About us


St Mary’s is a well-established, family-focused childcare centre in Karori, Wellington.

What makes St Mary’s childcare special

  • Small and family-focused centre
  • Educational with the Christian philosophy intertwined
  • Great teaching: Qualified, registered and experianced teachers; high teacher/child ratios and small group sizes.
  • Mixed age groups so siblings can be together
  • ‘play-based learning program supporting children’s individual learning and development.
  • Exciting play environments that encourage exploration of various curriculum areas.
  • Fabulous healthy meals (all prepared by the Centre), menus guided by the early childhood education food and beverage classification system. Individual children’s needs are catered for.
  • Easy to access — on the main road, with a car park for dropping off and collecting children
  • Caters for individual needs, including allergies and learning or physical disabilities (where possible)
  • Well-established centre — we’ve been operating since 1995  and have a great reputation in Karori

Childcare gives more information about our care, including the hours that we operate.

Curriculum has more about our approach to learning.

Read our latest Education Review Office (ERO) report on the Education Review Office website.

Our history

We are a well-established centre, formed in 1995 by St Mary’s Anglican Church in Karori as an outreach to families in the community.

More about our centre

Vision and philosophy
See if they feel right for your child.

Artwork by child at St Mary's childcare centre.

Our community
Read about how we support our families.

Child doing puzzle at St Mary's childcare centre

Our management
Meet the people who manage our centre.

Child drawing at St Mary's Early Childhood Education Centre

Read what other parents say about our centre.