Starting school is a significant event for children and for their families and a milestone which many of us celebrate. It is something many children look forward to. Most children settle easily into school, but a few find adjusting to the change takes time.
Just a stone’s throw from beautiful parks and the local primary school, Little Wonders Timaru is a nurturing and inspiring early childhood centre for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers.
Purpose built, with four separate rooms catering for each age and stage, we are a place where children have fun, learn and grow. Kind and passionate teachers will bring out the best in your child, fuelling their imagination, encouraging their curiosity and supporting them to shine.
Set your child up with a lifelong love of learning. Start their journey here at Little Wonders Timaru.
Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday & public holidays
Ages Catered For:
3 months - 5 years
Read our centre's ERO review
Amelia was only 4 months old when I went back to work full-time, so it was important to us that she was in the best care possible. We chose Little Wonders Timaru as it was a purpose built centre with a specific babies’ room with low child to teacher ratios. Now we have all three of our children at the centre, although Amelia is about to turn 5 and head off to primary school.
The centre has excelled in meeting all of our needs. The staff go the extra mile and are always willing to discuss behaviours that children are displaying or stages of learning that they are going through. This helps parents gain a greater insight into their children.
Little Wonders Timaru was such a happy accident for my family. We were forced to have to do daycare because my husband hurt his Achilles, and I had work. The first time I left, I cried the whole way home just because I had never left my son with anyone that long - not even family. When I returned and picked him up, I was greeted by stories from the staff and pictures. I walked in on his playing outside in the sandbox and barely taking note I had come.
As the months have progressed, I have realised what a gem this place is. They are helping him grow in leaps and bounds - we are far from family so the social and mental growth he gets, is invaluable. The staff has goals for him and specific ways to meet them. We have been noticing weekly changes in him and are so grateful for how they have helped him grow. We love Little Wonders - the good food they give him (it always is so healthy and delicious, the kindness they give him, and their care. Forever grateful for their care.
I really love my children being apart of the Little Wonders Timaru Family. Brooke is now seven but enjoyed her earlier years at "Wonders" the great thing for her is that she is still great friends with children she went there with. Mitchell is now 3 & loves going to "Wonders" They have both formed great relationships with the teachers. As a mother I love the variety of activities that the kids participate in. The food is fantastic as on a busy day I know that the children have had a good lunch meal so if they can have light evening meal. I would have no issues talking to any parents looking at enrolling their children to Little Wonders.
The Centre and staff are fabulous and my children have always been treated wonderfully while in the care of Little Wonders.
Evolve Education Group has been named New Zealand’s Most Trusted Kindergarten Centre Operator in the 2019 Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands awards.