aim to keep fees competitive and offer subsidies where applicable.

Licensed for

38 children

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Mairangi Bay - Auckland

Wonder Bees Early Learning Centre

Our environment is a place of beauty both inside and outside. Our learning environment is enriched with love and the atmosphere is calm and nurturing.

At Wonder Bees, we foster the innate tendency of tamariki to seek connections with nature and other forms of life. This happens through taking learning out of the classroom, re-introducing the outdoors whilst enhancing all areas of their development through a natural discovery approach. 

We value the environment as a third teacher or an environmental steward. The tamariki enjoy the freedom of leading their own learning, exploring and discovering uninhibited in our environment.  Children learn most effectively when they are connecting deeply with nature through play experiences. This is about creating interactions with people and the places where they play, learning to care for nature and the world in which we live.  The concept of sustainability is introduced through experiential learning. Being outdoors in a natural setting enables children to develop a connection with the natural world that can lead to long-term environmental awareness and understanding as well as positive outcomes for their developing views of the world.

Licensed for

40 children

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Mairangi Bay - Auckland

Busy Minds Early Learning Centre

The centre is centrally located in Mairangi Bay on the North Shore in Auckland and for many years has been servicing the surrounding neighbourhoods of Campbell’s Bay, Castor Bay, Murrays Bay, Forrest Hill, Sunnynook, Rosedale, Milford, and Constellation Business Park.

The Centre was established many years ago by people who saw the need for exceptional quality education and care and has been part of the East Coast Community for over 20 years.The owner is a hands-on qualified Early Childhood teacher with many years of experience who is committed to continuing to provide exceptional education and care to ensure all children are given the best possible start to a life of learning, discovery and forming lifelong friendships.

Busy Minds is an Early Childhood Centre committed to providing fun, high-quality education and care for children aged 6 years and under.

It is a place of wonder and excitement where we constantly strive to make every child and their families Early Childhood experience the best possible, where children are able to grow, express themselves, have fun and enjoy long-lasting memories of an outstanding early childhood education.

It is our passion and belief to create a positive, nurturing a family-like environment where learning and development is spontaneous, fun and exciting and where care is of the highest quality allowing children to still be kids.

When you enter into Busy Minds, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped out of your own home and into another being surrounded by sounds of happy, laughing children who feel safe and secure and a part of our precious Busy Minds family.

At Busy Minds we only cater for up to 30 children at any one time, allowing us to truly understand, get to know and really appreciate every child for who they are.

The Centre is large and spacious where children are not restricted to just one room.

Children are able to explore a variety of different play areas where they have the room to move freely, investigate and accept challenges encouraging holistic development and allowing the opportunity for their imaginations to run wild.

It is our aim to ensure we create a home away from home atmosphere for both children and their families, as a Centre we embrace and appreciate the importance of family with many opportunities for parent participation through communication.

Children are encouraged to be peer teachers, role models, communicate their thoughts, ideas, and emotions, to help each other, to problem solve, to show empathy and develop skills to build healthy positive friendships now and in the future.

Busy Minds opens out onto a very large outside environment with trees to climb, grass to sit on, room to run, swing, play cricket, rugby, netball or football, gardens to explore and insect hunt, raised garden beds for children to grow their own delicious vegetables which they can either eat right from the garden or have with their meals, sandpit areas, swings, bikes, scooters and movable equipment which all allows for adventurous and challenging play.

At Busy Minds, every child is in control of their own learning initiating it from their own unique interests, ideas, questions and their desire to find out all they can about the world around them, continually feeding their Busy Minds

Licensed for

41 children

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Mairangi Bay - Auckland

Te Kōhanga Reo o Ngā Whare Maha


Licensed for

34 children