Childcare options in Manukau

Manukau has a few daycare, childcare and early childhood education options. Book a visit or enquire at any one of them with Kindello. We're here to help you find the perfect fit for you and your child.


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Manukau - Auckland

KiNZ Mission Heights

Kia ora and welcome to KiNZ Mission Heights

KiNZ Mission Heights is a purpose-build spacious early learning centre with a respectful teaching and learning environment. Our teachers encourage creativity, critical thinking, problem solving and fun memories through hands-on active experiences to set foundations for lifelong learning. We provide a homely, caring space with a professional team who are multilingual, supportive and passionate. As a Silver Enviroschool, we focus on the guardianship of the environment and also create open ended play experiences. We celebrate and value our diverse and cultural community through our daily curriculum.

Why KiNZ Mission Heights?

  • A good teacher to child ratio
  • Large open, natural spaces and playground
  • Professional, respectful and stable teaching team
  • Growing leaders for the future through daily sustainable practices as an Enviroschool
  • Teachers taking time to form the bond and relationship with children and family
  • Our Centre Philosophy

KiNZ Mission Heights prides itself in providing a respectful teaching and learning environment which we believe lays foundation for lifelong learning. Children are seen as confident and competent and are supported to build their strengths and interests. We respect the cultural diversity of families and families aspirations for their children. Teachers observe and extend children’s strengths and interests by creating experiences and providing open ended resources where children can try out their ideas, pursue their working theories and develop dispositions for learning. Teachers appreciate that both the indoor and outdoor environments provide valuable learning opportunities.

Licensed for

50 children

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5.00 (1)

Manukau - Auckland

Equippers Kids Early Learning Centre

Equipping Kids with skills and confidence to flourish in every area of life.

Our curriculum offers children a rich learning environment where they can learn skills for life and preparation for school. Children are provided with opportunities learn life values within a Christian context, social competence, problem solving and resilience which are weaved together with literacy and numeracy. Each child’s development is supported and encouraged by our wonderful team of professional ECE teachers.

Our Philosophy

We believe in encouraging all levels of a child’s development, emotionally, intellectually, socially and physically - and that every child is unique and precious. Learn more about our philosophy.

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum is made up of woven strands of empowerment, holistic development, family & community, relationships, wellbeing, belonging, contribution, communication and exploration. Learn more about our curriculum.

Our Environment

Our learning spaces allow children to explore their environments with confidence, to foster social competence, motor skills, movement, art & creativity, music, science and technology, language and numbers. Learn more about our learning environments.

Licensed for

130 children

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Manukau - Auckland

Little Hands Childcare (Otara)

Our doors are now officially open to welcome all our wonderful families and children into our brand new purpose built Little Hands Childcare Otara branch. We at Little Hands Childcare and Early Learning Centre believe that as a care and education institution, it is our mission to provide a safe, secure, happy and stimulating learning environment for the tamariki (children) to explore and learn. We believe that our tamariki are powerful, capable, confident and independent learners. Therefore we believe in providing a purposeful and responsive learning environment that enables the tamariki to enhance these lifelong skills.

We are looking forward to meet all the new families joining us. 

Please do visit us to dicuss at 2 Tindall crescent Otara between 7 am - 6 pm

Licensed for

62 children

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Manukau - Auckland

Cuddly Kiwis Childcare Everglade

Who We Are

Cuddly  Kiwis Childcare is a family-owned and operated group of early learning centres which offers safe and quality learning environments through play for young children.

We have two well-established childcare centres in Auckland (based in  Goodwood Heights and Papatoetoe) catering for children aged 2 years and above.   

With stimulating play spaces and a child-centered curriculum, our aim is to inspire creativity, imagination, exploration to enhance children’s emotional, social, cognitive and physical growth to become competent,  capable and confidant learners.

We believe in empowering children through opportunities, challenges,  offering choices through activities and events in our daily practices so that they grow in body, mind, heart and spirit and achieve excellent self-esteem, skills and a positive outlook in life. 

Come join us in nurturing a brighter future for our young leaders of the world. 

Cuddly  Kiwis Childcare Director, Nirmala Shiudin, is a qualified ECE educator  with over 37 years of local and overseas teaching and managing  experience. 

Nirmala  and her carefully selected, close-knit team of qualified and registered  teachers are passionate about creating exciting learning environments  which spark children’s imagination and curiosity. 

Licensed for

37 children

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Manukau - Auckland

Bambinos Early Childhood Centre - Manukau


Bambinos is committed to providing you and your child with the very best early childcare education. We’re delighted that you are considering Bambinos for the education and day care of your child.

Bambinos offers a unique, nurturing daycare environment where children will develop:

  • A sense of well-being and belonging
  • Confidence and independence
  • A love of learning and exploration
  • Early literacy and numeracy rich environment
  • Physically, socially, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually

Licensed for

120 children