To say that our experience with Litle Wonders in Oamaru has been life changing, I feel is still an understatement. As you know, this was the first ever time we have used an early childhood education centre and we came in with open ears, eyes and arms. Our child's teachers have been some of the most patient, relaxed, disciplined, fun and loving people we have met in life in general.

I cannot thank everyone of the staff at the centre who we have had a daily interaction with. To any other parents looking for a centre with staff who are passionate about their job, take pride and care, you will not be disappointed if your child attends Little Wonders Oamaru.

Rose & Troy

Over the last 9 years all three of our children have been to Little Wonders in Oamaru. Each of them have loved their time; feeling safe, happy and valued. They have built amazing friendships with not only their classmates but all the wonderful teachers they have met, that keep the heart of the centre alive.


My partner and I have been extremely lucky with being able to have our child be in the care of the lovely staff at Little Wonders Oamaru for the last 5 years. The teachers have been his second mums and also helped me as a first-time mum find my feet. The facilities that Little Wonders have in each room give the children so much to explore, learn and develop their wee minds and personalities as well as build friendships with fellow children and teachers. Having a dedicated cook on site has been a peace of mind knowing our child has eaten nutritional homemade food while there. Storypark has been an excellent App allowing us to follow along with his adventures, activities and achievements. We are looking forward to continuing using this fantastic childcare centre with our second child for the next 5 years.


We became part of the Little Wonder's family back in 2018 when my now 4-year-old was 8 months old. Through all of the ups and downs of the last four years, including the pandemic and welcoming twins to our family,  the support from the Little Wonders staff and teachers has been nothing but amazing!

I know my 3 little people are loved and cared for, and supported in reaching their goals and milestones, and their love and connection for their teachers makes my heart so happy. It's so reassuring to know when they are at day-care they are having the best time!

Thank you, Little Wonders Oamaru! 



Both our children have attended Little Wonders Oamaru from the age of six months. Our eldest is now four and has enjoyed all stages of the inclusive environment created by the amazing staff! Our daughter has recently turned two and moved classrooms, where the staff have gone out of their way to make her feel welcome and settled each morning as she adjusts. Little Wonders Oamaru has provided a great start to our children’s education journey!



Little Wonders are an amazing pre-school, and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking to enrol their child in this pre-school. They encourage the individuality of any child, teaching them independence and encourage them to achieve to their best abilities, confidence and the staff make you feel so welcome. They incorporate learning in today's environment: I love the way they include every culture, and look after the planet (environmental). They teach the children independence which prepares them for primary school, I have no doubts that this early development truly makes the difference and keeps them up with their peers.

Yours Faithfully



We are extremely happy on how much change we have seen in Noah. He came to Little Wonders limited with his words; he is going expressive. He came in not knowing how to initiate and make friends he is going extremely friendly. We are grateful for your support on his journey to developing heaps of his milestones. It makes our hearts overflow with joy! No words can express how thankful we are to Little Wonders family for helping Noah achieve his goals of developing self-confidence, have better communication skills, and increase his self-esteem. Thank you!

All staff are super friendly, it helped put my mind at ease. My little boy enjoys it so much already. Little wonders Oamaru are awesome.

Eunice Erasmus

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

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 was apprehensive about starting my son in childcare at 4 months old. I worried about how his days would be without me there and hoped that he would get the love, care and attention that he was used to at home.

The team at Little Wonders were amazingly supportive. They mirrored the routines that I had established at home which made the settling process easier for us both. They were honest about how his days went which was really important to me. The fact that they could openly tell me when he had a bad day assured me that I could trust them to keep me informed about his progress. I was able to visit during the day to breastfeed him which I found great as I didn’t have to express as much milk. Breastfeeding and providing expressed milk was encouraged by the staff which I thought was awesome.

He is now 8 months old and is very settled. He is familiar with his teachers and is happy for me to come and go during the day which assures me that he feels safe and secure with his teachers. I have gotten to know his teachers well and they are always willing to work alongside me as we guide my wee man to be the best he can be.  I know that they know my son well and can respond to his needs. I enjoy watching through the window for a few minutes when I arrive to pick him up and seeing how comfortable he is at Little Wonders the smiles on his face tell me he is in good hands

Welsh family