Finding early childhood education & childcare in New Zealand just got a whole lot easier.  

Looking for childcare for your little one? You’re in the right place. Find Early Childcare is your ultimate website to research the best early childhood education options to suit your family.

It’s a big decision to choose the right childcare facility for your child (there are over 4,600 registered early childhood education facilities in New Zealand!). This website is designed to make your search easier. 

How do I use this website? 

  • Search the map to narrow down childcare options close to you
  • Use the filters to create your ultimate shortlist based on what you’re looking for – location, type of childcare, number of children enrolled, and more
  • Send a message to childcare facilities you’re interested in visiting

Find Early Childcare Map View

The Story Behind This Website

I went to extreme lengths to hunt down a great early childhood education (ECE) provider for my daughter. I knew exactly what I was looking for but struggled to find it via a traditional internet search. I wanted to see all my options on a map, plus the things that were important to me as a parent – type of facility, number of children enrolled, whether the facility offered the 20 hour/week ECE subsidy. 

So I spent hours doing research. I went directly to the Ministry of Education website, downloaded their HUGE spreadsheet showing all registered childcare options, and set up some pretty intense filters to find exactly what I was looking for in my area. I created this website to make it super easy for other busy (and sleep deprived!) parents and caregivers to narrow down their options.  

This website does all the hard work for you, showing you all the important information in one place. I hope you find it useful and save some serious time in your hunt!