Day care centres are highly prolific for infants in Auckland region and Kidspot.co.nz or http://www.childcareonline.co.nz/ have online searches that will help you find centres close to where you live.
Listed below are some of the larger and more well known providers:
|Lollipops Educare||http://www.lollipopseducare.co.nz/||Licensed day care provider with 24 centres in the Auckland region. Has a capacity for up to 50 children aged from 0 to 5 years. Fees tend to vary by centre and the age of the child.|
|Bear Park||http://www.bearpark.co.nz/||Day care based on the Reggio Philosophy of relationship-centred childcare. Centres emphasize on-going involvement with parents. 10 locations in the Auckland region serving children from 3 months to 5 years. Fees vary by centre and age of child, but range from $200-$400 per week.|
|Kindercare||http://www.kindercare.co.nz/||21 centres in the Auckland region for children aged from 3 to 6 years. Offers transition to school education and learning opportunities.|
|Apple Tree||http://www.apple-tree.co.nz/||2 centres on the North Shore. Preschool Childcare Education in Glenfield, Auckland offering stimulation and fun in a loving environment from birth to five. From $150 to $270 per week.|
Since many affluent Auckland mothers and mothers with very young children work, nannies are a fairly popular option – although live-out nannies are far more common than their live-in counterparts. Live-out nannies typically earn $15 to $20 per hour. Live-in nannies earn $380 to $450 per week. The best way to find a qualified, licensed nanny is through a professional service such as one of the following: