TopKids Porchester Road

Click for more images

Free sessions

For 3 - 5 year olds
*Conditions apply


Open Day every Mondays from 9.30am to 11.30am

All welcome! It’s a great opportunity to meet our teachers and get a guided tour of our wonderful centre.

TopKids Porchester Road in Takanini is a purpose-built childcare centre in Takanini. Close to Alfriston College, the Gardens and the Takanini and Manurewa on-ramps.  Our centre hides a secret! We look small from the road but inside offer six attractive, well-resourced rooms. Six rooms means that our group sizes and ratios are small. This allows for individual routines and personalised learning opportunities. Our infants have a well-designed and resourced play area just for them and our over 2’s have a large split- level playground.

With a range of times, including full day and half day options for children from 3 months to 6 years of age, we can find an option that will suit your needs.  We offer 20 hours free for 3-5 year olds. We also provide quality and nutritious meals for the children.

Within the centre you will find a strong, culturally diverse, caring team. We’re dedicated to helping your child reach their full potential. We plan individually for your child ensuring their emotional, physical and educational needs are met on a daily basis.

Our qualified and experienced teachers aim to:

  • Provide an environment which is safe, stimulating and supports independence
  • Support your child to grow into a confident, competent individual
  • Help your child to develop social skills and build self-esteem.
  • Inspire a life-long love of learning

At TopKids Porchester our vision is to work in partnership with you and your whanau and we really value whanau and parent involvement in centre life.

We use Storypark to document children’s learning. Through this online portfolio every child, their parents and extended family are encouraged to share and contribute to the learning.

Our Be School Ready initiative starts from the Infants room and supports your child as they grow and develop. It ensures that they are fully prepared for the next stage of their learning journey. Dedicated teachers support children in creative and critical thought processes all day. Teachers provide purposeful experiences that introduce children to early concepts of maths, science, art, reading and other curriculum areas. When children are interested in something, they engross themselves in it. A skilled early childhood teacher will take that fascination and build on it.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family/whanau into our community. Please feel free to call us or drop in for a visit.


Click below to read about our latest stories


TopKids Porchester Roads Special Gift

TopKids Porchester’s Police visit


Diwali at Topkids Porchester!

TopKids Porchestor’s mini supermarket experience


To view our ERO review, click below:

TopKids Porchester 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 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:

“The teachers at TopKids Porchester are all so lovely, polite  and really win the hearts of all the children”.

“Absolutely an awesome place for children to learn, interact with other children and prepare for school”.

“My son loves going to TopKids Porchester and the food is fantastic. I am one very happy mumma – I wish my children would never get older and have to leave”.

“We are a huge advocate for TopKids Porchester, we highly recommend them to our friends and family”.

“When my two girls started at TopKids Porchester I noticed a big difference in both of them. My eldest daughter comes home and talks about her day. I can say that the centre has exceeded my expectations – they are doing so well and have grown very quickly. The staff are very helpful and informative when I ask questions about their day. It is awesome to see all the staff working and helping each other out. Thanks TopKids Porchester and everyone who has made my girls’ life interesting and fun”.

“I would like to say that this centre is one of the best I have found. My kids have really settled in and they really like going to school. The staff are really supportive and they did whatever they could to make my kids settle into the centre. The picking up and dropping off service is also such a relief to the parents. Whatever service this centre provides, is the best and I am one satisfied parent”.