Oamaru A childcare centre your family will love


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Purpose built, with an amazing wilderness garden, Little Wonders Oamaru offers a nurturing and inspiring atmosphere for young children to thrive. Our rich learning environment and top quality resources will support your little one to become a competent and confident lifelong learner. They’ll develop a strong sense of belonging and will blossom under the excellent care of our dedicated team, who are passionate about bringing out the unique potential of every child.

Safe and secure, stimulating and engaging, Little Wonders Oamaru is the perfect start for young minds. Set your child up for a bright future. Call us today to arrange your visit.


303 Thames Highway, Oamaru 9400

Centre Hours:

Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday & public holidays

Ages Catered For:

3 months - 5 years

ERO Report

Read our centre's ERO review

Large Outdoor
Transition to school
Purpose built
Large Outdoor Area

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

I’m so impressed and happy with the staff, the facilities, the food, the extra activities offered e.g. special visitors, Christmas parties. My son really enjoys himself and the staff are so professional. Couldn’t be happier

Sally Kirkmoe

What's On

Childcare Assistance Update

Effective 1 April 2023, more people will be eligible for subsidy and the hourly subsidy rates will increase.


Supporting Daffodil Day at Little Wonders Oamaru

Little Wonders Oamaru loves to support their local community, and the recent Daffodil Day provided the perfect opportunity for children and teachers to get behind a great cause.


Supporting Ronald McDonald House at Little Wonders Oamaru

Little Wonders Oamaru put together a gift basket recently for Ronald McDonald House in Christchurch.


Wondrous Wobble Boards

The children at Little Wonders Oamaru have been doing a lot of wobbling lately, thanks to a generous donation from the Waitaki Woodturners Guild.