Timaru A childcare centre your family will love


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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.


210 Otipua Road, West End, Timaru 7910

Centre Hours:

Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm 
Closed Saturday, Sunday & public holidays

Ages Catered For:

3 months - 5 years

ERO Report

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4 Rooms
Large outdoor
Purpose Built
Extended hours

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.

Tiffany Williams

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.

Tess Taylor

The Centre and staff are fabulous and my children have always been treated wonderfully while in the care of Little Wonders. 

What's On

Childcare Assistance Update

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


LWT Delicious Food

Here at Little Wonders, we pride ourselves on the provision of healthy, nutritious and delicious meals!


LWT Nature Programme

Throughout the summer months, a huge focus area of our centre has been our sustainability and environmental programme.


Book Fair Week

The tamariki and kaiako have been working on a special book fair event at Little Wonders Timaru.