At Kindercare Kilbirnie, we see each child as a unique treasure, bringing their own special abilities to our centre. We value the importance of connection—hononga—and strive to make you and your whānau feel like you truly belong in this community. We cherish the well-being and whakapapa that your child brings, and we encourage children to share their interests, skills, and values alongside whānau, their peers, and Kaiako.
I’m privileged to lead such a diverse team of Kaiako who all bring something special to the care and education we provide as a centre. We believe in delivering the best outcomes for your child through providing outstanding care and ongoing professional development to stay on top of current practice within the early childhood landscape. We understand how important it is for your child to feel comfortable and at home, which is why we focus on building positive relationships with you and your child. By working together, keeping the conversation going, and hearing your feedback, we believe we can help your child reach their full potential.
Come visit us if you’re looking for an exceptional daycare in this Kilbirnie community. We look forward to supporting you and your child on their incredible journey in these early years with us.
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:
- Our centre has large open spaces for each age group, allowing them to move freely and explore the experiences our Kaiako put together daily.
- We have a reputation for being the centre of choice in this community with siblings between our different rooms; so you’ll experience some strong whānau vibes at this centre first-hand.
- We also have strong connections with our wider community, always looking out for one another, and always aware of what’s happening in our neighbourhood.
- 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.
- We offer a generous leave policy because we understand the unpredictability of children’s absences.
About Our Care
Childcare at our centre is designed to meet whānau aspirations and the unique needs of each child. Our childcare program offers age-appropriate activities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, ensuring a fulfilling day for each child. What sets us apart is the strong bond between tamariki and Kaiako in various settings, including rooms, shared outdoor spaces, and centre-wide events. This fosters active participation from tamariki in their own care and education.
We cultivate an environment that nurtures children’s well-being, communication skills, exploration, and their ability to contribute, while fostering a strong sense of belonging. Our aim is to develop essential skills, self-awareness, and a genuine love for learning. We strongly believe in empowering tamariki to become confident, curious, and capable people.
We understand that every family has unique childcare needs, and we would love to discuss them with you. This allows us to provide a tailored approach to your child’s care, learning, and fees, to support their growth.
Since 2007, we have been an integral part of the community, offering a dynamic and engaging learning program that encourages innovation, discovery, and curiosity. Conveniently located for families in Rongotai, Melrose, Newtown, Kilbirnie, and Lyall Bay, we invite you to join us and discover the Kindercare difference at our Kilbirnie daycare centre.
Life At Our Centre
Alpa and Kam
The impact you have had as a team on our son has been remarkable. You have played an instrumental role in shaping him into the incredible young person he is today, and your unwavering support has been invaluable to us as parents. Thank you for providing a safe and enriching space for children; it’s truly commendable.
Sarah and Nick
We weren't sure a daycare centre could provide the one on one care that a home-based carer would. Once we started at Kindercare Kilbirnie we realised it was totally possible! They have helped to shape all three of our children— all outgoing, confident, bright and curious young people, who have been nurtured by caring people, who share our family values.
Kelly and Dave
We are just so happy with how our daughter is doing at Kindercare Kilbirnie. She clearly loves being there during the day, is learning lots of new and exciting things, and is a really happy little girl. She is even happy at drop-off and is loving the social interaction. She clearly loves the Teachers too!