Back 2 Basics is a family owned and operated centre.

We are licensed for up to 75 children including 12 under 2's.


Our centre has been purpose built to create an open plan environment for fun, education, fresh air and natural outdoor exploration which we believe are all very important elements in the healthy development of our children.

Our centre is made up of 3 different buildings. We have our main centre which has  areas for  both our under 2 and over 2 children. Then we have our separate room 2 which has been designed for our older children who are starting to transition to school, then we also have a resource shed which has a meeting room built in for our staff and community groups to use. 


The staff at Back 2 Basics share a vision and a commitment to provide a safe and caring environment for your child,  where we will endeavour to foster their social and emotional competence. 


The New Zealand Curriculum, Te Whariki interweaves empowerment, holistic development, family and community and relationships. Our programme is built on this framework and includes the strands of well-being, belonging, contribution, communication and exploration. We believe our programme empowers children to learn according to their individual needs and interests by actively exploring their environment.

The Treaty of Waitangi is embedded in our practice, Tikanga and Te Reo are woven into our day. We provide an inclusive environment where families feel they have a place and all voices are heard irrespective of race, gender, culture, language, religion, ability or special needs.

Staff understand the need for  nutritional food and active movement — these are part of our everyday program.

We work closely with your family, outside specialists, local schools and the local community to ensure the best care and  education for your child.