Welcome to Meadowood Community Creche

Since it's conception in 1998, Meadowood Community Creche has been providing quality early childcare and education and has been an integral part of many families in the surrounding community.  Meadowood is a non-profit community licensed creche that aims to support children's learning and provide a welcoming environment for parents/whanau and children.


Our long serving centre manager 'Valma Wills' has been with us right from the beginning and continues to bring valued change and progressive learning in line with Te Whaariki, parents and the community.


We are purely a non-profit centre and rely on MOE funding and parent/whanau donations to keep our centre operating with qualified teachers and to benefit all our children who attend Meadowood Community Creche.


At Meadowood we serve a diverse community and cater for a number of children with learning support  and have developed good relationships with external support agencies.


We have an open door policy and welcome parents/whanau visiting the centre.


Full day:

Mon-Fri:  9:00am - 3:30pm



Mon-Fri:  9:00am - 12:00pm

Mon-Fri:  1:00pm - 3:30pm

NOTE: We do not close during term holidays - closed for 6wks over Christmas/Summer holidays.

OUR SESSIONS (20hrs ECE Available)

Your Name  
Name of Child  
Age of Child  
Sessions Wanted  
How did you find us?  

Our last ERO visit was in 2016 and the creche received an outstanding report.  One area to note was the creche being very well placed to promote positive learning outcomes for children, and therefore we are now on a 4 yearly review, our next one being due in 2020


As always we give a big thank you to all of our amazing staff for all of their hard work in continuing to make Meadowood Creche a fantastic centre.


To view the Education Review Office school and early childhood education reports please click on the link to see our latest report: http://www.ero.govt.nz/review-reports/meadowood-community-creche-05-05-2016/


In August 2016 we were approved by the Ministry of Education for our day license.


  • At Meadowood Creche your child will continue to receive the same outstanding quality of education with our qualified teachers and the same teacher-child ratio
  • Morning & Afternoon sessions continue to be available for parents who prefer shorter sessions
  • Same group size of 25 children
  • A community based, not for profit early childhood centre


3+ using full 20hrs ECE elsewhere

To maintain our service as a non-profit centre we suggest the below donations. This money is used for equipment and to help make a safe stimulating environment for your child.


Children 0-3

3+ using 20hrs ECE at


Office hours: 8:30am - 3:30pm (Mon-Fri)

Contact: Valma Wills (Creche Manager)

ph:  (09) 443 4357

email: creche@meadowood.co.nz

55 Meadowood Drive - Unsworth Heights

(back building)

Contact Creche:


9:00am - 12:00pm


Family $20 ($10 p/child)



Family $20 ($10 p/child)


1:00pm - 3:30pm


Family $20 ($10 p/child)



Family $20 ($10 p/child)

Full Day

9:00am - 3:30pm


Family $50 ($25 p/child)



Family $50 ($25 p/child)



Albany Primary School recently announced a proposal to change its enrolment scheme in an effort to deal with the ever-increasing student enrolment figures that is causing the school to stretch its limit beyond its existing infrastructure. Details can be found on the enrolment section of the Albany Primary School website.

Click here to sign the petition against the change.

gallery/auction invite with shane cortese

We want to say a big thank you to all of the Business Donors to our Annual Quiz Auction Fundraiser.  As usual it was a fun night, with

loads of laughs and of course great entertainment from our guest auctioneer of the night 'Shane Cortese'.  Thank you so much from all of the team at Meadowood Creche.


WE RAISED $4454.90!!!