Childcare options in Mount Wellington

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Mount Wellington - Auckland

Kindercare Mt Wellington

Looking for safe, loving childcare in Mt Wellington, Sylvia Park, or Penrose? 

You'll find what you're looking for at Kindercare Mt Wellington. In our quiet suburban location, just 2 minutes (1.5km) from the Sylvia Park Mall, you and your child will be welcomed into our warm, homely environment: a place where your little one will learn and grow while feeling safe, nurtured and loved. Our dedicated Centre Director, Suzanne McCracken, and our passionate, experienced team are just waiting to serve your family with love.

And because we strive to support the diverse needs of each family, we offer flexible enrolment options, including full day, and part time care and education. From the beginning, our family will support yours, and throughout your child’s time with us. We are conveniently located for families in Mount Wellington, Sylvia Park, Mt Wellington, Penrose, Panmure, and Ellerslie.

Hours of fun and learning

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

7.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday

Age group of children we cherish

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Preschoolers
  • Transition to School


We don’t compromise on safe, supportive, care and education because like you, we want the best for your child. Our team works hard to ensure your family receives the highest standard of care for your weekly fee, which includes:

  • a generous annual leave allowance
  • a nutritious midday meal, prepared fresh at the centre daily – so you won’t need to pack kai
  • healthy mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks to fuel your child’s play and learning
  • our Positive Parenting program – offering tips, advice and support for every family

Knowing that every child has different needs, whānau are asked to supply your child’s own bottles, formula and nappies for each day.

Why choose our centre?

Located on a hilltop site with views across East Auckland, our peaceful, established childcare centre provides the perfect setting for your child to learn, grow and thrive in. Our beautiful outdoor play spaces are an extension of this, with lush trees, a well-shaded garden and open areas where your little one can explore and have fun with their friends. The playgrounds flow into our spacious rooms, with lots of natural light and a view of the garden. Families love our generous off-street parking, making pick-up and drop-off so convenient.

Since 2007, our early childhood centre has been providing safe, loving care and learning for tamariki from birth until they’re ready to go to school. At each stage of development, our environments are intentionally planned to provide the nurturing care, creative learning and social opportunities that support your child in reaching their full potential. All our rooms have air conditioning, ensuring we’re able to maintain a comfortable, healthy temperature for your child every day.

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70 children

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Mount Wellington - Auckland

MyKindy Mt Wellington

MyKindy Mt Wellington is a unique early childhood educational facility, situated in an established quiet part of Mount Wellington at the base of the mountain. The original California farmhouse has been architecturally upgraded to provide open and modern facilities, while still retaining the colonial charm of the original property.

The property enjoys large outdoor play areas for exploration and established trees for shade. We are less than 100 m away from the lower reaches of Mount Wellington allowing staff to schedule supervised walking trips to wonderful farm and park areas.

Licensed for

84 children

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Mount Wellington - Auckland

Sylvia Park Kindergarten

Kia ora and welcome to Sylvia Park Kindergarten

Sylvia Park Kindergarten is a warm, welcoming and magical place that encourages tamariki to explore, foster imagination and to have fun!

Our kindergarten celebrates the blend of multiple cultures of our children and their whãnau, a space that welcomes whanau (family) involvement and community connections. Our kindergarten has a variety of resources to support children’s learning such as a woodworks station, arts and craft, outdoor play and imaginative play spaces.

Sylvia Park Kindergarten’s dedicated and qualified kaiako (teachers) are passionate about providing high quality learning programmes that support our tamariki to foster a passion for lifelong learning.

Our learning philosophy

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

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

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

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

Children learn

Children in our kindergartens have the opportunity to:

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

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

Licensed for

40 children

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Mount Wellington - Auckland

Go Bananas Childcare Mount Wellington

Welcome to Go Bananas Childcare!

Leaving a child with a childcare facility is an important decision. For most of the children, it marks the first time they will be away from their parents for a long period of time. We are delighted that you are considering our services as an integral part of your child’s upbringing. We are committed to providing the best quality care and education for children from 3 months to 6 years old.

Research shows a child’s first five years are critical to all future learning and development as their brains develop most rapidly during this time. By age three a child’s brain has already developed to 80% of its adult size with brain connections formed through the interactions, experiences, and relationships the child makes. The quality of these interactions, experiences, and relationships is crucial and that is why a child’s involvement in a quality early learning program is so important.

Why Choose Us

  • Provide indoor and outdoor educational spaces which are age-appropriate and designed to engage and support children to discover, grow and learn.
  • Offer children the experiences to support their cognitive, emotional and physical development.
  • Plan from each child’s individual interests, we aim to work alongside their interest, making them to be creative, curious and confident to develop positive and lasting relationships with their peers.
  • Promote the very best practices to nurture children’s well-being and support them to fulfil their potential.
  • Partner with families to ensure our children feel a sense of belonging.
  • Acknowledge and respect the diversity of our families and communities in which they reside.
  • Have educators, teachers, and leaders who are passionate, dedicated and they support and celebrate each child’s individual talents and strengths through meaningful interactions, experiences, and relationships.

Licensed for

40 children

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Mount Wellington - Auckland

Child's Time Penrose

Child’s Time Penrose is a purpose built, family owned and operated Early Learning Centre. We offer childcare for children from 3 months to 6 years.  Our childcare centre has 3 age groups – Nursery 0-2 years, Toddlers 2-3 years and Prepschool 3-5 year old's.

Our childcare philosophy acknowledges the importance of families/whanau in a child’s life and we foster  reciprocal relationships with parents/whanau in a collaborative approach to meeting the needs of tamariki. Our positive nurturing guidance encourages tamariki to participate in literacy experiences which built confidence and strong foundations for life-long learning. We promote open communication and provide a friendly, inclusive environment where tamariki can grow and thrive

Licensed for

82 children

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Mount Wellington - Auckland

Li'l Champs Early Learning Centre- Sylvia Park

Lil Champs Sylvia Park Childhood Centre is a well-resourced establishment – we invest on children’s learning and improving our service.

Under new ownership


  • ERO Certified Centre.
  • Highly-qualified and experienced teachers – your child will benefit from developing ongoing, trusting relationships with teachers
  • Optimum teacher/child ratios – we can give your child individualised attention
  • A multicultural community that celebrates and supports diversity – your child has the opportunity to mix with other from diverse backgrounds.
  • Liaising with local schools to enrich the experience of children at our centre.
  • Wholesome and nourishing meals provided to children at no extra cost to the parents.
  • Involvement with the wider community – your child will have opportunities for regular participation in events while discovering and learning – Pink Ribbon day, Matariki Festival, Pasifika Festival, Diwali, X Mas, Easter, Teddy Picnic, Daffodils day etc.
  • A well-established childcare centre– we have diverse and highly experienced staff in providing high quality childcare.
  • Research-focused – we base our practice on the latest research and best practice
  • Our educators are well qualified, highly motivated and skilled. They bring a wealth of Early Childhood experiences, cultures and philosophies which underpin the Lil Champs day to day practice.
  • We believe that partnership with parents is paramount and valued, and we strive to bring out the best in children’s individuality and uniqueness.
  • We celebrate each child’s individual achievement and recognise that these are accomplished on their own and their own time. We also believe that quality Early Childhood experiences promote the development of the child and will increase the opportunity for success through the child’s life.

At Li’l Champs we value quality over quantity so we prefer to keep our numbers low (between 45-60) enabling us to enjoy a personal relationship with you and your family.

We place children at the heart of all we do, ensuring they enjoy a nurturing environment in which to grow and learn.

Our programmes are responsive to children’s interests and passions,supporting them as they unfold developmentally at their own pace.

Because we believe all children should have access to high quality early childhood experiences, we maintain competitive rates within our communities.

Licensed for

40 children

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Mount Wellington - Auckland

Mt Wellington Playcentre

Nau mai, haere mai and welcome to Mount Wellington Playcentre

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We welcome you to visit any time during the year. You are entitled to three free visits so come and check out what we do – we would love to meet you and your family!

Licensed for

30 children

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Mount Wellington - Auckland

Busy Bees Mount Wellington

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 7.00am - 6.00pm Monday to Friday.

Our Environment

At Busy Bees Mt Wellington, we have three separate spaces for our little learners - the cosy nursery, a separate toddler space and an adventurous preschool environment. Each space has its own separate outdoor space, providing endless opportunities to explore the natural environment. We promote the development of active and confident learners who think, question, seek information and apply knowledge to the best of their ability. Our team strongly value relationships with our centre whānau and wider community. This is something that we hold close to our hearts and incorporate into our programme daily. We are a committed and dedicated team with a shared vision for creating a nurturing, safe, creative, and happy environment for our tamariki and centre whānau to be a part of. We have created wonderful indoor and outdoor spaces, full of possibilities and ample resources, ready for discoveries to be made.

Nursery (up to 2 years)

Our Nursery environment is based on building loving and trusting bonds between infants and teachers, who structure the day according to individual needs. Teachers work closely with families to understand infant cues and develop a routine that supports children’s natural rhythms. 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.

Toddler (2-3 years)

Our Toddler centre is designed to help our tamariki balance the desire to be independent with the need to be nurtured and cared for. This age group are ready to explore their sense of self whilst still needing more care than the older children, therefore a focus on emerging social skills and independence make this space. Our Toddler environment is prepared to entice children’s curiosity and exploration where testing, trying and challenging is valued. We support childhood learning with a curriculum that is developmentally appropriate and supportive of all children during this age of discovery and wonder.

Preschool (3-6 years)

Our preschool room offers opportunities throughout the day for children to be involved in contributing to the curriculum by helping to make decisions about what is set up and sharing their ideas. Teachers work alongside the children to set up an environment which is challenging and provides curiosity and active exploration. Children’s self-help skills are very important at this stage and children are supported to go to the toilet on their own, wash their hands, dress themselves, and serve up their own morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. The preschool children have regular mat times throughout the day where they learn songs, stories and are encouraged to share things with the other children. Some of our group learning times arise from the children’s own participation in incidental moments when we are playing outside games, at the play dough table or gardening.  We value that each child learns at their own pace and when they are ready, and that play is children’s work.

Bi/multi-Cultural / Celebrations/Traditions

· We promote a genuine appreciation for diversity and cultivate an environment of mutual respect. Embracing every child's cultural celebration is a powerful way to promote inclusivity, respect, and understanding. By providing opportunities for learning about different cultures, we encourage a sense of curiosity and respect from an early age.

Licensed for

130 children

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Mount Wellington - Auckland

The Treehouse Children's Creche

We are a  sessional centre located in Sylvia Park Shopping Mall and running 3 sessions per day.

We are open 7 days a week and looking for a qualified ECE teacher to fill part-time work or full-time work during the weekdays. As we are a very multicultural centre, you will meet different children/whānau during each session. If you enjoy variety and like to work only inside, this is the position for you.

Our opening hours are 8.50am to 3.30pm.

We are a small friendly team looking for someone that will fit nicely into our Treehouse family.We are open Monday to Sunday, three sessions a day.

The sessions times are:

8:50am - 10:50am

11:00am - 1:00pm

1:30pm - 3:30pm


6:00pm - 8:00pm.

Licensed for

41 children

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Mount Wellington - Auckland

Good Seeds Children's Centre (Mt Wellington)

We are a Christian-based organisation with a vision to see families succeed regardless of background and circumstance, which is fueled by our genuine heart for people and our own life experiences. At Good Seed Trust we firmly believe that to ensure the futures of our children and generations to come, we need to invest time and partnership with local families in the community. It is our hope that through the services we offer, that the family environment is grown and cultivated to be strong enough to deliver positive social outcomes for the future. Arohanui

Licensed for

32 children

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Mount Wellington - Auckland

Tiny Tuis Early Learning Centre

Tiny Tuis is a purpose built Early Learning Centre that opened in April 2013. We aim to offer the very highest standard in early childhood care. Your child will enjoy a positive and secure learning experience that helps to provide a strong foundation in these early formative years.

Our building and facilities are top quality. Our educators are fully trained and are passionate about ensuring a complete and holistic learning experience.

Our Philosophy

The Tiny Tui Team aim to provide high quality education and care. We endeavour to achieve this through offering a stimulation, challenging, supportive and nurturing environment.

Our educator's are well qualified, highly motivated and skilled. They bring a wealth of Early Childhood experiences, cultures and philosophies which underpin the Tiny Tui's day to day practice.

We believe that partnership with parents is paramount and valued, and we strive to bring out the best in children's individuality and uniqueness.

We celebrate each child's individual achievement and recognise that these are accomplished on their own and their own time. We also believe that quality Early Childhood experiences promote the development of the child and will increase the opportunity for success through the child's life. 

Our centre will follow the Principles, Strands and Goals of Te Whaariki – He Whaariki Matauranga mo nga Mokopuna o Aotearoa – Early Childhood Curriculum.

  • The Early Childhood curriculum will empower the child to learn and grow.
  • The Early Childhood curriculum will reflect the holistic way children learn and grow.
  • The wider world of the family and community is an integral part of the early childhood curriculum.
  • Children will learn through responsive and reciprocal relations with people, places and things.

Our aim is for children to grow up as confident and competent learners and communicators, health in mind, body & spirit, and aware of their footprint on our physical environment. They will be secure in their sense of belonging and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society.

Licensed for

100 children

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Mount Wellington - Auckland

Piccolo Park Early Learning Centre - Sylvia Park

Quality care & education

We follow the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whāriki, and have a well-rounded approach covering intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development.

Our teachers foster a love of learning so we can maximise each child’s potential in these important early years. We focus on your child’s interests and create opportunities to problem solve, which builds character. We help your child develop important life skills using patience and the understanding that it’s okay to make a mistake – that’s how you learn!

Highly resourced

We are so well resourced at Piccolo Park that kids get really excited about their learning. From stimulating educational toys, creative art materials, and very cool play areas, right through to technology such as iPads that the children can use to help them research those many whys, whats, when, wheres, and hows about the world around them.

Some daycare centres think bringing toys from home is great because those daycares have so few resources. But our policy is no toys from home because we have more than enough and we don’t want our kids to go through the heartache of having their toys broken.

Licensed for

70 children

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Mount Wellington - Auckland

Waipuna Preschool Centre

Waipuna Preschool Centre was first established in 1982, since the opening of our doors, we have understood and emphasized on the value and importance of quality education and childcare. It is the educator's passion and desire to make a difference, whilst supporting parents and whanau, that owning and operating a childcare centre came to fruition for myself.

We Offer

Waipuna Preschool Centre offers a safe and nurturing home away from home environment for the children to play and learn. We are located on the main arterial route to the Auckland City, various eastern and south-eastern Auckland suburbs, in the heart of Mt. Wellington, short walk to Sylvia Park  Train Station and Right Opposite the Coca Cola Factory at 2, Allright Place, Mt. Wellington, Auckland.

Licensed for

29 children