About Us

Your Child's Home Away From Home

Offering child care services since April 2009, Kidlywinks Childcare is a family owned and operated day care and early learning centre located in Trentham, Upper Hutt.  We provide preschool and day care services to families of children aged 3 months to 5 years.

Our Mission

At Kidlywinks we strive to cater to the individual learning and development needs of each child in our care.

We aim to provide the highest level of child care and education for your child (from 3 months to 5 years) within a relaxed, loving and healthy atmosphere. Providing a feeling of acceptance and belonging enables individual children to feel safe and secure in order to be able to express themselves in a positive and productive manner.


We offer our families up to 24 free hours of child care per week within a homely environment in the beautiful Hutt Valley. Our centre is operated by qualified staff who are passionate about children's early learning and development.

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Our Philosophy

Fostering Healthy, Happy, Confident Learners

  • We foster an environment where we respect all tamariki, whānau and kaiako. We demonstrate this by providing a nurturing, supportive and culturally inclusive community.

  • We acknowledge and have adopted some of Magda Gerber's theories. We believe and foster that "all tamariki accomplish milestones in their own time".

  • We encourage and support tamariki to develop their independence.

  • We provide a safe and challenging educational environment that supports tamariki individual needs and interests, in a small and homely environment, and where they are able to explore the outdoor natural elements.

  • We welcome and encourage whānau and community in constructive, reciprocal communication to ensure that we create and sustain collaborative working relationships for the health and well-being of our tamariki.


Our Facilities

Kidlywinks Childcare is located at 20 Islington Street in Trentham, Upper Hutt. We are approximately 5 minutes walk from both Trentham Train Station and the closest bus stop on Fergusson Drive.


Kidlywinks Childcare is a 'boutique' day care and early learning centre, catering to a maximum of 31 children.  As a converted home, the centre offers a warm, homely atmosphere for the children in our care.


Kidlywinks Childcare features fully equipped indoor and outdoor play areas, audio visual equipment, animal enclosures and separate art studio.

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