A place to thrive

Your child’s holistic early childhood learning experience takes place in our natural, aesthetically stimulating, well-resourced environments. The childcare curriculum has been thoughtfully designed to give your child the perfect start to a life of learning. Visit our daycare centre and you’ll quickly see why so many Palmerston North parents choose us as their day care.

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Our play-full curriculum

Learning is built into every activity here. Children are always surrounded by a supportive environment. Whether they are eating, sleeping or playing – they will always be encouraged to follow their natural inquisitiveness, learn, and essentially, be themselves. Our centre is well-resourced to deliver our amazing curriculum.

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Childcare Pitt Street, Palmerston North

View our Education Review Office report

If you’re looking at Palmerston North childcare options, you should be looking at the centre’s Education Review Office (ERO) reports. It assesses an early childhood education establishment for its practices and programmes. Click below and read for yourself what our latest ERO report says.

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Experienced & loving educators

Our childcare educators have decades of experience between them. Their passion for their early childhood education is obvious from their actions. So, when you drop off your child in the morning, it will feel like leaving them in the care of a family member.

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Early learning centre Pitt Street, Palmerston North
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Quality childcare for less

We offer competitive childcare fees without compromising on any service or quality of childcare. 20-hour free ECE programme subsidy and other WINZ benefits are accepted in our Pitt Street, Palmerston North centre. Talk to our childcare centre manager about our special daycare offers.

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Health and nutrition programme

Healthy mind and body are the foundation for optimal development in children. We actively promote these by serving fresh, nutritious food made on-premise. Physical activity is weaved into the curriculum and children encouraged to make “wise, healthy” choices. Learn more about our health programme by visiting our centre.

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Daycare Pitt Street, Palmerston North

Stimulating environments

Our children are surrounded by an environment that encourages their creativity, energy and curiosities. We use natural materials to create environments that will keep up with every child’s play and learning curves, and not unnecessarily constrain them.

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Transition to school

We have a robust transition to school programme that prepares your little one for the next big thing in their life – primary school. The programme helps build your child’s confidence, encourages independence and social interaction, and introduces structure into their everyday learning. Everything they’ll be doing at school.

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It’s convenient

Located in the heart of Palmerston North on Pitt Street, Lots of Hugs is very handy for working parents.

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Parent Feedback

Knowing my children are happy in the environment the amazing staff have created, puts my mind at ease. I am truly thankful for the amazing staff at lots of hugs.
Both my kiddies attend this daycare and they love it! It’s peace of mind knowing they are well cared for and loved in this family type environment.
Such a warm friendly home away from home. My we girl has grown so much in a real nurturing environment. She loves playing ‘daycare’ at home


All children between the ages of 0 to 5 years are welcome.
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