Kia Ora. Welcome to TOTally Kids!

We are a creative, fun and exciting early childhood centre for children between 2 and 5 years. Happy and healthy young minds flourish in our well-equipped and warm centre in New Lynn under the loving and watchful eyes of our qualified team.

Our focused care and education programme supports not just the child who stays with us, but also the wider whanau. We value the relationships we form with the families and community; and believe that these links are imperative for your child to blossom into confident learners.

The teaching practice and programme at our centre is based on the Ministry of Education-approved early childhood education curriculum – Te Whariki – along with current research and best practice. Designed to be flexible, the programme is delivered to suit the individual interests of every child.

"We are proud to provide a happy and safe environment where learning is fun."


We offer a range of programmes at TOTally Kids to better provide opportunities for promotion of development and well-being in children.

Inherent to the boutique nature of our centre, we have mixed aged grouping approach to early learning. The unfettered play presents an opportunity for toddlers to learn from older children, undertake complex tasks and develop social skills from a young age. For the older children, they present an avenue to develop nurturing behaviour, leadership qualities and the chance to learn how to care for those around them.

Our carefully-crafted learning programme is delivered in an age-appropriate manner under the supervision of our qualified staff. As part of the programme, children are mostly free to choose what they will work on and the routines they are involved in are respectful and gentle, taking the child’s emotions and well-being into account.


(2 to 3½ year olds)
While still developing physically; social, emotional and language development is a huge focus at this age. We encourage their discovery and support ..

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Exploring Our Community

At TOTally Kids we believe it is both beneficial and great fun to allow the opportunity for children to explore our community, both locally and the wider Auckland region. We regularly arrange…

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Transition to School Programme

We run a dedicated transition to school programme as part of the pre-school programme. Based on the early childhood education curriculum, this programme has been designed..

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