TopKids Lytton

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Sessions for 3 - 5 year olds
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TopKids Lytton provides quality educational childcare in a caring and supportive environment. Our childcare centre is located on the corner of Lytton and Gladstone Road in Gisborne. Open Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 5.30pm, the centre cares for children up to 5 years. Staff have warm and positive relationships with whanau/families working together to meet children’s development goals. We have available full day, morning and afternoon sessions, and offer the Government 20 ECE hours that are free for 3-5 year olds. Families value the flexible options we offer to meet their needs. Children learn about the world through play and our centres and teachers provide a nurturing, open and fun environment. Celebrating the many cultures of our children and families, we encourage whanau to join in our celebrations so we can learn and grow.


Age specific tailored spaces

The spaces at TopKids Lytton are designed with separate indoor and outdoor areas for infants, toddlers and kindergarten-age children to cater to their developing learning needs. This provides new learning opportunities for all age groups. Our families love that our teachers have expertise in their chosen age groups.


The infant teachers form close, nurturing relationships with families and we follow each child’s home routine. We create a calm and loving place for our youngest children filled with cuddles and smiles. Culture is a very important part of TopKids Lytton and we have many ways and experiences to help develop cultural identity.


Our toddlers are exposed to sensory exploration and encouraged into group play to develop social skills and independence. Our toddlers become active in the community through scheduled trips and this adds to their learning experiences.


The transition into the kindergarten rooms is carefully planned to ensure the child is developmentally ready and moves with their friend groups. The kindergarten room is an exciting place for children where their learning is developed to fulfil their potential. BestStart’s unique Be School Ready initiative prepares children individually and in groups for Primary School focusing on literacy, numeracy, socialisation and independence skills.


 Healthy Homecooked Meals

At TopKids Lytton we believe healthy bodies create healthy minds. All our meals are prepared onsite by our chef and use natural ingredients. The children bake as part of their learning and the kindergarten children enjoy holding a weekly food stall for families and friends to enjoy their beautiful baking.


Drop in to our centre to experience:

  • Spacious areas for each age group
  • Experienced teachers who love working with children
  • Cultural vision with a home away from home feel
  • Weekly kapahaka session with kaumata



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.


Read our centre’s latest ERO Report.


Our Stories


TopKids Lytton and Their 2017 Dr Seuss’s Christmas Float

Child-led learning at TopKids Lytton

TopKids Lytton’s special visitors

Baking at TopKids Lytton

TopKids Lytton – Museum trip

TopKids Lytton Kapa Haka practice