Inspiring Minds | Childcare Kerikeri, Daycare Kerikeri, Preschool Kerikeri
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Kia Ora. Welcome to Inspiring Minds, Kerikeri

We endeavour to develop a ‘home away from home’ feeling for your family in our small and intimate environment. We build strong relationships that inspire friendship, partnership and develop a sense of community.


Inspiring Minds Childcare was purpose built in Kerikeri by Kaye Dawson to establish and create a natural, aesthetic environment to foster positive relationships with children, their families and the community.

10 mins

We are situated at the beginning of Purerua road five minutes from Waipapa and only 10 minutes from Kerikeri township. Our childcare centre is situated in a rural setting surrounded by nature.

32 children

We are a small intimate centre with a maximum of 32 children each day.  Our childcare centre is dedicated to getting to know the child’s whole family and what makes them who they are.

What to consider when

choosing a childcare provider

When should a child start attending day care?

Most of the daycares provide facilities that cater to child age 3 months till they are school going. Thus, when a child should attend early childhood education, largely depends on your personal circumstances and choices.

Why is an early childhood education important for child development?

Ministry of Education;
Research shows that children who are involved in quality early childhood education (ECE) benefit in many ways, and that these benefits also extend to their family/whānau and the wider community.

Taking part in ECE builds a strong foundation for your child’s ongoing education, learning and development. Children learn lots of new skills by participating in ECE, building on the skills they learn at home and from their families/whānau.

Does the Centre philosophy match with my values?

Every child care has a Centre philosophy which highlights it’s core values and further helps design the centre’s learning and teaching programmes. Before deciding on any early childhood education facility, every parent should ask for and check whether the child care provider’s philosophy delivers and matches with their expectations and values.

Centre Environment and should you visit a child care before enrolling?

Before enrolling, a parent has the right and should visit the centre to check the childcare environment for its safety, health/hygiene standards, compliance with ministry regulations. Ask for the details of facilities provided, fees structures, kitchen/meal facilities and staff qualifications. Also in your visit, include time to meet up with the teachers and know of their teaching practices.

start your child’s journey

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