0-5 year olds welcome

Healthy & nutritious meals provided

Stimulating & safe environment

Non-profit parent-run organisation

Highest quality care & education assured

Challenging curriculum

Napier Community Childcare Centres Trust Inc.

The Napier Community Childcare Centres Trust is a self-supporting 'not-for-profit' organization made up of an elected group of volunteer parents and staff. The Trust operates both City Children's Centre, 52 Vautier Street, Napier and Port Ahuriri Children's Centre, 26 Campbell Street, Ahuriri, Napier.

Mission statement

The Napier Community Childcare Centres Trust will serve the community by providing high quality education and care within an open, safe, supportive environment.

Regulatory requirements

Both Port and City centres hold a licence for 50 children at each centre. Both centres were re-licensed in 2012 and fully met the re-licensing criteria in relation to the Ministry of Education (Early Childhood Centre) Regulations 1998.

Centre programme

Our Centre programme is based on the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whaariki. This curriculum is founded on the following aspirations for children:
To grow up as competent and confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society.


Both of our Centres operate three individual rooms- Nursery for 0-2 year olds, Toddler for 2 year olds, Kindy for 3-5 year olds. At Port, these rooms have separate indoor and out door areas. At City, there are separate indoor rooms for each area, and an outdoor area for the Nursery. The Toddler and Kindy children share a large outdoor area.

Meal times

No requirement to bring lunchboxes to our centres - we provide meals so you don't have to and at no extra cost!
Angela (City Chef) and Carol (Port Chef) are responsible for creating delicious, nutritious cooked lunches and yummy morning and afternoon teas on a daily basis. For a sample menu, please view our Port News and City News pages.


It is Trust policy to offer Quality Care and Education. This includes the employment of suitably qualified staff and quality care, teacher/child ratios. We only employ teachers who are qualified with Diploma of Teaching ECE or are in training towards their Diploma of Teaching ECE. Staff members hold current First Aid Certificates. First and foremost staff work in partnership with parents, if there are matters you would like to discuss, please contact your child's teacher, or arrange an appointment with the Supervisor.
We aim to maintain the following ratios:
Birth - 2 years... 1 teacher to 3 children
2 years - 3 years...1 teacher to 6 children
3 years - 5 years...1 teacher to 8 children

Fee structure

(as at 3 December 2014)
1 day - $ 53.00
2 day - $106.00
3 days - $159.00
5 days - $212.00
5 days - $235.00

Late Fee: If your child is collected after 5.30pm then a late fee of $5 per minute will be charged.

Sibling Discount: A discount of 10% on the combined fee applies where there are two or more siblings attending the Centre.

Free ECE: As of 2 July 2007, we opted into the Government's "Free ECE" Scheme for 3 and 4 year old's. Please contact the Centre Administrators for further information.

Healthy Heart Award

Healthy Heart awardWe have been allocated this award which is an innovative new programme for early childhood centres that encourages and rewards early childhood teachers for promoting healthy food and physical activity to the under fives and their families.

Port Ahuriri Children's Centre
Port Ahuriri Children's Centre

Port Ahuriri Kindy Outdoor Area
Port Ahuriri Kindy Outdoor Area

Port Ahuriri Kindy Outdoor Area
Port Ahuriri Kindy Outdoor Area

City Children's Centre
City Children's Centre

City Over 2's Outdoor Area
City Over 2's Outdoor Area

City Over 2's Outdoor Area
City Over 2's Outdoor Area