Kauri Kids is Auckland Council’s early childhood education and care offering, strategically located in hubs of sport and leisure activity around Auckland. We believe that active bodies have active minds and Kauri Kids is about growing great Aucklanders.

You can relax when you sign your child up to your local Kauri Kids centre, knowing that you’re giving them the very best in early childhood education and care. We provide a fun, safe learning environment that helps children experience the wonder and adventure of learning.

Each of the ten centres has its own unique character and draws inspiration from its local community, though we all share the common philosophy of providing a safe, nurturing space that allows your child to have fun while they grow.

And grow they do! Kauri are among the world’s mightiest trees, yet they begin as just a seed. Just like them, we desire to see children grow to become confident and resilient, prepared for school, and ready to thrive in life.

All Kauri Kids centres are staffed by a committed and caring team of early childhood educators who truly get to know each child they look after and collaborate with parents to enhance their children’s learning. We are committed to Te Whariki, the New Zealand early childhood education curriculum, and integrate it into all aspects of our children’s learning.

We provide affordable, flexible childcare options that meet your needs and lifestyles, and help give your child the very best start in life. And if you are an active parent, we even provide some drop-in spaces so we can look after your little ones, while you exercise next door! Our centres offer a minimum of 20 hours free ECE. WINZ subsidies may also be available for your family; visit the WINZ website for more information.



Kauri Kids centres offer affordable, flexible childcare. Fees differ slightly by centre; see your local centre’s page for the fees applicable.


Our hours differ by centre, with most centres offering full day, half day or casual care. See your local centre’s page for more details on hours.