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We believe in supporting, enc​ouraging, and guiding the well-being and growth of each child’s learning journey. We provide an inclusive, nurturing, and empowering environment. We aim to be a healthy and sustainable centre.

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Who are we?

Early Impressions Childcare is a non-profit organization that has been a part of Johnsonville area since 1974, offering childcare and support to families.

We are licensed by the Ministry of Education and have a high level of qualified teachers to child ratio, ensuring your child gets quality care and education.

Our operational documents (annual and strategic plans, policies and procedures), annual audited accounts, teacher qualifications, the Education Regulations and Licensing Criteria, licence certificate and ERO report are all available for viewing.

Our programme follows the New Zealand Early Childhood curriculum “Te Whāriki” and aims to develop all aspects of your child’s learning and development.

We see ourselves as one of the first experiences of your child’s life being away from you and offer a nurturing and safe educational environment for them to socialize and have fun!


Our Philosophy

We believe in supporting, encouraging and guiding the well-being and growth of each child’s learning journey through:

  • Manaakitanga – offering a nurturing, inclusive and empowering place filled with aroha.
  • Kaitiakitanga – respecting and care for our environment.
  • Tuakana/teina – empowering children to support each other in a mixed-age setting.
  • Ako – reciprocal teaching and learning between teachers and tamariki.
  • Whanaungatanga – encouraging shared experiences to strengthen relationships and foster a sense of belonging and responsibility in the community.

Our Valued Outcomes

Respectful relationships






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