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Kids Count

Kia ora!

Welcome to Kids Count, a Kiwi-Owned family of childcare centres in Auckland and Wellington.


Welcome to Kids Count!

We’re a Kiwi-owned family of childcare centres established to ensure every child can reach their potential, no matter what their family circumstances. Education is critical to future happiness and success. It starts in the home and is supported by children attending a preschool centre. We understand that it’s not always easy to ensure your child is able to attend preschool, so we have made it as easy for you as possible.

About Us

Kids Count was founded in 2009 by Mary McLeod. 

Mary wanted to create a program that removed barriers so ALL CHILDREN could get a great start in life. Now with six centres, Kids Count continues to expand the benefits of an early childhood education to all our children and their whanau.

Our Values

Kids Count Values guide our behaviour as an organisation and determine how we make decisions. The values are what we promise to every parent whom entrusts Kids Count with providing a nurturing, safe environment for their children to learn and thrive.

Collectively we know how important the work we do is, every day has the potential in having a lasting influence in a child’s life. It has been shown that the effect of a quality early childhood education can have lifelong effects, such as reduced health issues, more likely to be in meaningful work, and meaningful relationships.


“Every child has the right to reach their potential”

We provide a free transport service (for those that need it) to ensure our services are accessible.

We keep our fees low to ensure our services are affordable.

We provide free food, so children have full tummies and are free from hungry worries.

We hold ourselves personally accountable to delivering on our promises.

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Every Child Matters

Every Child Matters

“Every child has the right to reach their potential”

As all parents know, young children thinks the world revolves around them and for a short time in their young lives we can ensure they are the key focus of all our efforts.

We will always put the needs of the children first and we advocate for the children’s needs.

We have a Transition to School program for children aged 4+ to ensure their first steps into big school are successful.

Big Heart

“Every child has the right to reach their potential”

Every child is an individual with their own personality, own abilities and own wonder at what every day will present them with.

We will nuture, safeguard, push boundaries, engender confidence in themselves and in others to allow each and every child to move towards their potential.

Children will experience and learn empathy, compassion and to be courageous.

Our family support services also extends to those families who would benefit from additional support and advocacy.

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Kids Count Centres

Hard Working

“Every child has the right to reach their potential”

Every parent knows caring for young children is demanding, so imagine caring for 10 toddlers or 5 babies, it’s hard work!!  But so very meaningful and critical work.

We get to see children grow in confidence, in ability, in empathy, see their personalities emerge and the person they will become begin to take shape.

It takes teamwork, diligence, selfishness and a genuine care of children to succeed as an early childhood teacher.  A big effort for a huge reward.

Our Current Centres

Kelvin Road Centre

Kelvin Road

09 295 0008

22 Kelvin Road, Papakura

Ages: 0 - 5 years

Lenore Road Centre

Lenore Road

09 275 1149

46 Lenore Road, Favona

Ages: 0 - 5 years

Marne Road Centre

Marne Road

09 295 0090​​

69 Marne Road, Papakura

Ages: 0 - 5 years

Tawa-The Griffin School Kids COunt

Tawa-The Griffin School

04 232 0920

9 Matai Street, Tawa, Wellington

Ages: 0 - 5 years

Pukekohe Centre


09 238 6640

25 Puriri Road, Pukekohe

Ages: 0 - 5 years

Weymouth Centre


09 269 0399

512 Weymouth Road, Weymouth

Ages: 2 - 5 years

Contact Us

All our centres are fully licensed and have limited spaces available. For more information or to arrange a visit, give one of them a call today.

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