TopKids Manuroa Road

Manuroa - kitchen play
Manuroa - slide
Manuroa - baby in hoodie
Manuroa - sandpit
Manuroa - play house
Manuroa - coloured blocks
Manuroa - reading
Manuroa - train
Manuroa - Frozen top
Manuroa - Batman
Manuroa - balancing
Manuroa - baking
Manuroa - painting
Manuroa - wollen hat baby
TopKids Manuroa is located in Takanini just off the motorway and is convenient to the train station. We welcome children aged 3 months to 5 years old and offer a range of childcare options to best meet the needs of your family. Our complex consists of three purpose-built, quality childcare centres that are set within a beautiful natural environment. Parents and whānau play a key role in everything we do. Authentic partnerships with you enable our teachers to support what is important for your child’s learning.

Nursery - We offer a spacious indoor and natural outdoor environment for our Pepe. This enables your child to explore different sensory experiences and supports their physical development. We offer a 1:4 ratio with small group sizes of up to 12 babies.  Our nursery teachers are passionate about caring for infants and have a natural affinity for babies. When we develop our programme we seek input from you so we can align our care to that of home

Toddler - To meet the needs of toddlers we have spacious indoor and natural outdoor environments specifically designed for their age and stage of development. There are opportunities for your toddler to have quiet individual play spaces for solitary play as well as open spaces for group learning. We offer a 1:8 ratio.

Our teachers will support your child to listen to others and to communicate their own ideas. Teachers support children to be independent and take responsibility for decision making. Educators provide a range of exciting activities and resources to entice children’s imagination and discovery. Our teachers build warm and responsive attachments with children.

Pre-school - We offer a programme and environment organised in such a way that your child can initiate problem solving activities, develop their curiosity and learn through their interests.  Our teachers are aware of the skills and capabilities that your child needs in order to have a successful transition to school. Teachers promote self- help and self- care skills. Children who have mastered these skills are then ready for more formal learning.

Meals - We serve hot meals formulated to meet the nutritional needs of growing children. Snacks include fresh fruit and vegetables served with milk or water. 

Settling visits - When you enrol your child we encourage settling visits.  These visits can be with Mum, Dad, or whānau. We want to make this transition an enjoyable experience for you and your child.

kind words from our parents


The nursery is a caring, safe and nurturing environment for my baby. The teachers have made my return to work easier, knowing my children are genuinely looked after. Verity has thrived!


The nursery is a lovely warm place , they have welcomed my three girls and they have been really happy. I feel confident that they are looked after as they are always happy when I pick them up. Madelene who I just enrolled into the nursery is learning so much.


My Daughter has recently joined the centre and she has settled in so well. She has picked up new learning and adjusted really well. The teachers have been so wonderful with my daughters transition. She is very settled.


The staff at TopKids are doing an amazing Job. We are very grateful to have lovely teachers looking after our child and I don’t know what we would do without TopKids Manuroa.


The senior room is an awesome space for growing kids. The teachers are genuinely interested in the children’s growth and development. They are supportive and offer room for individual personalities to thrive.


In my opinion as parents at Topkids Manuroa the staff are doing excellent work. Our daughter has been here for only 4 months and yet she has learned to speak English so fast and all the credit goes to the pre-school room.


Parent Evening

At our recent parent evening at TopKids Manuroa Road the teachers and families enjoyed a lovely  meal of fish and chips and one of our favourite vegetarian dishes together. Afterwards there was an opportunity for parents to write their child’s whaka

TopKids Manuroa learn about Waitangi Day

At TopKids Manuroa we marked the importance of Waitangi Day in Matai Senior room. During our mat time we talked about what Waitangi Day is all about. Children also told us what they thought about Waitangi Day. For the tamariki, it is a day when our centre

Community connections

TopKids Manuroa went to visit Lady Elizabeth Hospital and Rest Home at Christmas time. For the elderly residents, interacting with the children was a jolt back to the world of childhood. Giggles and the pitter-patter of littl...