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


can parents please email (please us or text me on 0275706124 at which level you intend to return. If returning at level 3 what are the hours you require so I can plan  teaching staff roster plus hours of operation and cleaning.

Level 2 will hopefully be back to normal hours.

As we prepare to move into Level 3 we also need to abide by Ministry of Education and Public Health guidance to operate safely. We can open at Level 3 with limited capacity  for essential workers and their children. We can also accept parents that require ECE for other reasons i.e if there is a desperate need. MOE guidelines are children should learn from home if possible.

Some of requirements are we have been given for level 3 is (once again)a higher amount of cleaning of all surfaces daily with high touch surfaces cleaned more frequently, frequent hand washing, stay at home if sick, toys that can not be wiped put away, sleep furniture cleaned after use by child and PPE/mask not required to be worn.

What we require now moving forward is if you could please inform me if you will be attending at level 3 and what are the hours essential workers will require as this is going to be based on what the we hours of operation of the centre will be during level 3.

Also as our role does not really indicate hours, for the children who are going to attend at Level 3  what hours do you require at level 3 in order to fore fill your work obligations? Ideally we would like to close earlier than 5.30 due to extra cleaning and we will be teaching with a smaller team at level 3 and have to spread ourselves out over quite a long day.


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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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.