Harbourside Kids

LocationAuckland North
Status Closed nowOpens at 07:30 AM tomorrow
Harbourside Kids

About us

At Harbourside Kids Childcare Centre we believe that the greatest gift we can give our children is the love of learning. When children are in an environment that is nurturing and inspiring they are instilled with a sense of belonging and they feel confident to get involved, ask questions and explore.

We provide children with opportunities to enhance their sense of themselves, work alongside others and develop a positive self worth. Each day we provide new and exciting experiences for children to explore and learn through play.

We have a team of qualified teachers who work alongside children and their families to make sure that there is continuity of care between their home and the centre. We recognise that routines are important to young children, especially babies, so we work with each baby’s home routine – knowing that this is the best way to help babies feel safe and secure.

Auckland and particularly the North Shore is very diverse and we reflect this in our team of teachers; consisting of Chinese, New Zealand, Samoan, Korean, South African and Filipino teachers. The teachers and children enjoy learning about different cultural events and participating in different festivities in the local community.

The Ministry of Education reviewed Harbourside Kids Childcare Centre in March 2015 and we received a glowing report. “Children demonstrate a good sense of well-being and belonging. Infants and toddlers receive individualised care and attention in a nurturing environment. Older children engage in imaginative and co-operative play for long periods of time.  They confidently share their ideas with teachers and other children, They have opportunities to be leaders and to support and mentor their peers.”

We are located on Esmonde Road; a convenient stop off on the way to the city and central to all areas of the North Shore. Parents are welcome to make use of our free and unlimited car park; many of our parents leave their car here for the day and catch the bus to the city.






We welcome any enquiries.


  • Childcare services for children up to 5 years old. Monday to Friday from 7:30 AM till 5:30PM


  • Childcare services for children up to 5 years old. Monday to Friday from 7:30 AM till 5:30PM

My son has been going to Harbourside Kids for almost 4 years now and I can honestly say that the centre is wonderful. I feel safe and secure, knowing that my son is well looked after and cared for. I trust all the teachers and I know that my son will learn a lot whilst in their care. He loves going to daycare and has made many friends and is very fond of the teachers. The centre has a warm family feel to it and I would recommend it to any parent looking for a centre that ticks all the boxes. There is a lot of hard work and patience that goes into looking after a child and the teachers at the centre do an amazing job!
Bronwyn (Son, 4 years old)

Our son joined Harbourside Kids at 11 months of age, and the friendly and skilled staff enabled him to settle in quickly. He has become more comfortable around other children, and over the past five months we have seen him learn new skills that we attribute solely to the teachers at Harbourside Kids. If our son has difficulties we feel confident that his needs will be met.
Kerrin and Richard (Son, 16 months)

My children are at ease and comfortable with the teachers. My son took a little while to transit to the Over 2’s as he has grown so attached to the staff in the under 2’s, however he is really enjoying it now. I have no doubt the staff will continue to support the education, growth, and development of my children throughout the years to come.
Kristen (Son, 32 months, Daughter, 19 months)