First Steps New Lynn

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50% off fees for 2 months

For children under 2 years of age
*Conditions apply

ERO has rated First Steps New Lynn in the top 7% of NZ childcare centres providing positive learning outcomes for children


First Steps New Lynn is located in the heart of New Lynn, with amazing outdoor environments in both our 0-3 and preschool areas, where our tamariki can explore nature at its best.

In our 0-3 year old space, we promote a calm and relaxed environment, where children can move between our indoor and outdoor spaces.  We have a dedicated, friendly team of teachers from different cultures, who are passionate about providing the best care for your baby or toddler.

In our Preschool, we also have a multicultural team of teachers who are passionate about the learning and development of children aged 2 ½ to 5 years old.

Our team all agree that our big outdoor spaces are the best part of our centre – we have a wide variety of learning experiences provided in each outdoor space – including sandpits, climbing equipment and our newly designed mud kitchen in our Preschool.

We are in a great location, close to transport, Lynn Mall, the local medical centre and the Asian supermarket.

With a culturally diverse teaching team, we are able to help support our children for whom English is a second language, and build strong and trusting relationships with all of our families and whanau.  We really value the importance of these relationships and work closely with our families to provide the best learning environments we can.

We would love to show you around our centre – please feel free to contact us to arrange a time to visit or call in at your convenience.

We look forward to seeing you soon!


Session times available: 4 Hour Sessions (8–12 or 1–5), 6.5 hour sessions between 8.30 – 3.30 and full day sessions between 7am and 6pm. 

Contact us now for more information – as we can be flexible with these session times!


Click here to read 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 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.

Parent Feedback:

“Thank you to all of Janaia’s teachers and carers, our family appreciates everything you do with and for Janaia.  You are all amazing!!!”

“Keep up the good work. It’s truly a best start for all the kids.”

“As a big part of our son’s emotional, social and academic developments, we made the right decision to enrol him at First Step New Lynn. He was a shy boy and through the teachers nurturing and encouragement, he was able to come out of his shell and developed his social skills in a safe daycare environment. He was able to grasp the concept of taking turns and sharing. The teachers built a good foundation of him being independent and able to stand up for himself. They supported his interests. The teachers were able to capture all of those milestones through their monthly write up / story about his development and activity. The daycare supported multi-cultures in their functions and events and encouraged family to learn about other culture’s traditions and values promoting belonging. The teachers were all courteous and kind. The high level of dedication, focus and care  were beyond exceptional. We have now moved overseas but our son still remembers a lot of fond memories while he was at daycare. He can vividly recall some of those memories and he tells me all about it as if it only happened yesterday. My heart is overflowing with gratitude to the amazing team of First Step New Lynn.”

“You are like family, we spend a lot of time talking fondly about you, like favourite cousins who live far away. Zaynab is doing well at school, her first “learning conference” is tonight, and I have already heard teachers saying she is head and shoulders above the rest. That is an achievement that belongs to you completely.”

“I thought I would spend some time with my son and see how he interacts with the children and his teachers. It was exactly how I imagined. He sang and danced and the kids played inside and out and were happy to just do their own thing. The ladies were friendly and made me feel very welcome. They made me feel comfortable that my son is being well looked after”.

“My daughter is extremely happy there, loves the teachers, the other kids and everything that she gets to do there everyday. I don’t feel guilty about leaving her at the daycare because I know she is in good and capable hands and enjoying every minute of the day.”


Our stories:

Celebrating Matariki at First Steps New Lynn