At A1 Kids we aim to provide a home away from home environment 

where children learn to love to learn. We take pride in our respectful, warm and welcoming learning environment which encourages children to learn through free play. These play opportunities help children develop their imagination, creativity and develop to their fullest potential as well as enhances their emotional, physical, intellectual and social skills, in other words, their ‘holistic development’.

About A1 Kids Childcare

A1 Kids is a small privately owned childcare centre where children 2-6 years of age feel cared for and where families can feel relaxed, supported, and involved. Being a small centre, we assure your child gets the attention and care they need to develop and grow to their fullest potential. Located just minutes away from the town centre on George Street, we are open from 7.30 am to 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday and offer full as well as sessional care for all children.

What makes us special?


Free Sessions

for 2 to 6

year olds




Free pickup

and dropoff

Our Services

Full Day Care:                        Full Day Care:

For Old Toddlers             For Pre K

2-3 years old                 3-6 years old

Sessional Care - For 2-6 years old

Qualified, registered and experienced teachers who are dedicated to give your children a warm and nurturing environment for their holistic development. 

New Enrolments

Join the A1 family!

The first step to becoming a part of our family is to complete an application. Our online application can be downloaded here.

You may also contact the centre and we will happily mail you an application. Parents are always welcome to schedule a tour at our centre and fill out an application on-site. Please call 09 2378111 for more details.


“ Isaiah enjoys his time in A1, he has met a lot of new friends and always tells us about his day and what they did. The staff there are lovely, Isaiah has gotten closer to his teachers and

talks about them. Isaiah always comes back home with a smile on his face.“


- Khukhu Donaldson, Mother of Isaiah Donaldson.

Our Team

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Owner/ Centre Manager

Our team at A1 Kids is led by Ashu Pathela , Centre Owner and onsite Centre Manager. She is a qualified and registered teacher with 13 years of experience. She is very passionate about quality affordable early childhood education for all the children. She is supported by a team of three qualified and registered teachers who bring a richness of knowledge, culture and uniqueness to the centre. Our stable team have a strong relationship and connect well both professionally and personally. The long-term relationships of the staff have created a calm, harmonious and nurturing environment. The children feel secure and supported by their teachers both emotionally and within their learning journeys.

All the teachers at A1 Kids:
•    Are qualified and registered.
•    Hold current first aid certificates.
•    Have a commitment to ongoing professional development

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09 237 8111



130 George Street Tuakau 

Monday - Friday

7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

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