Early Learning in Wellington Central

74 Webb Street, Te Aro, Wellington

We've opened a brand new early learning centre on Webb Street, Wellington Central. Light, airy and spacious, Wellington Central is a stimulating purpose-built environment where your child will thrive. We provide fun learning activities to support your child in their development.

Conveniently located near Cuba Street and the Wellington CBD, we invite you to come visit and meet our passionate team of caring teachers.

Email: info@barnardos.org.nz
Centre number:
04 381 2302
Mobile number:
027 201 8103 (Aimee, Head Teacher)

Download the Wellington Central brochure (PDF, 4.22MB)

7.00am - 6.30pm

Extended hours to give your family flexibility

0-5 Years

Purpose-built for Kiwi kids from baby to school

All inclusive fees

Fees include food, nappies, excursions & more

Nutritious meals

Healthy breakfast, lunch & snacks made fresh every day

Large outdoors

Spacious, secure & fun outdoor environment

40+ yrs experience

Experts in early learning & childcare

About Us

Why choose Barnardos?

Barnardos is a leading expert in early learning and childcare doing more for Kiwi kids for 40 years. Powered by our past and purpose-built for today, we support children, families, whānau and communities by delivering a range of services tailored to meet their needs.  

We’re proudly not for profit, this means everything we earn goes back into supporting children, their family and community.

We are guided by the Ministry of Education’s early childhood curriculum framework, Te Whāriki. It is vital for our teachers to provide your child with the best quality education and care. Each centre is supported by a national support team of experts who have a strong focus on professional development backed by up to date research.


About our centre

We understand your child’s well-being is your number one priority so we want to help make things easy for you by taking the hassle out of your day.

  • Extended hours (open from 7:00am – 6:30 pm)
  • Nutritious meals including breakfast, lunch and snacks
  • All inclusive daily fees (includes meals, nappies, local excursions and more)
  • Storage for prams and other items
  • Storypark – an online communication tool
  • Easy communication options, including SMS to notify us of absences or sickness.


Engaging environment

A happy and nurturing environment is important for you and your child when looking for childcare. The spacious and light indoor and outdoor environment will inspire, stimulate and empower your child to learn in their own unique way. This centre is located on the ground floor to ensure safety and security. 

Connecting with the community and outdoors

To build a strong connection with the local community we go on regular excursions, day trips and explore the wonderful surroundings we’re so lucky to have right on our doorstep. We visit Te Papa Museum, Central Park, Wellington City Library, Cuba Street and other exciting places.

Healthy goodness

A child’s early years is when they develop habits and attitudes towards food and eating. We strive to provide a healthy food environment by providing nutritious and delicious meals and snacks to support your child’s development and encourage them in learning how to keep healthy.

We provide:

  • breakfast
  • morning snack
  • lunch
  • afternoon snack
  • late snack.

Download a sample menu (PDF)


Staff who nurture and inspire

Our qualified and experienced teachers are committed to caring for and nurturing your child to support their physical, intellectual, social and emotional development. 



We’re here to take the hassle out of your day so we’ve made our pricing all inclusive – this means breakfast, lunch and snacks, nappies, nappy cream, sunscreen and some local excursions are all included in the below pricing.

Children 0 – 2 years

Daily rate: $80.00
Weekly rate (5 days): $360.00

Children 2 – 5 years

Daily rate: $70.00
Weekly rate: (5 days): $330.00

Note: Once your child turns 3 they will be eligible for 20 Hours ECE subsidy.

Children 3 – 5 years (20 Hours ECE)

1 Day: $35.00
2 Days: $70.00
3 Days: $105.00
4 Days: $165.00
5 Days: $240.00

Download the full Fees Policy (PDF 47kb)

Updates on your child

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Parents are a vital part of our team and we know that building a trusting and supportive relationship with you through communication is what makes a real difference. We work hard to develop and support a strong relationship with your child, you and your whānau.

We use Storypark to communicate your child’s learning journey to you in real-time. Storypark is a secure online platform that allows teachers and family to create a private learning community. Storypark allows us to share learning stories, photos and videos and provide feedback and updates on your child’s learning and development as it happens.

Our values

Relationships are the foundation for learning.
The relationships we have with each child, their family and community are built with love and respect (aroha). We know that a child’s learning is enhanced when they have a strong sense of belonging.

Support and empowerment for children, parents, families and communities.
We are here to empower you as a parent. We partner with your family to achieve the best for your child.  We respect that you know your child best. Through collaboration and understanding, we create a welcoming environment that best supports your child’s individual needs.

Each environment reflects and respects each unique community.
Designed for Kiwi kids – we know learning occurs through experiences: indoor, outdoors and the wider community. We make sure each Barnardos learning service reflects and respects each unique community.

Every moment is a learning experience.
Children are born curious and want to investigate the world around them. Children learn from their experiences – through interaction with adults and children, through play, through observation, and self-discovery.  We recognise the rich gifts and experiences that each child brings with them. Te Whāriki (NZ early childhood curriculum) empowers our teachers to recognise children’s ability to be active participants in their own learning. We allow your child’s potential to unfold.

Respecting and nurturing NZs unique bi-cultural heritage.
Promoting Te Reo and Tikanga Māori (being the kaitiaki of the waiata and stories of our places) your child will experience languages, music, art and stories of our cultures of Aotearoa.

Transition to school is critical but only part of the journey.
We support your child as they discover the skills and strategies that support them as competent, confident learners for life and continue their learning journey from early childhood education into school. 

Register your interest

To register your interest please fill out an expression of interest form or email us and we'll be in touch with you soon. 

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Outdoor Play Area and Garden

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Under 2's Room - Main Indoor area

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Covered play area and sandpit

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Over 2's room - Main indoor area