Early Years Pharazyn Street

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Early Years Pharazyn Street is conveniently situated across from the Melling Railway Station, with quick access to SH2, so is easily accessible to families commuting to or from Wellington City.

Our Vision

“Where children make discoveries through investigating alongside teachers, whānau and their community.”

Investigating alongside teachers

Our team of passionate, fun teachers bring a wealth of experience in early childhood education and care. We believe the environment plays a big part in influencing children’s learning and adapt it to support their learning journeys. Our day is flexible yet consistent allowing your child to make independent decisions and choices while still offering plenty of stability.


We pride ourselves on being a family and creating a home-like environment where children are welcomed and respected. We value parents and family as the first teachers of their children so we work in partnership with you to give the best childcare and education possible.


We embrace our local community and use it to extend our children’s learning, with meaningful outings into the natural environment and our neighbouring businesses. We support the wider community, with activities such as having an annual bake sale on Daffodil Day to raise money for the Cancer Society. We celebrate many cultural events, significant to our community. Parent evenings are always fun especially when the children perform!

Our Centre

We have a lovely small area (Waka Huia – Treasure Box) for our young babies where they are nurtured and supported in a safe calm environment – catering to their individual routines.

Our Toddlers area  (Whakapuāwai – Blossoming, Flourish and Thrive) entices fun filled exploration to satisfy the natural curiosity and wonder of a toddler whilst still following their individual routines.

Somewhere between 2.5 and 3 years our children graduate through to the Young Children’s room (Tamariki Māia – Bold, Brave and Capable children). A group of children never any bigger than 29 is encouraged to love learning and empowered to become confident active investigators.

At Early Years Pharazyn we provide nutritious meals that follow the Healthy Heart guidelines and can be tailored to accommodate for allergies.

If you are looking for quality baby care or preschool education in an environment designed for children, we would love to have you visit our centre and see how we can support you and your child.

Ask about our unique Be School Ready initiative

Check out our centre’s latest stories and events:

Early Years Pharazyn says goodbye to Ganz Mavag

View our centre’s latest ERO Report


We are excited to offer our families access to Storypark e-portfolios. They are a great way to keep up to date with what your child is doing while at the centre. You can log in to the secure platform wherever you are in the world to see what’s been happening in their day, check out photos of them and comment on their activities. Click here for more information about this fantastic resource.

Parent Feedback:

We would like to thank you for the last few years of looking after us at your centre, not only did our son grow and flourish there, but Rob and I also grew as parents and a lot of that was with the support you provided for us. We are very lucky to have picked a responsible centre to have our son spend the first years of his life, learning how to deal with the challenges and triumphs, where no question was ever unanswered or too hard, our families trust in your staff is reflected in our niece changing her daycare to attend Pharazyn Street. We would not hesitate to refer Early Years Pharazyn Street to our friends and families, our experience there has been a very happy one, honest and open communications with Lorraine and the teachers, and Leonie has been awesome with administration questions, always prompt with her replies. It’s been a special time for us, having our first child and having our first daycare experience, you have made it a smooth transition for all us. All the best for the future, and we will see you again soon.”

“Our children’s’ time at the centre definitely set them in good stead for their start at school, and  they left an environment that they really miss”.

“Early Years Pharazyn St has a nurturing, fun and engaging learning environment. Our children’s interests have been supported and encouraged while being introduced to new learning opportunities. The teachers are caring, and form close and trustworthy relationships with the kids.” 

“I initially chose Pharazyn Street by going with my gut, no ERO Reports, no word of mouth; it ‘felt’ right when I walked in. Lorraine’s Management skills are evident as under her leadership and guidance the centre has been soaring. The staff are always striving to give the children more, more trips, more learning resources, more experiences, more fun, replace the word “more” with “better” and the sentence still rings true. The learning and support is nurturing, challenging, thoughtful and insightful. The communication is open, regular and easy. The administration is flawless. To say I have been and am impressed would be an understatement. To know you are leaving your babies with staff who have bothered to get to know, understand and like them and then to see your children know, understand and love those staff back is all that you could ask for in an early childhood provider”.

“We’re over the moon by how you’ve welcomed our daughter and encouraged her interests and development as well as challenging her with new things. You’ve got a great team and a wonderful set-up. It’s a great fit for our whanau.”

“We feel very blessed to have had the Early Years Pharazyn Street team as part of our family for the past 7 years. Our two boys have loved their time at Pharazyn St. They have confidence in their abilities, are socially confident and entered school well equipped to continue their learning journey.”

“To the team at Early Years Pharazyn – thank you. Each and every one of you does an amazing job every day. You love our children like they’re your own. You are patient, caring and consistent with our kids regardless of how tyrannical they’re being! You’re amazing people that enable families to go to work with confidence each day knowing our kids are receiving rich, meaningful care.”

“After visiting many childcare centres four years ago we found Pharazyn Street and we’re so glad we did! The minute we walked in we just knew it was the right place with it’s homely vibe. Both our daughters have thrived in the care provided at this family focused centre. It’s with much sadness that we say goodbye as our youngest starts school next week. Thanks to each and every one of the teachers for the fantastic early learning experience you have given Eva and Matilda”. – Michelle and Irwin