TopKids Welcome Bay

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Sessions for 3 - 5 year olds
*Conditions apply

Kia ora, welcome to TopKids Welcome Bay

“ko te ahurei o te tamaiti arohia o tatou mahi”

“Let the uniqueness of the child guide our work”

Our Place

TopKids Welcome Bay, part of the BestStart family is a purpose built centre situated on the main road of Welcome Bay. We are surrounded with native bush and a beautiful estuary where we can observe nature from our playgrounds.

Our childcare has close relationships with our three local schools Welcome Bay School, Selwyn Ridge School and Maungatapu School.

About us

Our centre caters for 50 children with 38 over two year olds and 12 under two year olds. In our two spacious areas, we are able to provide learning environments tailored to your child’s stage of development.  Our two rooms have resources aimed at the particular stage of development and current interest with professional teachers who plan for each individual child’s learning using the New Zealand Early childhood curriculum Te Whāriki

Our knowledgeable teachers can tell you not only what learning is taking place but also why we are doing it.  You will find play with a purpose.  Our passionate teachers work closely with whanau to support and map out children’s development and progress.

At TopKids Welcome Bay we are an enriching, innovative and inspiring centre that captures the essence of all tamariki and their whanau. Tamariki experience opportunities that foster a solid foundation for building life skills as 21st century learners.

Koru Room

Our Koru room, symbolising new life, growth, strength and peace, it is a warm and friendly environment where our nurturing professional teachers follow your child’s individual needs and routines.  We cater for children ranging in ages from 0-2.5

Pohutukawa Room

Our Pohutukawa room, symbolising the magnificent tree, known for its spreading shape and beauty, caters for children ranging in ages from 2.5-5. Our friendly, qualified teachers provide rich, learning experiences to support each child’s development.  Children are given the opportunity to explore and grow through play.  Our enthusiastic teachers support and encourage children to develop their love of learning, through engaging children in a literacy and sensory rich environment.  Children are encouraged to learn and play alongside each other developing positive social skills.  We encourage children to feel confident on their learning journey leaving us as confident and competent lifelong learners through our unique Be School Ready initiative.

What makes us unique?

We have a strong bi-cultural practice, healthy nutritious meals made on site, low staff turnover and our passionate teachers care for tamariki with love, care and harmony.

We would love for you to come and visit our centre and meet our dedicated team of teachers.



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.

What else you can expect from our childcare centre:

• A planned programme reflects children’s current interests
• Nutritious meals prepared on site each day
• Friendly and approachable staff
• Individual portfolios for each child
• Quality teacher ratios of 1:4 for under two’s and 1:8 for over two’s
• Affordable rates, 20 ECE hours programme

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

Click below to read our centre’s latest stories:

TopKids Welcome Bay Toddler Trip To The Library

Challenging ourselves at TopKids Welcome Bay

Mural at TopKids Welcome Bay

Cedar Manor visit TopKids Welcome Bay

Tupuna Day at TopKids Welcome Bay

TopKids Welcome Bay – Celebrations

TopKids Welcome Bay’s brand new playground


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:

“I would like to thank you and your team for your sincere and warm welcome. I enjoyed my visit and felt inspired by the continued growth and opportunities for children in your community. Keep working hard, advocate for children and enjoy coming to work every day, you are making a difference for children”  Jude

“We rave on about the way TopKids Welcome Bay has looked after Joshua and we’d be more than happy to write a testimonial or any other comments that you might want to use for promotional or marketing purposes”

“While it is with excitement that we lookahead to the next chapter with Joshua at school, we will always have many fond memories of our TopKids experience and will miss not seeing you all every day.” David Jacinta and Joshua

“Token of our appreciation for what you have done for Summer going beyond what was required of you, please know that we appreciate and respect you for it we won’t ever forget” Robb and Jayde.