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About Us

Discover how your child's interests and values are celebrated and extended at Country Kids, as they develop their world view and sense of self.


Respectful interactions, meaningful relationships, connections with the outdoor environment and a wonder for all living things.

A child is a treasure, to be nurtured, to grow, to flourish 
Let us keep close together, not far apart

Whakatauki - Proverb


Children are natural born explorers. From an early age children develop curiosity about the world in which they live. As a community we share a collective responsibility to uphold, protect and nurture each child’s rights, interests, and cultural perspectives; to value each child as unique within the context of their own world view and to strengthen and celebrate each child’s capacity for success, every day.

Country Kids, forms close partnerships with families, to provide purposeful experiences and meaningful play opportunities, designed to meet the individual needs of each child.


Our learn-through-play curriculum integrates cultural values, practical life skills, foundational literacy and numeracy concepts within a holistic, unhurried day of play, exploration and discovery. 


Are places where we feel connected, where we belong; where we feel especially empowered and where we feel safe.



Our sense of family connection informs shared experiences and relationships. Together, we share ideas and aspirations that support and celebrate each child as unique and valued. 


Our common purpose as 'guardians' or 'kaitiaki' is to guide, protect and nurture all things.

Outdoor Sensory Play

Outdoor Sensory Play

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Country Kids designs a curriculum that is underpinned by the principles of Te Whāriki: NZ's Early Childhood curriculum. 

Each child is on a unique journey.

They come into the world eager to learn and into family, whānau or ‘aiga that have high hopes for them. Teachers, educators and kaiako in ECE work together in partnership with the family to realise these hopes.


Learn through Play


Nurture with Nature


Parent Partnerships



Quality Curriculum


Multi Cultural


Community connections


What makes Country Kids so special? 

He aha te mea nui o te ao
What is the
most important thing in the world?
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata
It is the people, it is the people, it is the people

Maori proverb

Safety Matters

All staff at Country Kids undergo a thorough 7 step safety check and risk assessment process before they can join our team. We employ 100% certificated teachers,


Teamwork plays a significant part in our team, shaping our values and culture. Everybody's opinion is valued &  respected. Some of our team have worked at CK for over ten years! Helping to shape improvements each step of the way. 

Your child is in the best hands at Country Kids, with a team that genuinely cares. We are a small team with excellent retention and positive culture., to support you through each stage of your child's development.

Once you enrol, our experienced staff will take time to get to know you and your child, to understand your child's needs.

And don't forget you! We are here, as much for the parents, as well as the child/ren. Once your child enrols, we welcome you into our family and we are here to discuss any developmental matters as they arise. 

Quality teacher training and development

Teachers at Country Kids particpate in regular professional development, training and research to support their professional goals.


Teacher Values

Coming to work should be fun! Our team is at the heart of everything we do. We believe we have the best teachers in the biz! We are grateful to our early childhood teachers for everything they do for the tamariki and for our families. 

Country Kids places high value on Kaiako (teacher) wellbeing. We invest in personal/professional growth opportunities including team building and staff benefits for our fabulous team.  As a team, we enjoy a strong sense of community and collegiality.  When we aren't working we also enjoy getting together outside of work too.

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Our dedicated., experienced team will look out for you at each stage of your learning journey. Adults and children learn alongside one another, respectfully and reciprocally. 

We warmly welcome you and we look forward to getting to know you.

Book a tour with us today and tell us all about your child and how we can help to celebrate their uniqueness. 

Enquire, Engage and Enjoy with us at Country Kids!

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Holiday Deal 2024

If you have a valid KIWI VALLEY annual pass we have some awesome deals and discounts on childcare fees in 2024. Click on the link to find out more! Ts & Cs apply. 

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