For early childhood learning.

Children are at the heart of our work. 

We welcome you and your child into our beautiful centres. By working together, we will provide a trustworthy environment that promotes quality childcare and education. Our childcare centres provide excellent facilities, quality educational equipment and programmes and well-qualified, caring teaching staff.

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About Us

Let them fly.

Our teachers take pride in providing the best early childhood education and care.

We do this by providing children with a programme that is embedded in the early childhood curriculum Te Whāriki. Priorities for children’s learning have been identified and teachers work alongside all children to grow their identity as successful learners.

Positive trusting relationships are nurtured between teachers, children and their families. We strive to build collaborative partnerships between the centre and home to ensure parent aspirations for their children are valued. We do this by providing
a warm, welcoming and safe environment.

Play is an important aspect of how children learn and we endeavour to create learning environments that invite children to explore and become fully involved in a wide variety of experiences.

Children are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and behaviour to promote independence and self-help skills. In addition, the development of social skills and working alongside their peers encourages working together in thoughtful and kind ways.

Respect for self, others and the environment is modelled at all times as we prepare children to take responsibility in a changing world.

We value inclusiveness, understanding and accepting of all differing cultures and beliefs in a variety of different aspects. We strive to show a commitment to the bicultural partnership inherent in Aotearoa New Zealand and make this evident in our practice.

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Whats New

Drama Room

Little Wonders Pegasus have created an amazing drama room. It is a beautiful space for role play, imaginative exploration and self-expression that they have spent this week creating. The staff and children are very excited about this new look.

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Clean Up New Zealand Week with Little Wonders Oamaru

Being part of a community initiative to Clean Up NZ taught our children about the importance of caring for the land -Manaaki whenua.

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The Wilderness Garden at Little Wonders Oamaru

In our Trent Street Wilderness Garden at Little Wonders Oamaru, the children are experiencing moving and movement, and being physically active which is an important part of everyday life.

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Little Wonders Oanaka Supports Food for Love

The staff and children at Little Wonders Oanaka have been contributing delicious baked goods to a local initiative called Food for Love, a group that provides home cooked meals to families or individuals that need a little help in the Wanaka area.

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Testimonials

  • Gus has been at Little Wonders for eighteen months and now he is four he has started the four year old programme. It is first class and he will be very ready for school next year. The teachers make it really fun for the kids to learn!

    Janine

  • The team at Little Wonders are absolutely amazing! The bonds they create with the children are genuine and strong and the staff are like an extension to our family. The children all show kindness to each other and a genuine care for the teachers, other children and the centre environment. The teachers help support each child's interests and constantly set up new and fun activities to extend their knowledge in really fun ways.  All teaches are approachable and accommodating.  I would have no hesitation recommending Little Wonders.

    Mary Ferguson

  • Little Wonders Pegasus is such a lovely learning environment, such nice and friendly staff.
    My son Carter is loving his time here, he has made such great wee friends and is always talking about the fun things they do at preschool together. He always is talking about how nice and fun all the teachers are.
    Thanks so much for making this such an easy fun time for Carter to settle into

    Liz Hogan

  • Thanks for all your help settling our daughter in over the last two weeks, you have all been so great!

    A Happy Parent

  • Amy, we just wanted to say thank you so much to you for raising the bar as far as care for all our special little ones goes.

    This can only stem from having a happy team and you only get a happy team when they enjoy not only what they do, but enjoy what their manager is about and the philosophies that there managers are trying to instill. Every time we cross paths with you or any of the staff, they are always so happy to see us, they enquire about our lives including Jax, they show a genuine interest in what our family is about and are always up for a laugh so thank you.  

    Abbe and I have had the luxury of some top class, first hand experiences with care for Jackson in Australia in terms of care, support and the feeling of safety and security that we will never forget when we would drop him off and and Abbe and I have spoken to each other about this not being able to be matched once Nix came along. 

    You and the team (esp Caitlyn) have not only matched that but also exceeded it and our expectations in so many areas. You can't put a price on that!! Keep it up :) When your son can't hold himself together (sometimes quite literally) due to happiness the whole journey to preschool, you know he is off to enjoy the day in a safe, fun, friendly and wholesome environment that is right up there with the very best on offer.

    Your support for our family has had such a positive and uplifting impact.

    Thanks heaps to you, Caitlyn and the team!!

     

    The Todd Team
    Pegasus

  • Thanks so much, I can see Aubrey loves her time in the Preschool, this is such an exciting step in her life. Thanks for making it such a fun and enjoyable experience for her.

    Samantha McTavish

  • We have been at Little Wonders St Kilda now with our two children for the past five years and I wouldn’t hesitate to highly recommend this wonderful childcare centre to anyone. It’s not an easy decision choosing somewhere to leave your most precious children, but the amazing teachers at Little Wonders made this so easy. Both as parents and children we have made some amazing friends here and the children have learned so much in a supportive, loving and educational environment.

    Thanks so much team, you really are all wonderful.

    Charmaine

  • After struggling to find a day care to suit our daughter Kaia due to a job change, we were having a bit of a hard time. Kaia had attended an amazing day care in Hastings but sadly we had to relocate to the Napier area. We got her in at one close to our home, but it wasn't going to plan at all & simply did not suit Kaia's or our needs.

    Then one day Kaia & I were doing our groceries when we bumped into Sandy - Kaia's old day care teacher from Edu kids Hastings. We got talking & Sandy mentioned there may be a spot for Kaia at Little Wonders Greenmeadows, so from there we arranged to come & meet the team as soon as we could.

    Upon visiting Little Wonders, we instantly fell in love. Kaia was comfortable there straight away, everyone welcomed us & I instantly knew this was the centre I wanted to send our daughter to.

    Choosing the right centre for your child is one of the most important decisions you can make. Kaia attends Little Wonders full time Monday- Friday. As a parent you must make sure all your child's need & yours are met. I can safely say that all our needs are not just met with Little wonders but the go above & beyond. It is a lot of time every week to be away from Kaia & her from Ben & I but knowing we have chosen an environment like the one she's being nurtured & cared for in makes it all a bit easier.

    The teachers - From day dot these teachers have made sure not just Kaia but Ben & I are 100% comfortable & cared for. From all areas to do with both inside & outside of the centre.

    Kaia's whakapapa & Maori heritage is also another aspect we as parents are extremely invested in & this has been beyond respected & practiced with her throughout her time so far at Little wonders. For us as parents this makes us extremely blessed that what we practice at home is also being used with her throughout every day she's at day care. We are also very impressed by everything Kaia has been taught so far & all the philosophies that the centre follows.

    At the beginning of 2019 our whanau will grow by one more so that will mean Little Wonders will gain a new friend late 2019. I already feel content about having to return to work after maternity leave knowing our son will be nurtured & cared for by the whole team at Little Wonders Greenmeadows.

    Thank you again & again for everything, we are excited for another year with you all.

    Portia Wright

  • Since we have enrolled Olivia with Little Wonders, Oamaru, we have been extremely impressed and truly grateful for the caring and nurturing guidance she has received. Her teachers, in fact, all of the staff, have treated Olivia and us, with respect and have played a part in Olivia developing into a confident, active learner that loves going to 'baby school' every day. She has affirmation as an individual and also the security of belonging to a group.

    At every stage, we have been so grateful that the staff has been so patient and thoughtful within every interaction we have had and are never too busy to talk to us and answer questions. Truly a great choice of care for our daughter.

    Belinda Hirst
    Oamaru

  • Thank you for playing such a huge role in our daughters first year, you are really such amazing teachers.

    A Happy Parent