TopKids Ngatai Road

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Sessions for 3 - 5 year olds
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TopKids Ngatai Road is a quality childcare centre in Otumoetai convenient to the Tauranga CBD. Children from Otumoetai, Matua and Pillians Point attend our centre.  We have a spacious property with a purpose-built facility buildings. Our large outdoor area features a magnificent cherry tree, which provides plenty of shade in the summer.  At TopKids Ngatai, our teaching teams are committed to ensuring that your child grows and develops in an environment that is safe and nurturing.

We have two separate rooms; TopTots and TopKids.

Our TopTots room cares for children aged from 3 months to 2 ½ years old.  We follow care routines from home to make the transition to a centre environment a smooth process for both the child and parents.  Our activities are broad and are based on children’s interests, developing needs and fun!  We work closely with our TopKids room to provide a transition programme that meets the needs of all children.

Our TopKids room is for children aged from 2 years until they leave for school. We incorporate our Be School Ready principles into our everyday experiences with the goal of supporting children in a holistic way.  We strive to provide an environment that is respectful, supportive, educational and challenging.  Our children are encouraged to be leaders in their environment by supporting others with self-help skills, settling, relationships and education.

We understand the importance of healthy food for children. We have a wonderful cook on site who recognises the need for good nutrition and exercise to help your child’s progress.

Click here to read our centre’s ERO report

Ask us about our Be School Ready initiative

What else you can expect from our childcare centre:

• Planned learning programme that extends each child’s interests
• Individual portfolios for each child
• Large play spaces
• Qualified teachers who stimulate children’s play and learning
• Healthy Heart approved nutritious meals
• Preparation in literacy and numeracy before starting primary school

Our Stories:

Visiting Otumoetai Pa Historic Reserve

Cooling down at TopKids Ngatai

Holiday fun at TopKids Ngatai

St Johns visits TopKids Ngatai Road

TopKids Ngatai Road’s Bike Day

We have a Healthy Heart Award!
For more information on the Healthy Heart Programme, click here!

Web Healthy Heart


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.


The SunSmart Centre Accreditation programme provides Cancer Society approved guidelines on how to make centres a safe place for children and the centre’s community.

Being a SunSmart accredited centre shows that our centres:

  • are committed to protecting children, staff and parents from the risks of UV radiation
  • are raising awareness about the importance of skin protection among parents and children
  • promote the centres within the community as one that is committed to the health of its children
  • have a sun protection policy that follows the Cancer Society minimum criteria
  • promote and support positive sun protection behaviours such as hat wearing
  • are developing and maintaining a sunsafe environment


Parent Feedback

“Thank you so much for all the work and time all the staff are putting into our awesome boy.  It truly means a lot to our whole family, especially my son.  For him to have such a full, interesting, fun and caring time with you all at TopKids”


“Top Kids Ngatai Road has been part of our family for 6 years since our oldest was 1. We have our 2 boys there currently and they love it! The team constantly provide a nurturing and caring environment.  As parents, seeing our children so happy, confident and comfortable when we leave is so reassuring”

 “It truly means so much to us as parents to be able to see what our son is doing at TopKids.  I love seeing his eyes light up in the morning and the big smile he has on his face when he sees his teachers waiting for him.  I’m such a proud and happy parent to see my son happy and comfortable at TopKids”.

“I have two children currently attending, my son is 4 and my daughter is just about to turn 1. My son has been enrolled since he was 10 months old and enjoys it so much he often asks if he can go on the weekend! My daughter settled in really easily when she started, mainly due to the great effort, friendliness and all round awesomeness of the staff. When exciting things happen, lots of photos are taken by  the staff and posted on Storypark. This means so much to me and my Husband as work and other commitments mean we would otherwise miss out on seeing our children take part in these activities. You truly have a great team of people working at TopKids, Ngatai Road and I really appreciate the time and effort they put in and the love they give out to my children”.