Kia Ora, Welcome to Lots of Hugs Childcare
Offering quality early learning and child care in Palmerston North.

Family-owned and professionally run, Lots of Hugs Childcare has been serving the Palmerston North community for nearly two decades.

Our childcare centres welcome children from birth to five years and are committed to providing a nurturing, creative and stimulating environment for every stage of your child’s early years. From birth, children demonstrate an enthusiasm to learn, be creative, and possess an extreme curiosity about their world. We thrive in feeding this curiosity and encouraging each child to develop their social, emotional, physical and intellectual skills to their full potential.


Choose your preferred location from our conveniently located early learning centres below.

Our philosophy

Our daycare approach to early years recognises each child as a competent, creative and curious learner. Central to our philosophy are our core values of identity, respect, social relationships, expression, inquiry and independence. Our programmes ensure each child is respected as an individual within a group and is encouraged to reach their full potential. We believe that children should develop connections and relationships with their communities and that everyone has the right to belong. We celebrate diversity and offer a home-like environment for your child to grow into a confident young learner.

Childcare Palmerston North

Why choose us?

  • Convenient locations for easy drop-offs and pick-ups. Longer opening hours
  • Nutritious meals provided by our onsite chef, with a hot lunch every day
  • Well-resource centres with stimulating and generous indoor and outdoor spaces
  • Child-centred learning experiences and regular walks into the community
  • A recognised transition to school programme
  • Loving and experienced educators
  • Competitive fee with 20-hours free for 3 to 5-year-olds. WINZ subsidies offered
  • Small, family operated business, focused on providing quality education and care
Broadway Pitt Street Ferguson Street

Our curriculum

Our holistic early childcare learning programme is guided by the Ministry of Education recommended Te Whariki framework. Early childhood learning programmes are tailored to suit the individual needs of your child by our experienced educators. Broad highlights of our programme include:

  • Recognising parents as first educators and making them an intrinsic part of everyday learning
  • Empowering children to create their own learning rituals
  • Building responsive and reciprocal relationships
  • Providing active exploration opportunities and encouraging individual cultural practices
  • Promoting age-appropriate learning and development opportunities
Day Care Palmerston North
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