Register of network approvals and revocations

We maintain and publish a register of current network approvals and any approvals that are subsequently revoked. Approvals and revocations are listed below by region.

From 1 February 2023, unless excluded, anyone intending to establish a new licensed early childhood service first needs to apply for and be granted network approval by the Minister of Education.

Services excluded from network management

The network approval expires on the estimated date of establishment if not revoked prior to this date.

Te Tai Tokerau

Current network approvals

Best Start Educare Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics: 

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full-day service, proposing to open Monday to Friday, 7:00am to 6:00pm.

Intended location of the service: 25 Kotata Rise, Port Whangarei, Whangārei.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 91 to 100; comprised of between 20 to 25 children aged under 2 and 71 to 80 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 25 January 2024

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 29 March 2024

Network approvals revoked/expired

None

Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland

Current network approvals

Aplus ECE Service Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • proposing to provide home-based education and care service intending to serve the geographical area of Auckland
  • the proposed service will be a full-day teacher-led service, which will be well-equipped for migrants/former refugees specifically Mandarin speaking Chinese.

Intended location of the service: Auckland

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is 50.

Date of issue: 8 January 2024

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 1 July 2024

Bear Park East Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full-day teacher-led service, proposing to open Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 6pm.

Intended location of the service: Within the St Heliers South area, Auckland.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 80 to 90. This is comprised of between 21 to 25 children aged under 2 and 61 to 70 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 18 July 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 31 October 2025

Ben Hurst

Proposed service type and any special characteristics: 

  • early childhood education and care centre.

Intended location of the service: 33 Haast Street, Remuera, Auckland.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 141 to 150 and is comprised of between 46 to 50 children aged under 2 and 91 to 100 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 29 May 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 30 November 2024

Best Start Educare Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full-day teacher-led service, proposing to open 7am to 6pm.

Intended location of the service: 31 Pennant Street, Long Bay, Auckland.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is 100 and is comprised of 32 children aged under 2 and 68 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 9 October 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 30 June 2024

Best Start Educare Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full-day service, proposing to open Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm.

Intended location of the service: 16 Clark Road, Hobsonville, Auckland.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is 101 to 110 and is comprised of between 21 to 25 children aged under 2.  

Date of issue: 22 December 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 28 May 2024

Blooming Buds Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre 
  • a full-day teacher-led service open Monday to Friday.

Intended location of the service: 3145 Great North Road, New Lynn, Auckland.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 131 to 140 and is comprised of between 36 to 40 children aged under 2 and 91 to 100 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 30 June 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 30 June 2025

Clevedon Community Trust

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a community-based full-day teacher-led service provided by the Clevedon Presbyterian Church proposing to provide a service founded on the core values of the Christian faith
  • service is proposing to open Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 5:30pm

Intended location of the service: 3 Papakura-Clevedon Road, Clevedon, Auckland.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 71 to 80 and is comprised of between 16 to 20 children aged under 2.

Date of issue: 13 August 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 12 January 2026

D Narayan Sisters Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full-day teacher-led service, proposing to open Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm
  • Providing an Indo-Fijian (Hindi) language immersion and culture early learning centre.

Intended location of the service: 140 Church Street, Otahuhu, Auckland.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 61 to 70 and is comprised of between 11 to 15 children aged under 2 and 41 to 50 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 3 October 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 05 May 2026

Delight Education Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full-day teacher-led service, proposing to open Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm

Intended location of the service: 2 Titapu Road, Warkworth, Auckland. 

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is 68 and is comprised of 18 children aged under 2 and 150 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 10 January 2024

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 18 March 2024

Early Achievers Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • home-based education and care service (teacher-led)
  • the proposed service will be a home-based education and care service that will be well-equipped for migrants/ former refugees specifically those from Chinese and Filipino backgrounds

Intended location of the service: Auckland.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is 50.

Date of issue: 12 January 2024

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 31 May 2024

FIANZ Education Trust

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full-day teacher led service proposing to  integrate Islamic teachings, traditions and practices
  • proposing to provide Arabic and Urdu as a medium of instruction at least 51% of the time and proposing to be well-equipped for migrants/ former refugees

Intended location of the service: 463 Porchester Road, Randwick Park, Auckland.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places 60.

Date of issue: 12 January 2024

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 16 February 2026

Future Academic New Zealand Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full-day service, proposing to open Monday to Friday, 7am to 7pm

Intended location of the service: 195 Brightside Road, Whangaparoaoa, Auckland.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 51 to 60 and is comprised of 11 to 15 children aged under 2 and 31 to 40 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 18 January 2024

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 30 April 2024

Happy Learning Centre Pokeno Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full-day teacher-led service, proposing to open Monday to Friday 7am to 6pm.

Intended location of the service: 15C Selby Street, Pōkeno, Auckland.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 141 to 150 and is comprised of between 26 to 30 children aged under 2 and 111 to 120 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 28 July 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 1 February 2026

Happy Learning Centre Onehunga Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full-day teacher-led service, proposing to open Monday to Friday.

Intended location of the service: 424 Onehunga Mall, Onehunga, Auckland.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 141 to 150 and is comprised of between 21 to 25 children aged under 2 and 111 to 120 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 4 August 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 1 March 2026

Kiddie Star

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • proposing to provide home-based education and care service intending to serve the geographical area of Auckland
  • the proposed service will be a full-day teacher-led service, which specialises in delivering education and care in full Asian immersion languages and to migrants and former refugees
  • service is proposing to operate from Monday to Sunday, 7am to 9pm.

Intended location of the service: Auckland.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is 80 and is comprised of between 56 to 60 children aged under 2 and 11 to 20 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 30 May 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 1 May 2025

Kiwico Educare Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full-day teacher-led service, proposing to open Monday to Friday 7am to 6pm

Intended location of the service: 300 Massey Road, Mangere, Auckland.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is 85 and is comprised of 20 children aged under 2 and 65 children aged 2 or older. 

Date of issue: 29 November 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 1 April 2024

LLC Education Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full-day teacher-led service, which will be well-equipped for learning support needs for migrants and former refugees.

Intended location of the service: 186 Glamorgan Drive, Torbay, Auckland.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 51 to 60 and is comprised of between 11 to 15 children aged under 2 and 41 to 50 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 7 June 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 8 May 2026

Magic Garden Community Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • proposing to provide education and care underpinned by the teachings of Reggio Emilia, Pikler and RIE philosophies.

Intended location of the service: 826A East Coast Road, Oteha, Auckland.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 71 to 80.

Date of issue: 9 October 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 6 October 2026

Maraetai Beach Early Learning Centre Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full day teacher led service, proposing to open Monday to Friday, 7:45am to 5pm.

Intended location of the service: 8 Te Pene Road, Maraetai, Auckland

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is 30.

Date of issue: 9 November 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 1 September 2024

Riverdale Childcare Centre Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full day service, proposing to open Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 6pm.

Intended location of the service: 101 Hendon Ave, Mt Albert, Auckland.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is 42 and is comprised of 12 children aged under 2 and 30 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 13 August 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 31 January 2025

Rothesay Bay Early Learning Centre Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full day teacher-led service, proposing to open Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 6pm
  • the proposed service intend to meet the strategic priority of being well-equipped for learning support needs.

Intended location of the service: 19 Knights Road, Rothesay Bay, Auckland

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places between 81 to 90 and is comprised of between 26 to 30 children aged under 2 and 51 to 60 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 21 November 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 31 May 2026

Sai Education - Balmoral Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • The proposed service will be a full day service, proposing to open Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm

Intended location of the service: 227 Balmoral Road, Mount Eden, Auckland.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is 50 and is comprised of 10 children aged under 2 and 40 children aged 2 or older. 

Date of issue: 18 September 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 29 February 2024

SB27 Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full-day and sessional service, proposing to be open Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 6pm.

Intended location of the service: 27 Litten Road, Cockle Bay, Auckland.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 61 to 70 and is comprised of between 16 to 20 children aged under 2 and 41 to 50 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 10 October 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 28 February 2026

Sonya Mary Page

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full day service, proposing to open Monday to Friday.

Intended location of the service: 3 School Road, Wellsford, Auckland.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 99 to 100 and is comprised of between 26 to 30 children aged under 2 and 61 to 70 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 5 August 2024

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 29 November 2024

Sonya Mary Page

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full-day teacher-led service for children aged 0 to 5 years old, proposing to open Monday to Friday.

Intended location of the service: 90 Upper Orewa Road, Silverdale, Auckland.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is 70 and is comprised of 20 children aged under 2 and 50 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 10 August 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 31 July 2025

Sunflowers ECE Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a teacher-led service, proposing to open Monday to Friday. 

Intended location of the service: 200 Lakeside Drive, Orewa, Auckland. 

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 51 to 60.  This is comprised of between 1 to 5 children aged under 2 and 51 to 60 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 8 January 2024

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 31 July 2024

Tamariki Ora Learning Centre Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service proposes a distinct Māori identity and culture, proposing to offer wrap around services.  The proposed service will provide an affordable fee service, provide meals and van transport.

Intended location of the service: 3 Pua Street, Westgate, Auckland.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 111 to 120. 

Date of issue: 18 October 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 29 February 2024

Young Farmers Early Childhood Education Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full-day teacher-led service, proposing to open Monday to Friday, 6:30am to 7pm
  • proposing to provide an integrated farming based early learning centre

Intended location of the service: 75 Pomona Rd, Kumeu, Auckland.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 111 to 120 and is comprised of between 16 to 20 children aged under 2 and 91 to 100 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 26 October 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 2 August 2026

Progressed to licensing

Alfriston Childcare Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full-day teacher-led service
  • open Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm.

Intended location of the service: 120 Alfriston Road, Manurewa, Auckland.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 91 to 100 and is comprised of between 21 to 25 children aged under 2 and 61 to 70 children aged 2 or older.

Date of approval issued: 9 October 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 31 March 2024

License to operate issued: 21 December 2023

Service name: Go Bananas Childcare Alfriston

Best Start Educare Ltd

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full-day teacher-led service
  • open 7am to 6pm.

Intended location of the service: 2 Sunnyheights Road, Orewa, Auckland.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 91 to 100 and is comprised of between 21 to 25 children aged under 2 and 71 to 80 children aged 2 or older.

Date of approval issued: 25 September 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 28 June 2024

License to operate issued: 18 December 2023 2024

Service name: Beststart Orewa West

Candy Cuddles Early Childhood Centre Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full-day and sessional teacher-led service, proposing to open Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm

Intended location of the service: 13 Princess Street, Takanini, Auckland.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 51 to 60 and is comprised of between 6 to 10 children aged under 2 and 50 children aged 2 or older. 

Date of approval issued: 9 October 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 31 March 2024

License to operate issued: 4 December 2023

Service name: Candy Cuddles Early Childhood Centre

DreamCatchers Education Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the service will be a full-day teacher-led service, proposing to open Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm.

Intended location of the service: 1 Taimana Place, Greenhithe, Auckland.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 71 to 80 and is comprised of between 16 to 20 children aged under 2 and 61 to 70 children aged 2 or older.

Date of approval issued: 7 June 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval):4 September 2023

License to operate issued: 9 October 2023

Service name: Dream Catchers Early Learning Service

Gulf Harbour Montessori Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the service will be a full-day service for children aged 0 to 5 years old
  • open Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm.

Intended location of the service: 132 Pinecrest Drive, Gulf Harbour, Whangaparaoa.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 101 to 110 and is comprised of between 21 to 25 children aged under 2 and 71 to 80n children aged 2 or older.

Date of approval issued: 8 August 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 14 October 2023

License to operate issued: 9 October 2023

Service name: Gulf Harbour Montessori

Niv's Helensville Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics: 

  • early childhood education and care centre

Intended location of the service: 173-175 Rautawhiri Road, Helensville, Auckland.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 61 to 70 and is comprised of between 16 to 20 children aged under 2 and 41 to 50 children aged 2 or older.

Date of approval issued: 10 May 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 1 August 2023

Licence to operate issued: 21 August 2023

Service name: Parkview Preschool

Tiny Voices Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full day teacher-led service
  • open Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm

Intended location of the service: 1-272 Jervois Road, Herne Bay, Auckland.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 61 to 70.

Date of approval issued: 13 August 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 6 November 2023

Licence to operate issued: 18 December 2023

Service name: Tiny Voices Herne Bay

Truth Education Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full-day service
  • open Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm

Intended location of the service: 138 Royal Road, Massey, Auckland.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 51 to 60 and is comprised of between 6 to 10 children aged under 2 and 41 to 50 children aged 2 or older.

Date of approval issued: 31 August 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 1 January 2024

License to operate issued: 20 November 2023

Service name: Little Royals Montessori Preschool

Village Education Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full-day teacher-led service, open Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 5:30pm
  • proposing to provide education and care underpinned by a Montessori philosophy

Intended location of the service: 4 Sainsbury Road, Mt Albert, Auckland.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is 30 for children aged 2 or older.

Date of approval issue: 9 October 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 4 July 2024

License to operate issued: 15 January 2024

Service name: The Montessori Preschool - Mt Albert

Network approvals revoked/expired

None

Waikato

Current network approvals 

Bumblebees and Buttercups Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full-day teacher-led service, proposing to open Monday to Friday, 7:30am–5:30pm.

Intended location of the service: 111 Fairway Drive, Morrinsville.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 91 to 100 and is comprised of between 21 to 25 children aged under 2 and 66 to 79 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 18 July 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 24 May 2026

Peachgrove Childcare Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre.

Intended location of the service: 56 Peachgrove Road, Hamilton East, Hamilton.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is 85 and is comprised of between 21 to 25 children aged under 2 and 51 to 60 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 3 July 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 1 July 2025

Progressed to licensing

Creators Educational Trust

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • service provides a Christian-inspired service that utilises the Reggio Emilia approach in their teaching and learning.

Intended location of the service: 85 Forest Lake Road, Forest Lake, Hamilton

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 71 to 80 and is comprised of between 16 to 20 children aged under 2 and 51 to 60 children aged 2 or older.

Date of approval issued: 11 May 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 18 July 2023

Licence to operate issued: 12 June 2023

Service name: Creators Forest Lake

Network approvals revoked/expired

None

Bay of Plenty, Waiariki

Current network approvals

Best Start Educare Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full-day service, proposing to open Monday to Friday, 7:00am to 6:00pm.

Intended location of the service: 2 Parau Drive, Bethlehem, Tauranga.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 111 to 120 and is comprised of between 21 to 25 children aged under 2 and 91 to 100 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 22 December 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 31 May 2024

Bethlehem Early Learning Centres Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full-day service, proposing to open Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Intended location of the service: 528 Kaylene Place, Ōmokoroa, Bay of Plenty.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 71 to 80 and is comprised of between 16 to 20 children aged under 2 and 51 to 60 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 31 July 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 1 June 2025

Central North Island Kindergarten Trust

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full-day service, proposing to open Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Intended location of the service: Okaia Drive, Kinloch, Taupō.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is 40 with 6 to 10 children aged under 2. 

Date of issue: 22 December 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 1 April 2025 

Future Focus West Dune Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full-day service, proposing to open Monday to Friday 7:30am to 5:30pm.

Intended location of the service: 2 Flaxmill Way, Pāpāmoa Beach, Tauranga.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 90 to 100 and is comprised of between 26 to 30 children aged under 2 and 61 to 70 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 4 August 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 2 July 2025

Little Parrots Tāpui (Limited)

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be  full-day service, proposing to open Monday to Friday 7:30am to 5:30pm.

Intended location of the service: 32-34 Gloucester Road, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 61 to 70 and is comprised of between 21 to 25 children aged under 2.

Date of issue: 29 September 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 2 April 2024

Te Whānau Tupu Ngātahi 0 Aotearoa - Playcentre Aotearoa

Proposed service type and any special characteristics: 

  • early childhood education and care centre - parent led
  • the proposed service will be a sessional parent-led service proposing to open five days per week

Intended location of the service: 62 Golf Road, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 21 to 30; comprised of between 16 to 20children aged under 2 and 11 to 20 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 24 October 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 31 May 2024

Progressed to licensing

Best Start Educare Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full-day service
  • open Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm.

Intended location of the service: 49 Farm Street, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 91 to 100 and is comprised of between 11 to 15 children aged under 2 and 71 to 80 children aged 2 or older.

Date of approval issued: 25 September 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 31 May 2024

License to operate issued: 8 January 2024

Service name: BestStart Bayfair

Network approvals revoked/expired

Elm Tree Early Learning Centre Tauriko Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full-day teacher-led service, proposing to open Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 5:30pm.

Intended location of the service: 512 Cambridge Road, Tauriko, Tauranga.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 81 to 90 and is comprised of between 16 to 20 children aged under 2 and 61 to 70 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 20 July 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 31 January 2024

Hawke's Bay, Tairāwhiti

Current network approvals

Gisborne Kindergarten Association

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre 
  • the proposed service will be located on the Tīaho Primary School site and offer a service with distinct Māori identity and culture.

Intended location of the service: 104 Black street, Wairoa.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 21 to 30 and is comprised of between 21 to 30 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 9 May 2023 

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 1 February 2025

Progressed to licensing

None

Network approvals revoked/expired

None

Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatū

Current network approvals 

Future Kids Pre School Spotswood Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full-day teacher-led service, proposing to open Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 5:30pm.

Intended location of the service: 16 Manakohi Street, Spotswood, New Plymouth.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 81 to 90. This comprised of between 26 to 30 children aged under 2 and 61 to 70 children aged 2 or older. 

Date of issue: 18 January 2024

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 1 April 2025

Progressed to licensing

Bizzy Bodz Educare Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full-day teacher-led service supplying a Montessori philosophy approach
  • open Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 5:30pm.

Intended location of the service: 155 South Street Feilding, Manawatū.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 41 to 50 children aged 2 or older.

Date of approval issued: 4 August 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 1 November 2023

License to operate issued: 9 October 2023

Service name: Little Oaks Montessori

Network approvals revoked/expired

None

Wellington

Current network approvals

Millie’s House in Wellington Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full-day teacher-led service, proposing to open weekdays.

Intended location of the service: Vivian East area, Wellington

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between of 91 to 100 and is comprised of 36 to 40 children aged under 2 and 51 to 60 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 14 August 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 27 July 2026 

Millie’s House in Wellington Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full-day teacher-led service for children aged 0 to 5 years old, proposing to open Monday to Friday.

Intended location of the service: Central Hutt North area, Wellington

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 111 to 120 and is comprised of between 61 to 70 children aged under 2 and 46 to 50 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 14 August 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 27 July 2026

Progressed to licensing

 None

Network approvals revoked/expired

None

Nelson, Malborough, West Coast

Current network approvals

PEG 3 Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • proposing to open Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 6:00pm

Intended location of the service: 441 Nayland Road, Stoke.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 51 to 60 children.

Date of issue: 22 December 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 1 September 2024

The Motueka Steiner School Trust

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a teacher-led service under the Rudolf Steiner philosophy. 
  • proposing to open Monday to Friday, 8:45am to 2:45pm.

Intended location of the service: 165 Robinson Road, Lower Moutere.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 31 to 40 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 22 December 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 1 September 2024

Totara Kids ELC Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full-day teacher-led service, proposing to open Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm

Intended location of the service: 21 Titoki Street, Stoke, Nelson.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 21 to 30.  This is comprised of between 6 to 10 children aged under 2 and 11 to 20 children aged 2 or older. 

Date of issue: 22 December 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 1 May 2024

Progressed to licensing

Wildflowers ELC Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • service operates 7.30am to 5.30pm weekdays.

Intended location of the service: 8 Central Park Lane, Richmond, Tasman.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 41 to 50 and is comprised of between 16 to 20 children aged under 2 and 21 to 30 children aged 2 or older.

Date of approval issued: 27 April 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 21 July 2023

Licence to operate issued: 5 May 2023

Service name: Wildflowers Early Learning Centre

Network approvals revoked/expired

None

Canterbury, Chatham Islands

Current network approvals 

Best Start Educare Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care service 
  • the proposed service will be a full-day teacher-led service, proposing to open Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm

Intended location of the service: West Village, Faringdon, Rolleston. 

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 91 to 100 and is comprised of between, 16 to 20 children aged under 2 and 71 to 80 children aged 2 or older. 

Date of issue: 10 January 2024

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 29 August 2025

Canterbury Educare – Prestons Preschool Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care service 
  • service is proposing to operate 6.30am to 6.30pm weekdays.

Intended location of the service: 35 Hawkins Road, Marshland, Christchurch.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 61 to 70 and is comprised of between 16 to 20 children aged under 2 years and 41 to 50 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 20 April 2023 

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 17 April 2026

Millies House in Christchurch Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full-day teacher-led service, proposing to open weekdays.

Intended location of the service: 56 Shirley Road, Shirley, Christchurch.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 51 to 60 and is comprised of between 26 to 30 children aged under 2 and 31 t6o 40 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 17 July 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 15 April 2024

R&D Education Ltd

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full-day teacher-led service, proposing to provide a Montessori Education.

Intended location of the service: 119 Sutherlands Road, Halswell, Christchurch.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 131 to 140 and is comprised of between 31 to 35 children aged under 2 and 91 to 100 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 4 August 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 30 September 2024

Young Men's Christian Association of Christchurch (inc) Charitable Trust

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service proposes to provide prioritised education and care places to the children of staff employed with Te Whatu Ora Waitaha and the New Zealand Police by operating a flexible roster system including childcare places which reflect roster requirements, Monday to Sunday between 6am to 7pm.

Intended location of the service:

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 61 to 70 and is comprised of between 16 to 20 children aged under 2 and 51 to 60 children aged 2 or older. 

Date of issue: 4 October 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 31 March 2024

Progressed to licensing

Little Ferns Early Learning Centre Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the operating hours are Monday to Friday 7.30am to 5.30pm
  • proposing to provide a play-based learning approach philosophy

Intended location of the service: 17 Broadlands Drive, Rolleston.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 81 to 90 and is comprised of between 21 to 25 children aged under 2 and 61 to 70 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 4 August 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 14 March 2024

Licence to operate issued: 10 November 2023

Service name: Little Ferns Early Learning Centre

Kimihia Early Learning Trust

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • the service will meet strategic priorities by providing early childhood education and care services for young people continuing education through the Kimihia Parents College and will provide for the local community.
  • the operating hours are 8am to 4.30pm weekdays.

Intended location of the service: Te Aratai College, 85 Aldwins Road, Phillipstown, Christchurch.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 41 to 50 and is comprised of between 21 to 30 children aged under 2 and 21 to 30 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 29 May 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 30 September 2023

License to operate: 5 September 2023

Service name: Kimihia Early Learning Centre

Stem Education Group Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre 
  • the operating hours are Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 5:30pm
  • proposing to provide education and care underpinned by a Montessori philosophy

Intended location of the service: 8 Lincoln Road, Hillmorton, Christchurch.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 71 to 80 and is comprised of between 21 to 25 children aged under 2 and 41 to 50 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 9 May 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 22 December 2023

Licence to operate issued: 7 November 2023

Service name: Stem Montessori

The Oaks Early Learning Centre Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the operating hours are Monday to Friday 7.30am to 5.30pm.

Intended location of the service: 475-477 West Street, Allenton, Ashburton.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 81 to 90 and is comprised of between 16 to 20 children aged under 2 and 61 to 70 children 2 or older. 

Date of issue: 9 May 2023 

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 2 October 2023

Licence to operate issued: 25 July 2023

Service name: The Oaks Early Learning Centre

Network approvals revoked/expired

None

Otago, Southland

Current network approvals 

BestStart Educare Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full-day teacher-led service, proposing to be open Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm.

Intended location of the service: Wooing Tree Estate, Cromwell, Central Otago.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 81 to 90 and is comprised of between 16 to 20 children aged under 2 and 61 to 70 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 31 July 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 31 March 2025

Dunedin Kindergartens Incorporated

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre (Kindergarten)
  • the proposed service will be a Kindergarten service proposing to open Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 2:30pm

Intended location of the service: 95 English Ave, Maryhill, Dunedin.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 41 to 50 children aged 2 or older.

Date of issue: 26 September 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 29 February 2024

Progressed to licensing

Blue Duck Childcare (Waihopai) Limited

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • the proposed service will be a full-day teacher-led service, open Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 5:45pm

Intended location of the service: 167 Bill Richardson Drive, Avenal, Invercargill.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 81 to 90 and is comprised of between 21 to 25 children aged under 2 and 61 to 70 children aged 2 or older.

Date of approval issued: 31 August 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 1 February 2024

License to operate issued: 29 January 2024 

Service name: Blue Duck Childcare (Waihopai) Limited

Curious Minds Education

Proposed service type and any special characteristics:

  • early childhood education and care centre
  • service will operate Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 5.30pm 

Intended location of the service: Level 1, 5 Mile Retail, 30 Grant Road, Frankton, Queenstown.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 81 to 90 and is comprised of between 21 to 24 children aged under 2 and 51 to 60 children aged 2 or older.

Date of approval issued: 29 May 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 26 June 2023

License to operate issued: 24 October 2023 

Service name: Curious Minds Early learning

Te Whānau Tupu Ngātahi 0 Aotearoa - Playcentre Aotearoa

Proposed service type and any special characteristics: 

  • early childhood education and care centre - parent led
  • service will be a sessional parent-led service, open five days per week

Intended location of the service: Queenstown Primary School, 20 Robins Road, Queenstown.

Service size (number of child places): Total maximum number of child places is between 21 to 30 is comprised of between 11 to 15 children aged under 2 and 11 to 20 children aged 2 or older.

Date of approval issued: 30 November 2023

Estimated date of establishment (expiry of approval): 30 November 2023

License to operate issued: 12 November 2023 

Service name: Queenstown Playcentre

Network approvals revoked/expired

None

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