First Steps Avondale

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Open Day every Friday from 10am to 11am

Come and join us at our weekly open days! Meet our passionate teaching team and take a guided tour around our wonderful centre. Watch how your child can enjoy an environment set up to inspire exploration and discovery! Visit today to see why First Steps Avondale is the community’s choice for child care.


First Steps Avondale (formerly) Kiwicare Avondale is located in the heart of Avondale, very close to New Lynn and Avondale train stations and the Motorway which is ideal for Auckland City commuters. Our unique “home away from home” atmosphere is reflected through high quality learning, environments and relationships with families, teachers, children and the local community.  We work closely alongside families and the community to develop the best in your child.

Our focus on building Communication with Communities ensures that parents know as much about their children’s activities as they do when their child is at home.  We value all family contributions to the centre programme and encourage families to be active participants in their child’s learning and centre life.

When children leave First Steps Avondale they are confident, have healthy bodies, educated minds and successful futures. Our team are dedicated and passionate educators preparing ngā tamariki for life by ensuring they are encouraged and challenged to reach their full potential.

We are situated in two spacious bungalows which stand side by side, each with a generous outdoor area for your child to explore and learn about the natural world.

Our Infant and Toddlers house (20 Wolverton Street) offers quality care and education for your child aged three months to three years.  Our teachers and whanau have created a warm, caring atmosphere where babies and toddlers are given an opportunity to develop their individuality. Our staff are passionate about childcare and are excellent at building bonds and meeting children’s needs. We strive to maintain strong reciprocal relationships with you to ensure that your child’s routines are the same as at home.

Our Preschool house (18 Wolverton Street) offers a stimulating environment for children from three years to five years of age.  Young minds are encouraged to investigate and actively explore their environment.  Through play children are supported to take responsibility for their own learning and well-being. To prepare children and parents for the next learning journey in education we offer a transition to school ‘Be School Ready’ programme, which we incorporate into everyday practice, weaving literacy and numeracy authentically into learning.  We have regular visits to Glenavon Primary school, where the Blue House children have an opportunity to experience a new entrant class.  We also have a group of Year 8 Glenavon students visit First Steps Avondale once a term to observe and participate in our ‘Be School Ready’ initiative. This partnership helps children with a smooth transitioning process as well as builds relationships that encourage and engage children in learning within a preschool and primary setting.


Read our centre’s latest ERO report.

We have an open door policy, so come and see for yourself how your child would benefit from attending First Steps Avondale.  All enquiries are welcome, we look forward to meeting and accommodating new children, family and whanau.


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 check out photos of them and comment on their activities. Click here for more information.