Children in Care

The cost-of-living crisis is impacting everyone,
and we want to help ease the burden.
Our charity, 'Children in Care', is offering
3 baby care packages to support struggling families
and alleviate financial stress.
If you know a parent or caregiver of a child two years old
or younger who could use some assistance,
please send us a message on Facebook
to nominate them for one of our free care packages.

Central Kids Kindergarten

Early Childhood Education
* Child-led learning
* Well-resourced environment
* Enviroschools programme
* Embracing Te Ao Māori
Weekly Ngahere/Bush excursions
**conditions apply for children under 2 years
Fully qualified teaching staff
20 free hours for children aged 2-6 years
Open 8:45am to 2:45 pm Mon-Fri during school terms
13 Arney Street Paeroa
Phone: 07 862 8871 Mobile: 021 659 036

A Fun Place to Be Childcare
3 Maramarahi Road
Thames 3500

Early childhood education
Phone: 07 868 5587

Thames Central Kids Kindergarten

Central Kids Thames Kindergarten is part of your community. We are a whānau focused kindergarten, and parents/whānau are always welcome to stay, make a cuppa and spend time with us.
Our kindergarten supports sustainable practices including gardening, recycling and sourcing sustainable resources.
Children are able to plant and collect vegetables and herbs fresh from our garden to use in our daily baking. We also offer a weekly Ngāhere programme where children develop an appreciation and respect for Papatūānuku.
This gives our older tamariki the opportunity to spend one whole day a week immersed in nature at a local bush reserve.

We are extremely proud of our kindergarten and programme.
We look forward to meeting you soon!

Aroha Tamaiparea and Miriam Knoetze
Phone 07 868 7797
Mobile: 021 1906 558

Paeroa Playcentre

Playcentre welcomes all families with children,
from newborn to 6 years old.
Whanāu ngātahi - families growing together.
Please join us! You are welcome to visit three times before enrolling. This will give you a good opportunity
to get to know what happens in the sessions
and talk with other families.

58 Aorangi Road
Phone: 027 880 271

Children in Care
Te manaaki tamariki

Our Mission:
Providing care for our most vulnerable children
during time of need.
Our Vision:
We are committed to aiding children entering foster care and those confronting unforeseen and challenging circumstances
within the Thames/Coromandel Ward.
Our objective is to furnish them with essential supplies, predominately donated and often recycled, including clothes, toys, food and other essentials.
This endeavour aims to eliminate poverty and create a positive impact on the community we serve.
Subsequently, once the initial aid has been extended, we will refer them to relevant organisations responsible for ongoing assistance.

Mini Miners
109 Sealey Street

Early childhood care and education
Lucy Faulkner
Phone: 021 072 9476
Quality Care, Food and Transport
We are a community based Early Childhood Education Centre in the heart of beautiful Moanataiari. We are licensed for 49 tamariki, with 39 over twos and 10 under twos. We provide 3 meals a day and transport is available with conditions attached. We believe children should be at the heart of everything we do and value whakawhanaungatanga as an integral part of our practice. Our tamariki are our highest priority and opportunities are always made available for them to learn, and most importantly have fun in a safe, respectful and caring environment. Please feel free to give us a call or pop in and meet our team.
100 Haven Street Thames Phone: 07 868 7028 Mobile: 027 901 3215 Email:

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