TopKids Pacey Ave

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TopKids Pacey Ave  is a beautifully presented childcare centre with a team of teachers who are committed to providing a home-like atmosphere for our tamariki. We have an onsite cook who prepares nutritious and healthy meals for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Our Infants and Toddlers

The environment here is designed to stimulate and challenge the needs of infants and toddlers. Each child’s individual routine is followed throughout the day and children are encouraged to develop through their own natural movement, with open ended, natural resources to explore. With a large outdoor environment complete with appropriate climbing equipment and sandpit, our infant and toddler environment is the perfect place for your child to grow and play.

Our Preschool

Our preschool environment is designed with moving, busy children in mind and makes you want to explore. Young children’s inquiring minds are challenged and fostered through open ended resources and play spaces. Our large outdoor environment provides lots of opportunities for children to challenge themselves with climbing equipment, monkey bars, swings and more!

Our Philosophy

Our centre whakatauki/philosophy is “Mā te ahurei o te tamaiti ngā mahi e ārahi – Let the uniqueness of the child guide our work” which means accommodating the needs of individual children and their families.  Parents/family/whānau are extremely important to us and we nurture these with support, and encourage you to share your aspirations for your child.  Individual cultural identity is hugely significant in our centre and working closely together with whānau allows us to discover and understand each family’s unique whakapapa.

TopKids Pacey Ave also offers:

  • Opportunities for exploration of our local community with the Hub park at the back of our centre, and close proximity to the CBD, surrounding schools and the local park.
  • Natural, open ended resources to encourage children’s developing imagination and creativity.
  • Delicious, nutritious, meals cooked onsite – with a great menu that caters for all food preferences, allergies and intolerances.
  • Large outdoor environments that provide challenges and opportunities for exploration for children of all ages.
  • Whanau groups for children under the age of 2 – following children’s individual routines and cues.
  • Individual portfolios and e-portfolios documenting your child’s interests, learning, milestones and experiences during their time here at TopKids Pacey Ave.
  • An environment that fosters and encourages parent involvement.

Our unique Be School Ready initiative has been developed to ensure that children leave the centre as confident, capable learners.

We would love to show you around our wonderful centre, so please feel free to call in any time for a tour, or contact us today to schedule a visit time that suits you.

Click here to read our centre’s latest ERO Report.

Read about our centre’s news and events:

Special Wacky Hair Day At TopKids Pacey

TopKids Pacey’s Wall Of Rememberance

Super Heroes for Starship at TopKids Pacey

TopKids Pacey Christmas celebrations

Planting seeds at TopKids Pacey

TopKids Pacey’s toddlers animal interest

Alfesco lunch at TopKids Pacey Ave

TopKids Pacey colour run

Raksha Bandhan at TopKids Pacey



TopKids Pacey Ave – Whacky Hair Day

TopKids Pacey Rocks!

TopKids Pacey’s trip to Mount Taranaki
TopKids Pacey’s Red Nose Day celebration!

TopKids Pacey help the community

AmeriCARna comes to TopKids Pacey



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.   

Parent Feedback

“When my daughter was almost three I started looking at different day care centres for her to go to.  TopKids Pacey Ave was definitely my choice by far.”

“My daughter and I walked in and we were welcomed by [one of the teachers].  She had a great big smile on her face and asked me if I would like a cuppa before she showed us around.”

“We were both terrified at first of letting our baby boy go in his first step to becoming ‘independent,’ but you have been terrific in comforting us and reassuring us in our decision.  Your kindness and genuine interest in not just [our son’s] life but ours as a family has made dropping him off there in the morning a positive experience.”

“We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts and hope you continue to strive to be the best you can be in your work.  Without your help I don’t know what we would’ve done or how our son would have developed as well as he has under your supervision.”