Our Place

The Willows is a place of love, laughter and learning.

When you walk into The Willows and you will see that we are passionate about creating beautiful, peaceful and natural environments for our children.

Our Centre is purpose built with children in mind. We provide an extensive range of resources to assist in capturing your children’s curiosity and growing their minds.  We believe in the power of nature and are proud of the beautiful outdoor spaces that we have created at The Willows.  

Our indoor learning spaces and outdoor environments are larger than national requirements as we know that children need space to play!

Our Food…

We believe in nourishing our children inside and out. We know the importance of providing nutrient rich food and the role it plays in the overall well-being of children.

All of your child’s food is provided by the Centre. We have worked with a respected Dietician to develop a menu that is high in nutrients and low in sugar. Best of all, it has been tried and tested by the children… and they love it (even the fussiest of eaters)!  Cooked on site by our wonderful qualified chef, Megan - you can be assured that your children are nourishing their bodies perfectly for a day full of adventure and play.   

Just like family meals at home, mealtimes are a special time at The Willows.  Children are encouraged to take time to enjoy their food.  They are encouraged to serve themselves, clear their own plates, develop table manners and show appreciation and gratitude for their food. Check out a sample of our menu.

We love to share and are fully committed to helping out on the food front wherever we can. We provide recipes of some of our meals to our families so you too can be inspired to make healthy food that kids love to eat!

We also cater for a wide range of allergies, intolerances and cultural preferences.

The food is AAAAA+

- Joely

Your Place Too…

Being a parent is one of toughest and most fulfilling things we will ever do. It provides many challenges along the way.

Through years of working with children, our team, collectively, has a great deal of knowledge and experience of child development. We encourage open dialogue and healthy conversation around all keys areas of your childs development.  Whether you have questions about toileting, challenging behaviours, eating or sleeping, we are happy to listen and share ideas.

It is our aim to work with you to help your child develop into a happy, healthy, confident learner.  You can rest assured that you have made the right decision when choosing The Willows.

The moment we walked through the doors at Open Day we knew this was the daycare for us.
- Sophie & Luke

03 351 1904


248 Wairakei Road, Christchurch

© The Willows 2017

03 351 1904


248 Wairakei Road, Christchurch

© The Willows 2017