Purpose built centres which focus on play-based learning for children from birth to five years.

Child Care Centres in New Zealand


In New Zealand we have 2,718 Child Care Centres


The average cost is $5.93 hourly, $59.32 daily (10 hours)


The average Education Review Office Rating (ERO) is Well placed/He pai te tūnga.

Child Care Articles & Tips

An Overview of Before School, After School and School Holiday Child Care Options

Everything you need to know about Outside School Hours (OOSH) Care: including how to find a service near you, costs, school holiday options and more.

How to Choose the Right OOSH Service for Your Child

How to choose the best Outside School Hours Care for your family: including what to think about and look for and choosing the best service for child.

Child Care Strategies for the School Holidays

Tried and tested child care strategies for working parents who only have four weeks leave a year and need to find 12 weeks care for school aged kids.

What is the OSCAR Subsidy?

The ‘Out of School Care and Recreation’ Subsidy helps parents with the cost of after school care.