North Canterbury ECE & Childcare Options
North Canterbury offers various Early Childhood Education options: kindergartens, both private and community preschools, home-based care, nannies and Playcentre (parents as educators).
If you are looking for a kindergarten or preschool, It is recommended that you visit various early childhood centres and ask plenty of questions to get a 'feel' for what suits you and your tamariki.
Browse our list of preschools/nurseries, kindergartens, home-based providers and nannies to get a feel for what is available in North Canterbury.
Featured ECE & Childcare
204 Tuahiwi Road, Tuahiwi
Where learning and fun become one! Making the right choice for your child... We offer a purpose built facility with 3 spacious learning areas and a large outdoor area. All of our teachers are qualified and registered with a wealth of experience and supported by full time teacher aides. Children experience an ideal balance of structured activities and free play throughout each day.
Oxford, Pegasus, Okuku and Silverstream
Organic Kids is a locally run and established in-home care and education provider. Louise and Bec both live in Christchurch and started Organic Kids in 2015. Their home educators are all qualified and devote quality time fostering secure relationships with the children in their care. Developing a deep connection and appreciation with Papatuanuku and the natural beauties she offers us, is a big part of the programme. Children have time to experience the beauty of nature, to be creative and imaginative within it, while developing respect in their Forest Education programmes. Children are supported and encouraged to understand the significance of nature as they learn to be kaitiaki of the land.
59 Westpark Boulevard, Rangiora
Phone: 03 310 7755
Westpark Early Learning celebrates all Tamariki as unique and curious learners, while nurturing individual whanau aspirations within our Westpark community. Our centre is a home away from home, representing love, respect, and growth.
Other ECE & Childcare options by area:
Rangiora/ Fernside/ Loburn
Annabel's Educare: Arlington, Rangiora north
Best Start: Wales Street, Rangiora north
Best Start: Percival Street, Rangiora south
Blossoms Educare: near the corner of Johns Road and Percival Street
Fernside Preschool: O'Roarkes Road
First Learners Pre-School & Nursery: Church Street, across from Dudley Aquatic Centre
Kidsfirst Kindergarten: King Street, Rangiora
Kindercare: Southbrook Road in Rangiora south
Leaps & Bounds Montessori: Johns Road, Rangiora
Peppertree and Little Peppertree Preschools: Rangiora east-central
Rangiora Nursery School: Wales Street (across from Rangiora Highschool) north-east
Rangiora Te Kohanga Reo: Ivory Street
Southbrook Early Learning Centre
Tuahiwi/ Woodend/ Pegasus
Judsons Road Early Learning Centre: Woodend
Little Ones Pre-School: Loburn
Little Wonders: Pegasus
Lollipops Educare: Pegasus
Tuahiwi Community Pre-School
Active Explorers: Beach Road
Bella Montessori Pre-School and Nursery: Carew Street
Best Start Kaiapoi: Williams Street
Best Start Silverstream: Island Road
HoneyBeez Pre-School & Nursery: Williams Street
Kaiapoi Pre-School: Tunas Street
Kids First Kindergarten: Vickery Street
Portobelo Pre-School & Nursery: Wesley Street
Rainbow Early Learning Centre: Cosgrove Road
Sovereign Star Pre-School: Williams Street
Waimak Educare: Hakarau Road
Ohoka/ Mandeville/ Swannanoa
Sweet Pea Early Learning Centre: Mandeville Road
Swannanoa Pre-School: Tram Road
Oxford Early Learning Centre: High Street
Oxford Kindy: Campbell Lane
Fernside - Cust: Rebecca Drury is on a lifestyle block with chickens, sheep and lambs. Flexible hours from 6.am to 6pm Monday to Friday. Trips to the Antarctic Center, Willow bank and wildlife reserves. Contact Rebecca for more information on 03 3102170 or 02040228795.
Family Tree Homebased Care: Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Swannanoa and Woodend.
Rangiora: Hannah Quick is working through PORSE in the new ElmGreen Subdivision. She is a qualified Primary School Teacher and also has experience in ECE. Contact her on 0273219464.
Swannanoa: ECE trained educator - for more information contact Stems From Home.
Organic Kids (In Home Education and Care) has educators based in Pegasus, Silverstream, Kaiapoi and Oxford, as well as nearby Christchurch suburbs (Belfast and Redwood). Visit the website more more information.
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