Kindercare Karori

Centre Details

Operating Hours:
Monday to Friday 7.30am to 5.30pm

Kia Ora,

At Kindercare Karori, we believe that childhood is a fun and exciting period in a child’s life, where they are encouraged to explore and learn from their environment. My team and I are committed to creating an inclusive and barrier-free learning environment that fosters curiosity, confidence, and autonomy in tamariki. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness of each child, understanding that they learn in different ways with their own strengths, interests, and passions.

As Kaiako, we believe that spontaneous play is a meaningful way to learn. We also place emphasis on building whanaungatanga, or relationships, rooted in strong parent partnerships, as well as embracing the cultural diversity that each whānau brings to the centre.

We understand that finding the right place for your family can a challenging decision for any parent. I warmly welcome you to visit our family-focused early childhood centre and experience our whānau vibes firsthand. Rest assured, while your child is with us, they will be cared for, loved, and supported in their learning journey at their own pace, based on their individual strengths and interests.

Jenny Hayes
Centre Director / Pou Kaitiaki

Why Choose Our Centre

Simply put, it’s because we offer outstanding early childhood care and learning. But here are a few other great reasons:

  • We have 5 classrooms, allowing us to provide specialised care and age-appropriate resources that focus on the developmental needs of each age group.
  • Our approach to learning is child-led, which means we don’t fit children into our learning program, but rather we adapt our program to suit a child’s development.
  • Our operational hours allow us to provide flexible options to suit your family’s needs, with full-time and part-time care.
  • Kai is included. We provide high-quality plant-based whole-food meals for tamariki—all cooked on-site and prepared with love.
  • our centre has a beautiful garden with native trees, which complements the nearby Zelandia and its home to native birds.
  • We have an experienced team of Kaiako who love what they do!
  • We offer a generous leave policy because we understand the unpredictability of children’s absences.
  • Tamariki at our centre take part in regular excursions to the local schools and library.
  • We love celebrations! Throughout the year, we intentionally plan for and learn about celebrations that reflect the cultural diversity of our centre community.

About Our Care

Our centre is thoughtfully designed to meet whānau aspirations and the needs of each child, with age-appropriate activities for infants, toddlers and preschoolers throughout their day.

Nestled amidst the serene surroundings of Otara Bush and Karori Sanctuary, this Karori childcare centre offers a “home away from home” experience. You’ll love the feeling of being part of a larger whānau at our centre—particularly with our homely atmosphere, loving rituals through the day, and commitment to building meaningful connections with each tamariki and adult in our centre.

Since 2013, we have been a part of the community, offering a fun-filled learning program that encourages innovative thinking, discovery, and curiosity. Conveniently located for families in Karori, The Glen, Northland, Wilton, Highbury and Kelburn, we invite you to join us and experience the Kindercare difference at our Karori daycare centre.

We understand that families have different childcare needs, and we would love to discuss them with you. This enables us to provide a tailored approach to your child’s care, learning and fees, to support their growth.

Come and discover the aroha, care, and learning awaiting you and your child at Kindercare Karori.

Life At Our Centre