Our Story

After two years of careful planning our beautiful early childhood education centre is planned for opening in October 2021.

We are excited to join the welcoming and supportive environment of Greenhithe. We’ve taken special care to fit into the well-established community.  With Greenhithe Primary School opposite, whanau and friends can conveniently farewell tamariki for a day of care, music, arts, language and positive learning experiences.

We encourage your young ones to embrace Miniland as an extension to their home.  In our warm, inviting centre children are respected and nurtured with open spaces and safe, natural surroundings.  Architecturally, our natural, warm materials are in harmony with the local environment.

Miniland offers the same philosophies and principles as the renowned Minimee ECE (Established 2012) for which we are so well respected. Minimee was co-founded and is jointly owned by one of our Miniland owners.

Our mission is to continue providing an enhanced quality educational and childcare programme to ensure your children feel secure and happy throughout their adventure with us and take with them a love of learning.

As for the owners, we’re Lesley and Wendy, lifelong friends.  Our professional relationship began before our own children were born back in the mid-eighties, we have educational backgrounds in New Zealand and overseas, attending AUT for the Bachelor of Education (ECE) and many years of business management.  We look forward to welcoming your whanau to our community at Miniland.

– Lesley and Wendy

“Children need the freedom to appreciate the infinite resources of their hands, their eyes and their ears, the resources of forms, materials, sounds and colours.”

– Loris Malaguzzi