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Manurewa - Auckland

BestStart Manurewa Central

BestStart Manurewa Central is a community-based centre that our families love to be part of. Our children thrive in the dynamic and fun learning environment in which every child is nurtured and celebrated. We offer sessions, short days, and full-day options both part-time or full time. Call in to see how we can help your child become an independent, confident learner.

Where Culture Lives

When you walk into BestStart Manurewa Central you feel the sense of belonging. Strong relationships with each child and teacher-parent partnerships is the centre foundation. A rich programme celebrating cultural diversity develops the learning, fun and discovery.

Building knowledge around sustainability - We are on a journey of becoming a more sustainable centre and having less impact on the environment. Our programme learning is to look after the environment, care for our plants and reap the garden to table benefits.

Rich cultural diversity – each child’s home culture is valued. We take every opportunity to celebrate, share hospitality and learn about each other. We use a wide range of teaching approaches and strategies when working with our children and use the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whāriki, to provide engaging and stimulating programmes that are exciting for all the children in our centre.

Tuakana-teina relationships - Our centre values and extends tuakana (older) – teina (younger) relationships. The older or more experienced children take the younger ones under their wing and support their learning. They do this by celebrating with them, inviting them in to play and ensuring they get a turn. We role model inclusiveness and all our children feel connected and involved in centre life, with a real sense of belonging.

Leading learning – BestStart Manurewa Central is an inclusive centre for all learners. Our youngest children love to explore with their whole bodies, they like movement and anything messy. Our toddlers are supported in their development and interests, they are encouraged to explore at their own pace and develop their confidence and skills. Preschoolers become involved in projects, are presented with new challenges and develop their social competence and independence.

Be School Ready - Our Be School Ready initiative is carefully designed to support children’s next big learning step when they move to primary school. We support parents and children as they develop the skills and attitudes for being a lifelong learner. We have a unique advantage with strong relationships with Manurewa West and Rowandale Primary schools.  We connect with them regularly to ensure children are familiar with staff and the transition to school is streamlined.

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

67 children

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Manurewa - Auckland

Barnardos Early Learning Centre Manurewa

Manurewa Early Learning Centre is a safe, vibrant and welcoming space where quality early learning and our tamariki are at the heart of what we do.

  • Open plan indoor spaces allow for your child’s curiosities to be stimulated and developed while enabling them to learn and discover at their own pace.
  • The enchanting tree in our spacious garden has low branches that are perfect for exploring and provides us with lots of shade to play and discover.
  • You’ll love our diverse centre where your child’s unique identity is recognised and celebrated.

Convenience

Our aim is to create the best conditions for your child's learning, wellbeing and care. We also know how important it is to give you the convenience you need and reassurance that your child is in safe hands. Our central location, loving team and tailored environment are all waiting to be discovered by your whānau.

Extended hours and Storypark - our online parent communication tool, are just some of the ways we try to make things a little easier for parents. Local excursions, delicious meals and fun activities are just the beginning when it comes to being the best we can be for your child. 

Staff who nurture and inspire

Our qualified and experienced teachers are committed to caring for and nurturing your child. They build a strong connection with each child throughout their early learning journey and go out of their way to ensure every child feels supported and their unique needs are met. 

Our teachers create positive opportunities for your child to develop physically, mentally and emotionally. They help guide your child as they navigate new friendships, master new skills and build independence and resilience to get ready for school and lay the foundations for lifelong learning.

Engaging environment

Our happy and nurturing environment will inspire, stimulate and empower your child to learn in their own unique way. The outdoor spaces challenge and excite the imagination, while our spacious and light filled indoor areas offer room for reading, rest, and engaging indoor learning experiences. Our children love painting, waiata and the many natural play areas they have to discover.

Connecting with the outdoors

We only know who we are, by knowing where we come from. That's why building a strong connection with nature and our local community is so important. We believe it helps your child develop a sense of belonging and identity and positively influences their learning experiences.

We're so lucky to have so many wonderful options on our doorstep here at Manurewa. We grow our own vegetable and herbs in our garden and go on local walks around the community. We visit the local school for our transition to school programme. 

Nutrition and wellbeing

We strive to provide nutritious and delicious meals and snacks to support physical and mental development. We encourage healthy eating habits and offer a balanced menu to keep your child well fueled throughout the day. The children also love being involved and we use the vegetables and herbs we grow, in our meals.

Your child will enjoy:

  • Breakfast 
  • Morning snack
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon snack

Our centre is nut free and we're happy to cater for any allergy or other dietary requirements as required.

Licensed for

50 children

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Manurewa - Auckland

Busy Bees Roscommon Road

At Busy Bees, we value every child and see them as unique and a special taonga. We understand that your child’s education and care is a priority and that choosing the right centre can be a big decision. We would be delighted to share in your child’s learning journey. You’re welcome to call or visit anytime.

We are open 7.00 am – 6.00 pm Monday to Friday.

We consider the environment as the third teacher/ te taiao hei kaiako tuatoru. We provide a warm, welcoming, fun and homely environment where we work in partnership with our whanau and the community. We believe in creating an environment to represent multiple cultures creating a sense of belonging, respect and trust in children, parents, and whānau. There are equitable opportunities to scaffold children’s learning by themselves and along with their peers and teachers.

Our rooms

Honey Pots (up to 2 years)

Our Honey Pots environment is based on building loving and trusting bonds between infants and teachers, who structure the day according to individual needs. Play is open-ended and full of fun as we embrace the unknown of how children explore and experiment with their ideas and theories of how the world around them works.

Little Bears (2-3.5 years)

Our Little Bears environment is prepared to entice children’s curiosity and exploration where testing, trying and challenging is valued. We support childhood learning with a developmentally appropriate curriculum and are supportive of all children during this age of discovery and wonder.

Polar Bears (3.5-6 years)

Our Polar Bears programme provides opportunities throughout the day for children to contribute to the curriculum, helping to make decisions about what is set up, and share their ideas to slowly prepare our little ones for their next learning adventure.

School readiness programme -

Our school readiness programme includes fortnightly visits to Rowandale Primary School, allowing children to become familiar with the school environment and ease their transition. School readiness principles are embedded throughout all learning activities, promoting the development of essential skills and knowledge needed for primary school.

Van Service

We proudly operate our own Busy Bees centre van, allowing us to help support new and existing families who require transport to and from the centre. We also utilise this awesome resource for excursions out and about in our local community.

Licensed for

90 children

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Manurewa - Auckland

Manurewa West Kindergarten

Welcome to Manurewa West Kindergarten.  We are located in the heart of Manurewa and have been working in your community since 1978.

At Manurewa West Kindergarten we believe that the children learn through play and discovery and we have a stimulating child initiated environment that supports their learning and development.  We value and recognise the social, cultural and ethnic diversity of our children and families and strive to establish a partnership between all families/whānau at the kindergarten and include this diversity within our programme.  We use Te Reo and other Pacific languages in our everyday communication with the children.

We work closely with Rowandale Primary School and have developed a Transition to School Programme.  Also at Manurewa West Kindergarten we have a vegetable garden that the children help to plant, water and harvest.  The resulting produce is for our kindergarten families and community.

Counties Manukau Kindergarten Association

We are a community based not-for-profit organisation, proud to be providing quality and affordable early childhood education in the Franklin and Counties Manukau areas for over 60 years. Our kindergartens and early learning centres provide high-quality environments that reflect the local community. We are New Zealand owned and operated and provide more qualified staff, equipment, learning opportunities, ICT, excursions and large attractive educational environments.

Book a visit today, we look forward to meeting you soon!

Licensed for

30 children

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Manurewa - Auckland

Roscommon Kindergarten

Tēna Koutou, Malo e Lei Lei, Talofa Lava, Kia Orana, Namaste, Greetings To All

Roscommon Kindergarten is a friendly Pasifika Māori environment, welcoming all cultures, with emphasis on language and confidence in self.

You will be working with a team who have fully qualified teachers who are committed to learning alongside your child and you. Above all we value parents as first teachers and work in partnership in your child’s learning and development journey.

We integrate healthy eating through the Healthy Heart programme partnered with regular physical exercise. Our outdoor area with its focus on the natural environment promotes fun, exploration, discovery and a wide variety of physical play opportunities. Exploring in all weathers, ensuring protection from the elements with Kaiako Educators who care.

We promote self-care skills for tamariki children to support healthy living in their future, like the Mighty Mouth tooth brushing programme, taking care of others and self. We promote learning through play in a safe and stimulating environment, which fosters communication and socialisation skills, creative thinking, problem-solving and coping with change and challenges. The inside environment is warm, vibrant and reflects the cultural diversity of our kindergarten whanau. We offer a wide variety of opportunities, experiences and resources to empower and foster confident, competent learners

An enviro-kindergarten with a focus on sustainability, creating a sustainable culture and future.

We work consistently on maintaining our relationships within our community including building relationships with local Iwi, community groups, Manurewa Marae, Roscommon School, Counties Manukau Kindergarten Association Playtruck,  and Te Matariki Clendon Library.


Counties Manukau Kindergarten Association

We are a community based not-for-profit organisation, proud to be providing quality and affordable early childhood education in the Franklin and Counties Manukau areas for over 60 years. Our kindergartens and early learning centres provide high-quality environments that reflect the local community. We are New Zealand owned and operated and provide more qualified staff, equipment, learning opportunities, ICT, excursions and large attractive educational environments.

Book a visit today, we look forward to meeting you soon!

Licensed for

40 children

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Manurewa - Auckland

Alfriston Road Kindergarten

Alfriston Road Kindergarten, tucked into a quiet corner of Gallaher Park, serves an area covering central and eastern Manurewa, Randwick Park, The Gardens and semi-rural Alfriston.

This broad community is culturally, socially and geographically diverse. The cultural backgrounds of our tamariki and whanau include Maori, Pacific Island, Indian, European, Asian, Middle Eastern and African. These cultures are acknowledged, valued and embraced as being part of our community.


Counties Manukau Kindergarten Association

We are a community based not-for-profit organisation, proud to be providing quality and affordable early childhood education in the Franklin and Counties Manukau areas for over 60 years. Our kindergartens and early learning centres provide high-quality environments that reflect the local community. We are New Zealand owned and operated and provide more qualified staff, equipment, learning opportunities, ICT, excursions and large attractive educational environments.

Book a visit today, we look forward to meeting you soon!

Licensed for

40 children

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Manurewa - Auckland

Clayton Park Kindergarten

At Clayton Park Kindergarten we have four qualified and enthusiastic teachers. As teachers, we are dedicated to providing an exciting and stimulating learning environment that supports our children to foster a passion for lifelong learning.

Our enriched learning environment is attractive and well resourced. Teachers work co-operatively with children through noticing, recognising and responding to meaningful inquiry-based learning.  We value play as an active learning process which enables children to become competent and confident learners.

Here at Clayton Park Kindergarten, we welcome parent participation and partnership, as we work together to gain the best learning outcomes for children. We value and celebrate diversity as a way to learn from each other and about ourselves.

We encourage sustainable practices such as reduce, reuse and recycle. We have a kindergarten ‘Care Code’ which encourages our children to develop the necessary skills, attitudes and behaviours in caring and respecting the environment, themselves and others.

Our kindergarten has a close relationship with Clayton Park School, which is situated next door.  Your child’s well-being and learning will be empowered and enriched with our transition to school programme.


Counties Manukau Kindergarten Association

We are a community based not-for-profit organisation, proud to be providing quality and affordable early childhood education in the Franklin and Counties Manukau areas for over 60 years. Our kindergartens and early learning centres provide high-quality environments that reflect the local community. We are New Zealand owned and operated and provide more qualified staff, equipment, learning opportunities, ICT, excursions and large attractive educational environments.

Book a visit today, we look forward to meeting you soon!

Licensed for

40 children

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Manurewa - Auckland

Finlayson Park Kindergarten

The team at Finlayson Park Kindergarten encourages you to come and take a look with your child.  We are located next to Finlayson Park School on John Walker Drive. 

  • The kindergarten is richly resourced and celebrates the cultural diversity of those who attend 
  • We have a beautiful outdoor space with a strong connection to nature 
  • There is emphasis on respect for yourself, others and the environment 
  • We foster independence and promote perseverance and resilience 
  • Rules, routines, consistency and high expectations are placed on children to provide a safe and friendly environment for all 

Counties Manukau Kindergarten Association

We are a community based not-for-profit organisation, proud to be providing quality and affordable early childhood education in the Franklin and Counties Manukau areas for over 60 years. Our kindergartens and early learning centres provide high-quality environments that reflect the local community. We are New Zealand owned and operated and provide more qualified staff, equipment, learning opportunities, ICT, excursions and large attractive educational environments.

Book a visit today, we look forward to meeting you soon!

Licensed for

40 children

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Manurewa - Auckland

Hillpark Kindergarten

At Hillpark we aim to offer a wide variety of experiences that supports children’s interest and strengths.  We have lots of fun while learning many skills and gaining knowledge.  We value social skills, self-confidence and leadership, and provide opportunities for the children to practice these skills regularly.

Hillpark Kindergarten is situated next door to Hillpark Primary School and we have a transition to school programme with them.

We have a large attractive outdoor area where children can explore, experience challenges and work together. Our team is very experienced and+D5 work to offer an exciting, friendly and stimulating environment for all our children.


Counties Manukau Kindergarten Association

We are a community based not-for-profit organisation, proud to be providing quality and affordable early childhood education in the Franklin and Counties Manukau areas for over 60 years. Our kindergartens and early learning centres provide high-quality environments that reflect the local community. We are New Zealand owned and operated and provide more qualified staff, equipment, learning opportunities, ICT, excursions and large attractive educational environments.

Book a visit today, we look forward to meeting you soon!

Licensed for

40 children

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Manurewa - Auckland

Homai Kindergarten

Homai Kindergarten is part of a culturally diverse community. Our families cultures are respected and acknowledged and families are encouraged to share the culture and traditions that are important to them. 

We are a very well-resourced kindergarten with a large outdoor play environment which allows the children to be physically challenged. Being semi-rural, children are provided with opportunities to observe farm animals. Our quality learning resources allow the children to work individually and in groups at child-initiated play. Children’s interests are the basis for providing extra learning experiences (e.g. trips, puppet shows, visiting specialists such as carpenters, drum workshops etc.), the learning outcome of which is to empower children through the provision of additional learning opportunities. 

In partnership with our families, we are passionate about promoting children’s health and well-being. This has been done in conjunction with the Mighty Mouth teeth brushing program and the Heart Foundation. 

Counties Manukau Kindergarten Association

We are a community based not-for-profit organisation, proud to be providing quality and affordable early childhood education in the Franklin and Counties Manukau areas for over 60 years. Our kindergartens and early learning centres provide high-quality environments that reflect the local community. We are New Zealand owned and operated and provide more qualified staff, equipment, learning opportunities, ICT, excursions and large attractive educational environments.

Book a visit today, we look forward to meeting you soon!

Licensed for

40 children

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Manurewa - Auckland

ELCM Alfriston

Kia Ora and welcome to Early Learning Counties Manukau Alfriston College. We invite you and your Whanau (family) to experience an environment that welcomes individuality and promotes lifelong learning.We are a high quality, well-resourced Early learning Centre with qualified, registered teachers and teachers in training.  An environment where children have the opportunity to make their own choices and are affirmed as capable and independent learners.

What makes us unique?

ELCM Alfriston College is situated on the school grounds of Alfriston College and serves the growing community in Manurewa.  We are in close proximity to Botanical Gardens where children enjoy regular excursions.

At ELCM Alfriston College we value you as part of our centre and encourage you to be involved in your child’s journey through their preschool years.  We look forward to building relationships so that together we can collaboratively create valued learning opportunities for your child.

Our centre is influenced by the Pikler and Reggio theories.  These approaches embrace love and respect where children develop at their own pace and inquiry learning.  The environment is structured so children have the freedom of choice and the opportunity to explore the environment in an unhurried manner.  Teachers will support children’s inquiry learning and together become co-researchers.

ELCM Alfriston College and surrounding schools have built relationships and communications to enhance the development of positive ongoing transitions to school for all children attending our centre.


Counties Manukau Kindergarten Association

We are a community based not-for-profit organisation, proud to be providing quality and affordable early childhood education in the Franklin and Counties Manukau areas for over 60 years. Our kindergartens and early learning centres provide high-quality environments that reflect the local community. We are New Zealand owned and operated and provide more qualified staff, equipment, learning opportunities, ICT, excursions and large attractive educational environments.

Book a visit today, we look forward to meeting you soon!

Licensed for

50 children

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Manurewa - Auckland

White Heron Learning Centre - Manurewa

White Heron @ Manurewa

Located in the heart of South Auckland, White Heron @ Manurewa provides quality early childhood education to local whanau/family. Qualified and experienced bilingual kaiako promote Tikanga Maori and Te Reo Maori throughout the day during interactions with tamariki. This centre features a large outdoor play area and separate classrooms for under 2's - Whare Pipi and over 2's - Whare Nui. The centre is open from 7:30am - 5:00pm and caters to children aged from 3months to 6 years.

FREE PICK UP AND DROP OFF BUS SERVICE AT THIS CENTRE

FREE HOURS available for ALL children at White Heron - Manurewa. Our hourly fees are usually just $5.70 per hour but if you qualify for WINZ Childcare Subsidy you may be eligible for FREE CHILDCARE.

We even have FREE childcare for Under 2's depending on your situation. Ring NOW to see if you qualify

Licensed for

50 children

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Manurewa - Auckland

All About Children - Manurewa (Browns Rd)

We are a home away from home

Conveniently located , All About Children Early Learning Centres – Manurewa are a favourite of families in Manurewa.

We promote the importance of family and community in all that we do. Our team nurtures, guides and inspires every child under their care with unwavering dedication. A sense of belonging is instilled in every child and their family. The result is high levels of engagement, thriving children and special bonds that last beyond your child’s time at our daycare centres. Just like home.

Our philosophy

At All About Children Early Learning Centres in  Manurewa, we believe trust and respect go hand in hand. This creates long lasting relationships which foster information sharing, to best guide and support children. Relationships also promote Belonging, on which our philosophy is centred. We also celebrate our cultural diversity with pride. Above all, we have fun. Keen to learn more about our philosophy? Book a visit today.

Our curriculum

With an age appropriate child development programme, we nurture these young minds and provide a loving environment that sees them grow into confident young individuals. Supporting this learning programme are passionate educators, purpose-built rooms and thoughtfully placed resources that fuel the natural sense of curiosity every child has.

Children have different ways of knowing and doing, different strengths and different talents. At All About Children Child Care centres in Manurewa, we understand this. Our curriculum is guided by the Ministry of Education’s Te Whariki framework but individualised for every child.

Our passionate Child Care educators pride themselves in delivering open-ended, play-based learning experiences that lays the foundation for future learning. Outings, centre-based activities and community interactions add further flavour to our curriculum.

Primary Caregiving Programme (under 2 years)

Understanding the special needs of our pepe, bright nursery has its own outdoor area and dedicated sleep room. This is ideal for our tiny learners to blossom into confident toddlers. At its core, this programme ensures our littles ones feel love and affection. Every child is a key teacher responsible for all their care needs and special moments. This builds secure relationships to allow us to support your child as an individual to reach their full potential.

Toddler programme (2 to 3 ½ years)

Our toddler child care programme promotes a sense of independence and confidence. Open and inviting, a dedicated environment for toddlers provides this energetic age-group plenty of space to explore, take risks and challenge themselves. Experienced educators manage their multidimensional needs and the challenge of understanding the world around them. Our child care programme focuses on problem solving, skill building and becoming independent.

Preschool programme (3 ½ to 5 years)

Nearly there – but not completely. Our preschool programme focuses on providing the necessary tools and life skills as they prepare for the next chapter in their learning – primary school. We offer a transition to school programme that is tailored to fit your child’s individual learning and abilities. Importance of community, communication, cooperation and friendship is brought into the programme by our experienced educators.

Visit our centre to see what the transition to school could look like for your child.

Sunny and spacious

The sense of space is apparent from the time you walk through the doors of All About Children Childcares in  Manurewa. Sunny and kitted with quality equipment, our centres have dedicated learning environments to suit the social, physical, emotional and intellectual requirements of every age group. Book a tour to explore our space.

Our team

Led by centre manages, our team is deeply passionate about early childhood education. Delivering the best in play-based learning programs, our happy educators inspire happy children.They love meeting families and are happy to answer all your questions. Get in touch to meet our team.

Licensed for

35 children

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Manurewa - Auckland

Pacific Early Learning Community Centre

Ni hao, Namaste, Konichiwa, Yeoboseyo, Kia ora, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Talofa lava, Fakalofa atu, Bula Vanaka,

Pacific Early Learning Community Centre, will cater for all children of all cultures.  We are in the heart of Rowandale, Manurewa.

Our aim is to collaborate and consult with our whanau with every decision made for their child.  We want to encourage positive feedback and be involved in their child’s learning and development.

We are committed to building trusting relationships and friendships with our children, parents and whanau.  

We will offer a calming, welcoming and rich learning environment where children can take ownership of their own learning, while supporting their friends along the way.

Counties Manukau Kindergarten Association

We are a community based not-for-profit organisation, proud to be providing quality and affordable early childhood education in the Franklin and Counties Manukau areas for over 60 years. Our kindergartens and early learning centres provide high-quality environments that reflect the local community. We are New Zealand owned and operated and provide more qualified staff, equipment, learning opportunities, ICT, excursions and large attractive educational environments.

Book a visit today, we look forward to meeting you soon!

Licensed for

30 children

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Manurewa - Auckland

BestStart Weymouth

Nestled in the heart of Manurewa BestStart Weymouth is located off Weymouth Road, down a quiet street. The centre is easy to access and has plenty of car parking for those parents who want to either quickly drop off their little one before heading to work or who are wanting to stay and play for a bit. BestStart Weymouth is your child's destination for quality learning and education!

BestStart Weymouth is an early learning centre dedicated to giving the best care and education to our children. Nestled in the heart of Manurewa, our multicultural team welcome every family/whanau into a vibrant centre life. Our passionate and long-standing teachers develop confident learners ready for life by nurturing hearts, bodies and minds.

The room for our youngest children, Kiwi Room, is a nurturing space to support the care of infants and encourage their learning. Teachers get to know and love each child, understanding individual and family needs and creating a strong sense of belonging and relationship.Our young learners are supported to be active in our safe indoor-outdoor environments. Stimulating interactions with teachers and children develop language, interests and natural abilities. BestStart Weymouth’s healthy heart award means that nutritious infant food is prepared on-site to high safety standards.

The Ruru room is designed for the needs of 2-3-year-old children. Active, curious, independent toddlers are on a mission to learn about the world! Our team support learning at each child’s development stage and pace, partnering with family/whanau for the best outcomes.  Our passionate toddler teachers encourage self-help skills such as serving themselves food, toileting and making safe choices. The Ruru room is a fun, exciting adventure that our toddlers love to be part of.

The Tui room is a new classroom which was created in September 2020. It caters for children 3-years and over till they reach their last destination at BestStart Weymouth which is the Tane Mahuta Room. In our Tui room, we place importance on relationships with children, Whanau, our learning/teaching community and our Papatūānuku (mother earth). The teachers of this room begin building the important trusting relationships with the children from the very first day. We believe that each child is unique with their own individual stories to tell, listening to the children is what we need to do as their kaiako.  In our room we believe in encouraging the children to use their voices and how important it is not to just be seen but also heard – We want the children to know that we see and hear them, whatever they have to say has a meaning and how much it is valued!

The Tane Mahuta room (God of the Forest) is where our busy and inquisitive preschoolers like to be.  Each day is a new adventure – it could be getting colourful in the Holi festival, making Maori bread for Matariki or taking an excursion to the library. Our teaching programme is based on Te Whaariki (NZ curriculum) and gets children ready for school by developing independence, social skills and language. Our Be School Ready initiative is designed to support children’s next big learning step when they move to primary school. We support parents and children as they develop the skills and attitudes for being a lifelong learner.

BestStart’s Hauora (health) programme helps develop happy and healthy bodies and minds. Our large playgrounds encourage physical exercise with children becoming capable of using hoops, balls and climbing frames. Our centre cook provides plenty of healthy food on a seasonal menu that meets Healthy Heart standards.

Part of the award winning BestStart family, we've been voted the Most Trusted early childhood education provider in NZ.

BestStart Weymouth is your child's destination for early learning.

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

122 children

A picture of All About Children - Manurewa (51 Mahia Rd)

Manurewa - Auckland

All About Children - Manurewa (51 Mahia Rd)

We are a home away from home

Conveniently located , All About Children Early Learning Centres – Manurewa are a favourite of families in Manurewa.

We promote the importance of family and community in all that we do. Our team nurtures, guides and inspires every child under their care with unwavering dedication. A sense of belonging is instilled in every child and their family. The result is high levels of engagement, thriving children and special bonds that last beyond your child’s time at our daycare centres. Just like home.

Our philosophy

At All About Children Early Learning Centres in  Manurewa, we believe trust and respect go hand in hand. This creates long lasting relationships which foster information sharing, to best guide and support children. Relationships also promote Belonging, on which our philosophy is centred. We also celebrate our cultural diversity with pride. Above all, we have fun. Keen to learn more about our philosophy? Book a visit today.

Our curriculum

With an age appropriate child development programme, we nurture these young minds and provide a loving environment that sees them grow into confident young individuals. Supporting this learning programme are passionate educators, purpose-built rooms and thoughtfully placed resources that fuel the natural sense of curiosity every child has.

Children have different ways of knowing and doing, different strengths and different talents. At All About Children Child Care centres in Manurewa, we understand this. Our curriculum is guided by the Ministry of Education’s Te Whariki framework but individualised for every child.

Our passionate Child Care educators pride themselves in delivering open-ended, play-based learning experiences that lays the foundation for future learning. Outings, centre-based activities and community interactions add further flavour to our curriculum.

Primary Caregiving Programme (under 2 years)

Understanding the special needs of our pepe, bright nursery has its own outdoor area and dedicated sleep room. This is ideal for our tiny learners to blossom into confident toddlers. At its core, this programme ensures our littles ones feel love and affection. Every child is a key teacher responsible for all their care needs and special moments. This builds secure relationships to allow us to support your child as an individual to reach their full potential.

Toddler programme (2 to 3 ½ years)

Our toddler child care programme promotes a sense of independence and confidence. Open and inviting, a dedicated environment for toddlers provides this energetic age-group plenty of space to explore, take risks and challenge themselves. Experienced educators manage their multidimensional needs and the challenge of understanding the world around them. Our child care programme focuses on problem solving, skill building and becoming independent.

Preschool programme (3 ½ to 5 years)

Nearly there – but not completely. Our preschool programme focuses on providing the necessary tools and life skills as they prepare for the next chapter in their learning – primary school. We offer a transition to school programme that is tailored to fit your child’s individual learning and abilities. Importance of community, communication, cooperation and friendship is brought into the programme by our experienced educators.

Visit our centre to see what the transition to school could look like for your child.

Sunny and spacious

The sense of space is apparent from the time you walk through the doors of All About Children Childcares in  Manurewa. Sunny and kitted with quality equipment, our centres have dedicated learning environments to suit the social, physical, emotional and intellectual requirements of every age group. Book a tour to explore our space.

Our team

Led by centre manages, our team is deeply passionate about early childhood education. Delivering the best in play-based learning programs, our happy educators inspire happy children.They love meeting families and are happy to answer all your questions. Get in touch to meet our team.

Licensed for

50 children

A picture of BestStart Maich Road

Manurewa - Auckland

BestStart Maich Road

BestStart Maich Road is known for its lovely outdoor environment. Catering for children from 3 months age until they are ready to go to school, the centre creates positive and happy memories and learning experiences that children take with them. Our centre is open right through the school holidays and have a range of flexible times to suit every family.

Memories in the Making

The Maich Rd team of qualified teachers have a wide range of experiences and know exactly what it takes to excite, motivate and extend children’s learning. The memories we create are of belonging, a curiosity to learn and the joy of gaining independence.

Natural Environment – the spacious outdoor areas with mature trees and shade cover provide a wonderful opportunity for children to play, learn and relax. Each of the age-appropriate rooms has a large outdoor area offering a rich diversity of experience to support physical activity.

Learning Spaces - moving through to another learning space occurs as we respond to the strengths, interests, abilities and needs of each child and their family. 


Infant Room – working in close partnership with families, we create the individual care moments and nurturing routines that support our infants’ learning. Teachers provide a peaceful environment where children learn through respectful, reciprocal interactions with people, places and things.

Toddler Room - Our curious toddlers have plenty of opportunities for individual exploration, engagement with their peers and experiences that extend learning and foster creativity. Teachers provide space with clear and consistent boundaries while acknowledging and respecting their rights to have increasing independence over their learning.

Preschooler Room -  preschoolers growing awareness of themselves as learners, their increasing capacity for language, inquiry and understanding of differing points of view is nurtured. We provide opportunities to experience new challenges, participate in projects and ensure our children and families make a smooth transition to school. 

Be School Ready - Our Be School Ready initiative is carefully designed to support children’s next big learning step when they move to primary school. We support parents and children as they develop the skills and attitudes for being a lifelong learner.  Our children leave Maich excited for their next adventure and with a kete of lovely early childhood memories!

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

A picture of Manurewa Playcentre

Manurewa - Auckland

Manurewa Playcentre

Manurewa Playcentre

Manurewa Playcentre is an early childhood education centre for ages 0 to 6 years. It is similar to Kindergarten with a wide range of activities for children including painting, climbing, sandpit play etc. The difference is the parents are the teachers. So instead of leaving your children at day care parents can take an active role in the very important early years.

We are part of the Tamaki Playcentre Association and New Zealand Playcentre Federation. We receive government funding like other early childhood education centres and are subject to the same review processes and reporting.

Playcentre began in 1941 primarily as a support service to women left raising children alone due to partners being away with the second world war. Manurewa Playcentre opened in 1960. We are part of a long standing organisation and enjoy teaching our Tamariki.

Session Times

There are two different types of session:

Family sessions are the best time to visit us if you're interested in learning about our centre. These are held from 9am to 12pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. These sessions are open to all children, accompanied by their parents or caregivers.

Big Kids sessions are held on Thursdays. Please note: Thursday is not open to visitors. These sessions are for children aged from 3 to 6 years and run a little longer, from 9am to 1pm. This is a drop-off session run by two amazing former Playcentre parents who hold Playcentre/Early Childhood qualifications. The Big Kids often go on trips around Auckland.

You can enrol for any two or more days. To enrol in Big Kids, a child must be attending at least two other sessions.

From Birth to School

We have a separate room so our youngest Tamariki can sleep in a quiet and safe environment.

Playcentre has a high adult to child ratio of 3 to 1 which enables us to deal more effectively with problem behaviour, such as bullying, should it occur. Policies are in place to work through the issues without laying blame in a calm and controlled manner.

As children approach school age many of them also attend sessions at the Kindergarten behind our Playcentre. This helps prepare them for the change of going to school and is also convenient as they may attend a morning session at Playcentre and an afternoon session at Kindergarten.

Koha Donations

Most of the funding we receive is from the government. Parents pay a donation of $20 a term when able (or $27 for two or more children). There is a $15 koha for the 'big kids' session each term.

Licensed for

30 children

A picture of The Y Early Learning Centre - Manurewa

Manurewa - Auckland

The Y Early Learning Centre - Manurewa

Welcome to The Y Early Learning Centre

Early education is an important step in your child’s life. It could be preschool, kindergarten or an early learning centre – making the right choice is important for you and your family.

Prepare your child for a quality future through nourishment and strength in a safe, caring environment. The Y (formerly YMCA) supports skill, social, emotional and cognitive development through three core themes – nature, nurture and being active, which will allow your child to connect with themselves, their environment and their community.

All of our centres have access to open spaces, greenery and trees. We believe that exploring nature builds curiosity and makes learning fun for our tiny curious explorers of Earth.

Nourishment starts from within as we support your child with social skills, courage and perseverance for their own development milestones – giving them a strong start to their best life.

The Y has been supporting Kiwi kids to live actively since 1855. We’re the experts in fundamental movement skills, leading to a lifelong love of being active. Y children jump, dance and have fun as they play and learn.

Why Choose The Y Early Learning Centres?

20 Hours Free

The Y Early learning centres offer 20 ECE hours free for all children aged 3 and over

Fully Licensed

Our centres are fully licensed childcare and education facilities under the Ministry of Education for children aged 6 months - 6 years

MOE Audited & Accredited

Our early learning centres are audited and accredited by the Ministry of Education

WINZ Subsidies Available

WINZ Subsidies are available for qualified families

Qualified Staff

Our staff are fully trained, professionally qualified and committed to on-going personal development

Safeguarding Accredited

YMCA North is Aotearoa’s first and only accredited organisation through the Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF) as a child-safe organisation

Licensed for

50 children

A picture of St Andrews Preschool

Manurewa - Auckland

St Andrews Preschool

Welcome to St Andrews Preschool

A Christian Preschool for 2 1⁄2 to 5 year olds, located in central Manurewa behind St Andrews Presbyterian Church and next to Manurewa Central School.

St Andrews Preschool has been a part of the local community for over 50 years and provides high quality education in a warm caring Christian environment.

Love God, love people, love learning

Children are nurtured and taught within a distinctively biblical framework, in a loving, caring environment. We are privileged to have highly qualified, experienced, multicultural and multilingual staff. We welcome all cultures and faiths at our centre. We honour and respect each child’s identity, culture and celebrate our diversity in unity.

You're welcome to pop in anytime to meet our friendly teachers.

Our story

Our preschool opened in May 1968, initially for the children of St Andrews Presbyterian Church as well as being an outreach into the community of Manurewa. It has continued over the years to provide a Christian, licensed and chartered preschool facility for Manurewa and the community beyond. The Centre closed for two years and reopened in 2009 as a joint venture with Manukau Christian Charitable Trust. It is now being run by St Andrews Church.

Licensed for

40 children

A picture of BestStart Wattle Downs

Manurewa - Auckland

BestStart Wattle Downs

BestStart Wattle Downs is a childcare and early childhood education centre on Coxhead Road, close to Mahia Road and Wattle Farm Reserve. We're devoted to caring for children in the Wattle Downs area and the wider community of Manurewa.

Let's get stuck in! We're here to make a change

We are a multicultural centre and we use play as a tool to help our tamariki develop into wonderful human beings. We welcome children from 3 months to 6. We pride ourselves on working in partnership with parents and families to ensure that we are working towards the same goals. Our centre is run between two buildings. The Little Tui’s room caters for our children from 3 months to 2 ½ years.  Our Pukeko room caters for children from 2 ½ to 5 years. Our newly renovated outdoor area is inviting and challenges our children to take risks and gain control over their bodies. 

Our Learning Spaces

Little Tuis – our infants room: The family-orientated room of Little Tuis is a calm and relaxing place for your infants in which they are supported in learning at their own pace with the help of our teachers.  We encourage our infants to showcase their unique personalities while gaining the confidence to be risk-takers and accomplish milestones that help them grow from dependent babies into independent toddlers. We use heuristic play or treasure baskets as learning tools. We love seeing our babies use everyday items as an open-ended resource.  They surprise us every day with the inventive and interesting ways in which they interact with the items.  Come and take a look for yourself.
Pukeko – our preschool room: Our preschool room is a hive of activity with teachers setting up different activities and experiences to engage our tamariki. We pride ourselves on our relationship with Clayton Park Primary School who support our Be School Ready initiative.  We are grateful that they allow our 4 ½-year-olds access to their classrooms once a week.  These visits help our tamariki gain confidence to be able to transition to primary school with ease once they turn five.

We look forward to meeting you and are welcome to visit anytime.

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

70 children

A picture of All About Children - Manurewa (149 Mahia Rd)

Manurewa - Auckland

All About Children - Manurewa (149 Mahia Rd)

We are a home away from home

Conveniently located , All About Children Early Learning Centres – Manurewa are a favourite of families in Manurewa.

We promote the importance of family and community in all that we do. Our team nurtures, guides and inspires every child under their care with unwavering dedication. A sense of belonging is instilled in every child and their family. The result is high levels of engagement, thriving children and special bonds that last beyond your child’s time at our daycare centres. Just like home.

Our philosophy

At All About Children Early Learning Centres in  Manurewa, we believe trust and respect go hand in hand. This creates long lasting relationships which foster information sharing, to best guide and support children. Relationships also promote Belonging, on which our philosophy is centred. We also celebrate our cultural diversity with pride. Above all, we have fun. Keen to learn more about our philosophy? Book a visit today.

Our curriculum

With an age appropriate child development programme, we nurture these young minds and provide a loving environment that sees them grow into confident young individuals. Supporting this learning programme are passionate educators, purpose-built rooms and thoughtfully placed resources that fuel the natural sense of curiosity every child has.

Children have different ways of knowing and doing, different strengths and different talents. At All About Children Child Care centres in Manurewa, we understand this. Our curriculum is guided by the Ministry of Education’s Te Whariki framework but individualised for every child.

Our passionate Child Care educators pride themselves in delivering open-ended, play-based learning experiences that lays the foundation for future learning. Outings, centre-based activities and community interactions add further flavour to our curriculum.

Primary Caregiving Programme (under 2 years)

Understanding the special needs of our pepe, bright nursery has its own outdoor area and dedicated sleep room. This is ideal for our tiny learners to blossom into confident toddlers. At its core, this programme ensures our littles ones feel love and affection. Every child is a key teacher responsible for all their care needs and special moments. This builds secure relationships to allow us to support your child as an individual to reach their full potential.

Toddler programme (2 to 3 ½ years)

Our toddler child care programme promotes a sense of independence and confidence. Open and inviting, a dedicated environment for toddlers provides this energetic age-group plenty of space to explore, take risks and challenge themselves. Experienced educators manage their multidimensional needs and the challenge of understanding the world around them. Our child care programme focuses on problem solving, skill building and becoming independent.

Preschool programme (3 ½ to 5 years)

Nearly there – but not completely. Our preschool programme focuses on providing the necessary tools and life skills as they prepare for the next chapter in their learning – primary school. We offer a transition to school programme that is tailored to fit your child’s individual learning and abilities. Importance of community, communication, cooperation and friendship is brought into the programme by our experienced educators.

Visit our centre to see what the transition to school could look like for your child.

Sunny and spacious

The sense of space is apparent from the time you walk through the doors of All About Children Childcares in  Manurewa. Sunny and kitted with quality equipment, our centres have dedicated learning environments to suit the social, physical, emotional and intellectual requirements of every age group. Book a tour to explore our space.

Our team

Led by centre manages, our team is deeply passionate about early childhood education. Delivering the best in play-based learning programs, our happy educators inspire happy children.They love meeting families and are happy to answer all your questions. Get in touch to meet our team.


Licensed for

40 children

A picture of Gaia (Earth) Forest Preschool

Manurewa - Auckland

Gaia (Earth) Forest Preschool

Dreamt, Designed and Developed by Nikeeta Singh and Dr Darius Singh:


A real Forest Kindy and so much more... World's first childcare centre fully inspired by the "Gaia (Earth) Education Principle" (i.e. Earth inspired building designs, environments, values, curriculum, & outcomes for children). This is truly "childcare like you've never seen before". Perfectly situated for families who live, work near, or commute through Manukau, Manurewa, Gardens, Flat Bush, Mission Heights, Ormiston, Takanini, Pukekohe, Papakura, Papatoetoe, Karaka, Drury, Waiuku and Pokeno.

Gaia (Earth) inspired Forest playground:

  • boost your child's well-being with essential Vitamin 'N' (Nature).
  • a genuine Forest Kindy / Bush Kindy / Nature Programme inspired by the Friluftsliv (open air) way of life in Scandinavia.
  • 10,000 sqm of NZ native forest to explore and play in each day;
  • beautiful and calming forest walkway as you drop off and pick up from the carpark;
  • shallow streams (with eels and fish) for our teachers and your child to discover and explore new life and changing scenes each day;
  • almost every NZ native species of trees is here to see, learn from, play around, and look after;
  • mud slide using our harvested rainwater for your preschooler to .... well you know the rest!

Gaia (Earth) inspired Bio-phyilic Building:

  • we adopted biomimicry techniques to design a building into the shape of a single leaf;
  • the building itself soars off the ground on tree hut style supports, like a leaf reaching out to touch the sky or a giant waka emerging out of a sea of green;
  • solar cells (i.e. first array is installed - total of 120 photovoltaics to be installed at a later stage to power nearly all of the building's needs - mimicking life-giving photosynthesis functions of a simple leaf);
  • rainwater harvesting (i.e. modelling Earth's sustainability principles like a lotus leaf does) . This supplies all our non-potable water for outdoor play, gardening, mudslide, laundry, and bathrooms;
  • building foundations deeply rooted like a myriad tree roots growing into the Earth itself;
  • heated floors for our babies so they can sense a warmth coming from the Earth;
  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) monitors in our sleep rooms that activate smart ventilation if levels get too high;
  • natural ventilation (i.e. a building that breathes on its own, and further enhanced by NZ's first UVC lamp filtered heat pumps - see below);
  • your child will feel what it's like learning, playing, eating & sleeping inside a leaf (a beautiful memory for your child when he/she becomes the next guardian of our world and everyone/everything in it).

Licensed for

125 children

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Manurewa - Auckland

The Treasure Cove Early Learning Centre - Boon St

What makes us different

At the Treasure Cove Early Learning Centre we specialize in the care and education for children aged from birth through to 5 years. Our learning environment is comprised of 3 main spaces consisting of our Nursery, Toddlers and Pre-School.  Our Nursery & Toddlers centre is open from 7.15am through till 5.45pm and our Preschool from 7.15am through till 5.15pm.

As you walk through the door take a moment to stop and take a breath and feel the magic of our learning environment as it captures you to join us on a journey of discovery and wonder and see what makes us different…

  • Long standing passionate teaching team
  • Qualified and trained educators
  • A philosophy anchored by love, care and kindness
  • A home away from home where children and their Whanau feel a strong sense of belonging
  • A specialised nursery environment dedicated to providing a calm, nurturing, stable and stimulating home away from home for our infants.  An environment where each child’s rhythm and routine are catered for in an unhurried and loving way.
  • Inspired by the Reggio Emilia teaching philosophy
  • A belief that Whanau, extended whanau and the local community are an integral part of our learning community, who actively contribute to all aspects of centre life.
  • We respect, value and celebrate the diversity which each whanau bring to the centre.
  • A belief that through providing specialist experiences such as swimming, gymnastics and zumba to name a few, we are able to further extend upon the learning and development which happens within the centre.
  • Accessing our local community through opportunities to get out and about such as making use of our public transport system, supermarket visits, visits to our local park, library etc
  • We use documentation and ICT to capture and celebrate the magic of children’s learning.
  • We value the importance of promoting healthy lifestyles through both active movement and healthy eating.  We have a nutritious menu cooked in house by our centre chef, including a specialised menu for our infants and catering to your child’s dietary requirements.

Licensed for

50 children

A picture of Ako Langimalie

Manurewa - Auckland

Ako Langimalie

Ako Langimalie is a bilingual centre staffed by Tongan teachers. The school’s programme is based on the Te Whariki Curriculum, which is the New Zealand national curriculum.

Malo e lelei Matu’a  tauhi fanau.‘Oku mau  talitali lelei kimoutolu mo ho’omou fanau ki  Ako Langimalie. 

The Ako Langimalie Preschool is located at 119 Rowandale Avenue, Manurewa. The school is the result of a partnership between the Tongan Health Society and the Ministry of Education.

Ako Langimalie is a bilingual center staffed by Tongan teachers. The school’s programme is based on the Te Whariki Curriculum, which is the New Zealand national curriculum.

Te Whariki is a framework for providing tamariki (children’s) early learning and development within a sociocultural context.

We look forward to seeing you at our Ako Langimalie Preschool!

Philosophy

“Langimalie – we use the concept of a bright, clear sky to speak about the bright, open and happy face of a person”

Our programme

Our programme of learning is based on ‘Te Whariki’. It is a blend of free play, group learning and focused activities .

Children: From 6 months to under 5 years

Ako Langimalie has two classrooms, one for the under 2’s and the other one for over 2’s. Each classroom has a structure based on the children’s needs.


Licensed for

50 children

A picture of Finlayson Park Childcare Centre

Manurewa - Auckland

Finlayson Park Childcare Centre

FPS Childcare Philosophy

Finlayson Park Childcare aims to provide a warm, accepting and nurturing environment where children can develop to their full potential.

The Staff recognise that parents are the primary caregivers and will work at the partnership where the child and the family needs are paramount.

Our aim will be to provide a child-centered program where staff, work alongside children, challenging, extending and  supporting them.

Staff will also plan to provide an environment that is as home-like as possible; where visitors are made welcome; where there are frequent walks and outings to the Library, Parks, Recreation Centre and school; where children have the opportunities to make decisions and taking responsibility for things such as caring for their Centre and each other.

Under 2's

The staff in the under 2’s area endeavour to provide a safe, loving and nurturing environment that enables our Infants and toddlers to develop at their individual level.  We establish the children into good  routines in conjunction with home and Centre life.

We require parents to supply: 

  • Nappies that can be stored in large quantities.
  • Bottles to be sterilised at home daily.  Older children can have 1 kept at the centre.
  • Enough food of a good nutritional value per day.
  • Clothing , at least 3 full changes of clothing per day.
  • Footwear suitable for the outdoors. 
  • Wipes if preferred (we use flannels).

Over 2’s

We are a very adventurous group in the Over 2’s, so can you please send me with:

  • At least 3 changes of clothes.
  • Gumboots and or good walking shoes in the winter.
  • Good sandals (in the summer) for  walking.
  •  Swimming togs.
  •  Named Sunhat.

 Note:  We keep warm hats, rain coats and towels for swimming but if you want to supply your own that is great.

Licensed for

24 children

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Manurewa - Auckland

Savali Ole Filemu Aoga Amata

Our School

Savali Ole Filemu Aoga Amata center is carefully designed to offer your child learning opportunities in a fun and safe environment.

We pride ourselves on providing an environment where children explore and learn in a calm, clean, nurturing, safe space.

All children’s playrooms have a spacious play area, an abundance of educational resources and fun toys, art and craft supplies and colorful books. There are dedicated sleeping areas and easy access to baby change tables and toilet facilities throughout the premises.Philosophy Statement

Tofa Manino

O le fa’asinomaga o le Savali o le Filemu Aoga Amata e afua mai i le va’a o ‘Le Savali o le Filemu’ (Messenger of Peace), lea na taunu’u ai le fe’au o le talalelei a Keriso i Samoa, ma fa’avaeina ai lona Malo Tuto’atasi – “Fa’avae i Le Atua Samoa”. O le fe’au na momoli e lea savali i Mataniu Feagai Ma Le Ata, ua ao ai Samoa i le filemu o Keriso ma tatala ai faitoto’a i le a’oa’oina o le poto salalau. O le feso’otaiga o le ‘Savali o le Filemu’ ma le fe’au na ia momoli i laufanua o Samoa, ua mafua ai le manulauti o le Aoga Amata – ia a’oa’o le tamaititi e tusa ma ona ala, a o’o ina matua e le toe te’a ese ai.

O le sini o le fa’amoemoe o le Savali o le Filemu Aoga Amata o le fa’atauaina lea o le tagata ma lona fa’asinomaga, e auala lea i le: a’oa’oina o le fanau i le Gagana Samoa – ia iloa ai e le tamaititi i lona tuputupu a’e le taua o le Gagana, ma faigofie ai ona malamalama i le aganu’u, tu ma aga Fa’a Samoa a o aumau ai i Aotearoa nei, Niu Sila.

O vaega faapitoa nei o lo’o agatonu i ai le fa’atinoina o polokalame a le Aoga Amata i aso ta’itasi, mo le ausiaina o lana Manulauti:

Aputi ma fa’atauaina le ola maloloina ma le saogalemu o fanau

“A’oa’o le tama e tusa ma ona ala

a o’o ina matua e le toe te’a ese ai (Fa’ataoto 22: 6)

Fa’atauaina o le a’oa’oina o fanau i le Gagana Samoa ma le Aganu’u, aemaise ai le a’oa’oina i le saofa’iga va’ava’alua o le Aganu’u ma le olaga Fa’a Kerisiano

O se tasi o tofamanino a Samoa –

“A leai se Gagana, ua leai se Aganu’u, a leai se Aganu’u, ua po le nu’u”.

Fa’atauaina o le ola Alofa ma iloa Fa’aaloalo

“Ia e ava i lou Tama ma lou Tina

ina ia fa’alevaleva ai ou aso i le nu’u ua foa’ina atu e

Le Atua ia te oe” (Teuteronome 5: 16)

Licensed for

56 children

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Manurewa - Auckland

Nanaksar Educare Centre

Childcare Centre in Manurewa

Licensed for

49 children

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Manurewa - Auckland

Ako Adventures

Ako Adventures offers a safe and nurturing home away from home where children love to learn and parents can trust their child is getting the very best standard of education and care.

Located in beautiful South Auckland, at Russell Rd, Manurewa.

We have an open door policy and encourage parents/whānau and caregivers to spend time with us getting to know our teachers and the routines that we incorporate into our programme. We believe it is important to understand and support your values and beliefs within a nurturing learning environment.

What we offer:

  • 20 hours FREE ECE
  • WINZ applications available
  • Community excursions
  • Whānau days
  • Speech Language Therapist on our team of educators
  • Celebration of special occasions
  • Experienced, trained and friendly teachers who love what they do
  • Excellent teacher ratios to ensure every child receives the best education and care
  • A transition to school programme alongside parent/teacher hui
  • A bus service for FREE pick up & drop off
  • Nutritional kai 3 days a week
  • Lunch box days
  • Affordable fees

Licensed for

72 children

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Manurewa - Auckland

Star Kids Childcare

Welcome to Star Kids Childcare!!

Star Kids Childcare provides a warm, safe home-like and welcoming environment for children, parents, whanau and teachers.

We are committed to empowering our children's so they can learn and grow through real experiences and experiments. This exploration supports them to take risks, develop problem-solving skills and nurturing strengths and talents. 


Licensed for

48 children

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Manurewa - Auckland

The Gardens Early Childhood Education - Hill Road

Our Hill Road Centre is located just a minute from the Botanic Gardens, Totara Park and the Southern Motorway. This places us in a prime location which is easily accessible for pick up and drop off. We have the perfect placement for community outings, picnics and events that are related to nature because we are located right across the road from Auckland Botanic Gardens.

Our Hill Road Centre, being a large scale facility, has separate indoor and outdoor areas for each age group to play and learn safely according to their developmental age and stage. This is a purpose built centre that we have equipped with modern, high quality equipment for your children. It also features an adventure playground that is specially designed to extend all children’s physical development.

Our Philosophy

Here at The Gardens Early Childcare Education we believe that children learn best through play and education at their own pace, level and ability.

The children are encouraged to make their own choices and decisions in play, where we aim to provide activities that encourage self-help and self care skills.

As educators we present opportunities for children to extend their skills, knowledge and attitudes by providing support, guidance and facilitating them within their play.

We recognise that parents fulfil the important role of primary caregiver and educator to the child. We believe open communication and participation are paramount for holistic development, and so develop warm and meaningful relationships with the children and their families. We value individuality, with flexible routines in a nurturing home and centre environment.

A bit about us...

Over the years, our committed team at The Gardens has successfully strived to provide a caring and educational environment for the many young children in our care. Our staff pride themselves on going the extra mile to meet the needs of both children and parents.

We are a community owned and operated company that is ever-expanding and growing to meet the needs of parents and whanau. We stand behind our team and our centres with pride and 100% confidence that we provide top quality and care and education.

Licensed for

120 children

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Manurewa - Auckland

Covenant Kids Preschool

Home

Who are we?

Programme

Enrolments

Welcome to Covenant Kids Preschool in Manurewa

We are a Christian centre with a with a focus on quality curriculum carefully selected and blended to create a rich environment conducive to learning.  Our focus is to develop strong Christian character and school readiness, in accordance with Early Childhood Curriculum that will last a lifetime. Our curriculum a combination of exercise, nutrition, group, and free play programs which in fact allows nurturing a holistic development in each child.

As part of a Christian education trust, we emphasize on strong individual character which in turn will lead each child on a journey to become confident and self-disciplined. Every child will receive the love, warmth and guidance of Christian care givers while receiving the eternal benefit of Biblical lessons and character building exercises.

At Covenant Kids Preschool all our teachers are experienced and qualified or in training, committed to equip and teach children within the Christian philosophy, combined with the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum “Te- Whaariki”

We look forward to partnering with you.

Matthew 19:13-15    

“Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.”

We operate in partnership with Covenant Presbyterian Church.

Licensed for

40 children

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Manurewa - Auckland

Small Oaks Early Learning Centre

Small Oaks, previously known as Original Kids, has been a part of the Manurewa community for over 20 years.   

Located near the township of Manurewa the centre is a converted bungalow that has been renovated to offer a balance of learning environments within a home.

Our centre is licensed for 25 children, aged 3 months to 5 years.  

We offer a unique programme based around the Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whāriki, the New Zealand School Curriculum and individual child interests.

Essential areas associated with transition to school are incorporated within our programme, where we encourage children to be independent and social as well as engage in early literacy, mathematical and scientific concepts to support future learning.

Licensed for

25 children

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Manurewa - Auckland

Homai Nga Taonga Early Childhood Centre

Our Mission – We dedicate our day for the well-being of our tamariki, whanau and staff.

We display creativity and enthusiasm which results in positive outcomes and develop confidence to become competent learners and explorers. Cultural awareness is supported by all the staff members to meet the needs of our diverse community.

Our centre programme focus on children’s individual interest which helps in their holistic development by providing an environment inclusive of social, emotional spiritual, and

cultural strengths. Our focus is to support tamariki to become confident and competent learners.

“Let us nurture your precious children”

IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD

At Homai Nga Taonga Childhood Centre there is a special relationship with the Homai Primary School, the Adult Learning Centre and the local community. There will be times of interaction with these various parts of the “village” and we are excited that tamariki will have their worldview expanded in a safe and nurturing environment. You will receive regular communications about becoming part of the village—this special feature is what makes this centre unique!

Welcome to Homai Nga Taonga, welcome to the Taonga whanau, welcome to the Village that will contribute to the raising of your child! Nau mai Haere mai, Piki mai, kake mai …(Welcome, Welcome, Welcome)

About Us

History: choosing the name “Homai Nga Taonga”

The Trustees of Taonga Education Centre Charitable Trust believe it is important that the history of Manurewa is perpetuated as much as possible.

It was in the early 1920s that Manurewa began to be promoted as a convenient commuting suburb with its proximity to the railway. The name for the area came as a result of having a second station in Manurewa being built with funding raised by the local residents, together with the overhead bridge land donated by John Dreadon. It was a gentleman named Maurice Harding who suggested the name “Homai” meaning “a gift” so the station and the surrounding area would always recall the ‘gift’ of the residents in purchasing the land for the station, and the ‘gift’ of land given by Dreadon for the overhead bridge to be built…

It is interesting to note that pre-school education first took place in this area (Homai) in 1965 when the Foundation for the Blind facility in Parnell was proving too limited in space, and 55 acres were taken under the Public Works Act for the Ministry of Education to establish Homai College, and the first intake was of “blind or partially-sighted pre-schoolers”. The school which this centre is sited originally called Manurewa North School and opened in April 1955 now is Homai Primary School. Manurewa High School was built alongside in 1965.

We give this brief history as a forerunner to choosing our name for this centre. There is a long history of educational commitment and stability in this area. There has always been a desire for families to have access to social infrastructure. There is a clear message that children were, and still are, a primary focus. We believe “Homai nga Taonga” captures both the history of “the gift” and the God-given gift of a child, as well as our own name and acronym reflecting a “treasure” and ‘totally acknowledging our next generation’s abilities’.


Licensed for

10 children

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Manurewa - Auckland

Galaxy Childcare - Mahia

Our Centres

We offer the perfect environment for your child to thrive and learn. We provide a rich learning environment full of natural inspired resources that spark children’s imagination and creativity.

Your child will bring with them their own unique experiences and knowledge that we nurture and grow in a warm, friendly environment. Together with our friendly and professional team of educators, we are focused on fostering strong relationships.

Philosophy Statement

At Galaxy Childcare we deliver quality education for young children that is both fun and engaging. We believe in empowering children by building character, resilience, and courage to explore new things so they can be better equipped on their journey in becoming all they want to be.

It is our philosophy that we reciprocate respect and to provide a safe and warm caring environment that is accepting and welcoming to both children and parents within our community.

Our values which we breathe and live by when delivering our Te Whariki based programme and curriculum are:

Exploration and Empowerment

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

(Walt Disney)

Embrace Culture, Language and Identity

“A people without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”

(Marcus Garvey)

Preach Love and Respect

“The child begins to practice with respect to himself the same forms of behaviour that others formerly practiced with him.”

(Lev Vygotsky)

Our Manurewa Centre Layout

Galaxy Childcare Mahia offers the perfect environment for your child to thrive and learn. We provide a rich learning environment full of natural inspired resources that spark children’s imagination and creativity.

Your child will bring with them their own unique experiences and knowledge that we nurture and grow in a warm, friendly environment. Together with our friendly and professional team of educators, we are focused on fostering strong relationships.

Indoors we have three age-based rooms architecturally designed to enhance adult supervision that will cater for your child’s developmental stages in a safe learning environment. Each of the age-based rooms have their own age-based educational resources, separate designated toileting facilities, as well as additional in-room hand wash basins for use before each mealtime.

Outdoors we have two nature inspired age-based playgrounds. This outdoor environment is complemented with naturally landscaped gardens, a separate veggie patch and an emphasis on sensory and water-based learning, this is a fantastic space where children can explore the natural environment and enjoy the fun of playing outdoors.


Licensed for

60 children

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Manurewa - Auckland

Early Discoveries Centre Manurewa

Early Discoveries Manurewa is a well-established centre for 3 to 6-year-olds, that will feel like your home away from home. 

We provide breakfast for your children, and have a fully equipped kitchen. We aim to help all of our tamariki be school ready, and help parents and whānau participate in this journey.

Licensed for

50 children

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Manurewa - Auckland

Awesome Kiwis Childcare

Haere Mai and Welcome to Awesome Kiwis Childcare

Licensed for

40 children

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Manurewa - Auckland

Te Korowai Early Learning Centre

Te Korowai Early Learning Centre is a brand new childcare in Manurewa and we offer a rich diverse education

Licensed for

50 children

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Manurewa - Auckland

The Treasure Cove Early Learning Centre - Russell Rd

What makes us different

At the Treasure Cove Early Learning Centre we specialize in the care and education for children aged from birth through to 5 years. Our learning environment is comprised of 3 main spaces consisting of our Nursery, Toddlers and Pre-School.  Our Nursery & Toddlers centre is open from 7.15am through till 5.45pm and our Preschool from 7.15am through till 5.15pm.

As you walk through the door take a moment to stop and take a breath and feel the magic of our learning environment as it captures you to join us on a journey of discovery and wonder and see what makes us different…

Long standing passionate teaching team

Qualified and trained educators

A philosophy anchored by love, care and kindness

A home away from home where children and their Whanau feel a strong sense of belonging

A specialised nursery environment dedicated to providing a calm, nurturing, stable and stimulating home away from home for our infants.  An environment where each child’s rhythm and routine are catered for in an unhurried and loving way.

Inspired by the Reggio Emilia teaching philosophy

A belief that Whanau, extended whanau and the local community are an integral part of our learning community, who actively contribute to all aspects of centre life.

We respect, value and celebrate the diversity which each whanau bring to the centre.

A belief that through providing specialist experiences such as swimming, gymnastics and zumba to name a few, we are able to further extend upon the learning and development which happens within the centre.

Accessing our local community through opportunities to get out and about such as making use of our public transport system, supermarket visits, visits to our local park, library etc

We use documentation and ICT to capture and celebrate the magic of children’s learning.

We value the importance of promoting healthy lifestyles through both active movement and healthy eating.  We have a nutritious menu cooked in house by our centre chef, including a specialised menu for our infants and catering to your child’s dietary requirements.

Licensed for

80 children

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Manurewa - Auckland

The Gardens ECE

Charles Prevost Drive is our original centre which is situated in a friendly subdivision, The Gardens in Manurewa, to give your children a real community based surrounding. It’s also accessible to The Gardens Primary School and local shops. Right next to our centre is the community church and the much-loved Totara Park is just within walking distance too!

Charles Prevost Drive is a moderately-sized centre. We have our own kitchen and separated indoor rooms. These rooms cater for different age groups, accommodating both play and education areas. We have an extensive outdoor play area with a full size playground which has just been upgraded! There are multiple shaded spaces, a large sandpit, a gazebo, multiple child-friendly gardens adorned with trees and a child-grown vegetable patch. We now also have a wonderful water play area, swings, shade sails and beautiful custom NZ made benches, tables and seats to make our play area even more enchanting.

Licensed for

70 children

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Manurewa - Auckland

Nanaksar Education Phulwari

Manurewa’s Nanaksar Education Phulwari is a fully licensed community based full-day care centre for children aged from two to five years that specialises in providing a loving and caring environment in which participants can explore their potential to the fullest.

The centre is one of the first in the country to be run by an Indian charity. It places an emphasis on spiritually blissful surroundings, promotes cultural diversity and aims to produce youngsters that are creative, positive, hardworking and caring and sharing members of society.

The centres’ philosophy is to meet the individual needs of the children by facilitating play as the primary mode of learning. This is achieved by encouraging initiative, curiosity, problem solving, decision making, self esteem, and positive interaction with and respect for others.

Licensed for

38 children

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Manurewa - Auckland

Little Bunny Childcare

What Makes Us Unique?

We provide a homely environment where children feel home away from home. Our team works on the value of respect, care and joy for learning through providing a welcoming and inviting environment for children and families. We provide an ample of play-based learning  opportunities to children where they are encouraged to learn and explore at their own pace.

Our Philosophy

At Little Bunny, we welcome children and their whānau into a safe, trusting, and respectful environment where they will be loved and acknowledged with warmth by friendly, professional staff.

We are passionate about creating a safe, nurturing, caring environment where children can grow at their own pace. We value Manaakitanga-demonstrate caring and respect for the resources that are theirs to explore and play with. We endeavour to create an environment which is inclusive of natural materials in order to foster respect for nature and encourage children to make their own discoveries and theories.

We partner with all our children, whānau, colleagues, and the wider community, developing genuine, caring relationships based on open communication and respectful interactions. – “Whanaungatanga, interdependent relationships.

At Little Bunny, we believe that the bi-cultural heritage of New Zealand is very significant. We acknowledge Te Tiriti o Waitangi as the founding document of Aotearoa New Zealand and are committed to embracing our bi-cultural heritage. We believe in supporting the individual heritage and cultural identity of each child and their family.

Licensed for

50 children

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Manurewa - Auckland

Te Tuareka O Manurewa Punanga Reo

Early Childhood Education

Licensed for

50 children

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Manurewa - Auckland

Kiddy Winks Kindergarten

At Kiddy Winks Kindergarten we believe:

  • That we are all unique and that God created us as individuals.
  • We all have knowledge and skills to share.
  • We place value in responsive, reciprocal relationships where adult’s and children’s minds meet together.
  • We strive for each child to reach their God given potential.
  • We aspire to provide a safe and secure environment which values children and their family’s contribution.
  • Children grow in an environment where teaching and learning are visible and intellectual vitality is paramount.
  • We provide an environment which reflects the unique place of Maori as tangata whenua and the principle of partnership as outlined in Te Tiriti O Waitangi.
  • We view children as competent learners who take responsibility for their own learning.
  • The world around us is to be valued and respected. We will encourage this by promoting sustainability of our natural resources within the centre management.

Licensed for

30 children

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Manurewa - Auckland

Pukeko Preschool Manurewa

Why Choose Pukeko Preschool Manurewa?

Pukeko Preschool Manurewa is a friendly, loving preschool in the heart of Manurewa. Our teachers here are focused on education with a commitment to following our Vision of putting our children at the centre of everything that we do.

We strongly develop our curriculum based on following our children’s interests and urges and our philosophy is based around considering what kind of adults we want our children to become. 

When you enter our Preschool through into our lovely outdoor play space you and your children will feel welcomed and part of our Pukeko family. We have separate, recently refurbished and upgraded indoor and outdoor playspace areas for over and under two year-olds, and are staffed well above Ministry of Education guidelines.

Come and visit us any time, we would love to meet you and your family!


Licensed for

70 children

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Manurewa - Auckland

The Treasure Cove ELC - Tawa

What makes us different

At the Treasure Cove Early Learning Centre we specialize in the care and education for children aged from birth through to 5 years. Our learning environment is comprised of 3 main spaces consisting of our Nursery, Toddlers and Pre-School.  Our Nursery & Toddlers centre is open from 7.15am through till 5.45pm and our Preschool from 7.15am through till 5.15pm.

As you walk through the door take a moment to stop and take a breath and feel the magic of our learning environment as it captures you to join us on a journey of discovery and wonder and see what makes us different…

  • Long standing passionate teaching team
  • Qualified and trained educators
  • A philosophy anchored by love, care and kindness
  • A home away from home where children and their Whanau feel a strong sense of belonging
  • A specialised nursery environment dedicated to providing a calm, nurturing, stable and stimulating home away from home for our infants.  An environment where each child’s rhythm and routine are catered for in an unhurried and loving way.
  • Inspired by the Reggio Emilia teaching philosophy
  • A belief that Whanau, extended whanau and the local community are an integral part of our learning community, who actively contribute to all aspects of centre life.
  • We respect, value and celebrate the diversity which each whanau bring to the centre.
  • A belief that through providing specialist experiences such as swimming, gymnastics and zumba to name a few, we are able to further extend upon the learning and development which happens within the centre.
  • Accessing our local community through opportunities to get out and about such as making use of our public transport system, supermarket visits, visits to our local park, library etc
  • We use documentation and ICT to capture and celebrate the magic of children’s learning.
  • We value the importance of promoting healthy lifestyles through both active movement and healthy eating.  We have a nutritious menu cooked in house by our centre chef, including a specialised menu for our infants and catering to your child’s dietary requirements.

Licensed for

43 children