First Steps Maich

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Sessions for 3 - 5 year olds
*Conditions apply



Stay & Play every Thursday from 9.30 – 10.30am.  

Everybody Welcome!

First Steps Maich education and childcare centre is a home away from home for children who grow and learn in a multicultural setting, surrounded by passionate and dedicated staff. We are located in a quiet residential area in the heart of Manurewa, very close to the South Mall and main motorways. We cater for children from 3 months to 5 years in 4 rooms suitable for different age groups with spacious indoor and outdoor play areas.

As a team we believe parents are first teachers for their children and we strive to work in partnership with you for the best outcomes for your child. Our staff develop warm, reciprocal relationships between teachers, parents and children, ensuring children have a strong sense of security when they start their journey with us.

Our experienced teachers provide interaction in a safe, stimulating and challenging environment, providing equal learning for all, irrespective of ethnicity, gender or ability. We believe children learn through play and our staff are committed to providing a positive environment for exploration and discovery. Children are encouraged to learn alongside peers and caring adults. We provide quality care and education by building on children’s skills, strengths and dispositions.

Our unique Be School Ready initiative has been developed to ensure that children leave the centre as confident, capable learners and prepared for the next step in their education journey.


What makes our centre special?

  • Open from 6.45am to 6pm – Monday to Friday
  • Multicultural mix of staff and children
  • Spacious and upgraded outdoor play area for uninterrupted play for different age groups
  • Beautiful trees that provide natural shade to numerous play areas
  • A great Healthy Heart programme that teaches children to make right choice about nutrition
  • Free nappies for children under 2
  • Two male teachers
  • Wide variety of age appropriate play equipment and resources


We are excited to offer our families access to Storypark e-portfolios. They are a great way to keep up to date with what you 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.


Click here to read our centre’s latest ERO Report


We welcome you to come visit our centre anytime! We guarantee you will have no difficulties making a decision for the best childcare in Manurewa.


Check our centre’s latest stories and events

First Steps Maich’s Cultural Day


Nurturing Infants at First Steps Maich

First Steps Maich’s BIG Heart Day

Wellbeing’s number one at First Steps Maich

First Steps Maich learning story

A rainbow Christmas at First Steps Maich

An eventful few months at First Steps Maich

First Steps Maich celebrate Samoan Language Week

Infant and Preschool playground opening
First Steps Maich visits Manurewa Town for ANZAC day
First Steps Maich meets little friends

Ambulance Visit Excitement!

Punjabi Day at First Steps Maich

First Steps Maich’s Children Visit Butterfly Creek



Parent Feedback:

“At First Steps Maich the centre is extremely lucky to have great staff, from their manager to teachers and to the cook who provides great food. The atmosphere and vibe is amazing – my child tells me that she loves attending and she is only 3 years old.  Picking her up every evening she is always smiling and ready to tell me all about her day.”


“First Steps Maich is absolutely amazing. My sons both started there with poor language and now they speak words clearly. The staff never gave up and always push them to be the best they can be.”


“This is the best centre in Manurewa. I can trust them and know my son is safe and well looked after. Teacher’s respect you, no matter what.”


“I am so pleased I chose First Steps Maich Road for my son. I want to thank all the staff of the preschool for taking such a good care of my son for two years. The teachers have done a great job. I could not have asked for a better preschool than Maich Road Manurewa. Through the teachers he has learnt a lot.”


“I am very pleased and happy that my son attends First Steps Maich Rd. He has settled in very well and enjoys going to kindy everyday. He comes home and talks about how great his day was and what he had for lunch. He seems to be getting smarter and smarter everyday and I am delighted with his progress.”


“The staff are so friendly and they have taught my son good behaviour/ toilet training etc. If there are any problems I can just talk to any of the teachers who are there to help me and work with me and my son. I also recommended my friends to send their children here as well and they are also giving me excellent feedback about all the staff.”