Early Childhood Centres

Located in Snells Beach, www.thebeehivechildcare.co.nz,  Phone: (09) 425 4305


Kowhai Kids is a warm and homely daycare nestled in a quiet, residential area of Warkworth near Matakana in Auckland. We operate an open-door policy with our families and encourage parents to spend as much time at our childcare centre as they like!  We cater for children 0-5 years, focusing on care and education suitable to each child's stage of development.  Our children have access to a huge variety of learning experiences, from our animal and plant care activities to the use of ICT to encourage learning and prepare our little learners for school.Come visit us at Kowhai Kids and see for yourself.Located in Warkworth.  www.kowhaikids.co.nz.  Phone 09 425 8730  Email: manager.kowhaikids@eeg.co.nz


Leigh Community Preschool is a ‘one of a kind’ not for profit community run preschool catering for children aged 6 months to 5 years.  Located in beautiful Leigh, we have a strong connection with the local schools, community and natural environment. We offer a play based learning programme which encourages our children’s independence and allows them to grow and learn in their own unique and individual way. Our children are nurtured by a highly qualified and experienced teaching team who are committed to quality teaching, learning and fun.  We have a wonderful, welcoming preschool so drop by and visit us at ...5 Seatoun Ave in Leigh.  Opening Hours: 8.30-3.30 during school terms and we can be contacted on 422 6516 or leighpreschool@xtra.co.nz 


Located in Warkworth.  (09) 425 7096



Matakana Village Pre-School  Phone 422 7799

Kia Ora and welcome to Matakana Village Preschool.  We offer quality early childhood education that aims to build the child’s emotional intelligence and security through positive interactions with teachers and each other. 

Located in Warkworth, www.natures-nest.co.nz,  Phone: (09) 425 0511  
Email: warkworth@natures-nest.co.nz


Located in Warkworth. www.oaktreechildcare.co.nz, Phone: (09) 425 9058




Located in Matakana, www.playcentre.org.nz,  Phone: (09) 422 9070  


Sandcastles Early Childhood Centre

Located in Snells Beach, 09-425 5771 


Located in Matakana. www.smallstepsmontessori.co.nz, Phone: (09) 422-9401
Email: matakana.smallsteps@xtra.co.nz

Small Steps is a small, caring family focused preschool in the heart of Matakana village. We are conveniently located 300 metres from Matakana Primary School with their walking school bus stopping at our gate. Our proximity means we participate regularly in school events and explore our local community. At Small Steps we believe that early childhood education is of vital importance. It is when a child's love of learning is established. We have a dedicated team of fully qualified teachers who use the Montessori philosophy to provide an environment full of opportunities for children to become independent, confident and happy learners.

Come along to visit, we would love to show you around.




Located in Snells Beach.  www.aka.org.nz, Phone:  (09) 425 6330



Totara Hill Montessori provides a strong foundation for children to start their learning journey.  Set in beautiful gardens with fully qualified and committed staff each child feels a sense of belonging in our warm and vibrant preschool.
At the core of our philosophy is helping each child to be independent, which gives them confidence.  The learning in a Montessori environment happens through interaction with carefully prepared activities that appeal to the child’s developmental needs.
Come along to visit, we would love to show you around

Located in Matakana.  www.totarahillmontessori.co.nz, Phone: (09) 422 9981
Email:  totarahillmontessori@xtra.co.nz





Located in Warkworth. www.warkworthkindergarten.co.nz,                               Phone: (09) 425 9581 Email: warkworthkindy@xtra.co.nz 






 Located in Warkworth.www.playcentre.org.nz,                

Phone (09) 425 8331