As soon as you step inside, you will see why families love to bring their children to Southside Kids Childcare Centre!

Update 12/05/2020 – Level Two

Thanks to everyone in NZ’s efforts we are almost back normal and we are moving to level 2 on 14/05/2020.

For ECE that means we can accept all children back into the centre.

SSK has been running quite well during level 3. We have been trying to be creative and inventive and make do with what we were able to since safety precautions meant less toys and activities being available for the children. Teachers have also spent a lot of time during each day making sure the environment was safe, regularly cleaning the environment and equipment after use.

Since we are able to accept everyone back it would be really helpful if you could contact us and let us know when you plan on returning to the centre so we can ensure we have the right amount of teachers present.

Best ways to contact us:

  • call us: 3855911
  • email:
  • text Julie at: 027 5706124

We also ask (and this is very important) that if your child is unwell, you suspect he might be unwell or shows signs of being unwell that you do not bring them in.

This is obviously for everyone’s safety and comfort.

We look forward to seeing everyone.

The Centre Manager has  everyone’s contact details and will contact all parents/carer if the situation changes.


The centre has adopted the Ministry of Health (MOH) guidelines and will be following all advice issued by the Ministry of Education (MOE) / MOH / NZ Government.

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  • Do you feel unwell?
  • Do you have any of these symptons:
    • Cough
    • Fever
    • Breathing difficulties
  • Have been overseas in the last 14 days?
  • Are you close to someone diagnosed with COVID-19?


Call 0800 358 5453 for free advice from a health professional.


At the centre

We provide a safe and nurturing child care centre and are proud of our reputation within the Wellington community for being dedicated and of course fun!

The curriculum at our child care centre includes routines and regular events/activities, and through children’s and/or teachers initiation, activities that enhance and extend children’s play and thinking. With over 18 years’ experience, we create an environment where children are competent learners.

We focus on children developing social competence to enable them to play and learn with and alongside others. We believe that positive relationships with others is the key to children growing as confident learners and communicators, secure in their sense of belonging and the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society.

Our kids are interested in the world beyond the fence. To encourage their interest and help them learn about their community and the groups and people who support it we have developed a program around the theme of community. This will include exploring what makes the community around the centre special, walk or drives around the community and visits to local community groups (e.g., SPCA).

Our staff:

  • Qualified, registered early childhood teachers
  • Share a passion for teaching
  • Believe in high quality early childhood education
  • Genuinely care for our kids


  • Full time $260 per week or $170 with ECE 20 Hours
  • Daily and half day options available.


Education Review Office (ERO) Review

Children benefit from positive relationships with teachers who know them well. Their learning is celebrated throughout the home-like environment. An emphasis on creative arts is evident. Science and mathematics learning are woven into play-based contexts. Routine times are used well for meaningful learning and discussion. Open-ended questioning supports and enhances children’s thinking. A recent success for the service has seen a range of very useful strategies embedded to promote literacy and oral language.