Mt. Wellington

517 Ellerslie Panmure H’way Mt Wellington, Auckland 1060

09-525 6868

Our Center

Established in 2020, Mighty Minds Educare Mt Wellington stands as a beacon of excellence in Montessori-inspired childcare. Providing daycare & Childcare in the bustling heart of Mt Wellington. The centre is thoughtfully segmented into a baby room for our youngest learners, a toddler room for those taking their first steps into discovery, and two preschool rooms for our older children preparing for their journey into formal schooling One of the best daycare & preschool in Mt Wellington because Our approach is the cultivation of creativity and the honouring of individual interests. Inspired by the Montessori philosophy, we understand the importance of providing a structured environment while allowing room for exploration and self-expression.

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Our Rooms

Our practice in the nursery room is greatly influenced by the Pikler approach, and the Montessori philosophy to raise healthy babies. Our daycare approach is based on renowned Hungarian pediatrician Emmi Pikler’s research into gross motor development and emphasizes treating babies with respect. The Montessori philosophy which we base our childcare & teaching on means that we create an environment that gives your infant the freedom to explore and discover in the path of their early childhood learning.

Here are our daycare & childcare guiding principles:

  • We give our complete attention – especially when involved in a caring activity.
    Slow down our pace to sync with children.
  • Build trust, and your relationship, during the caring activity times.
  • Babies are never put into a position which they cannot get into by themselves.
  • Allow babies uninterrupted time for play.
  • Babies send us cues all the time. Tune in respectfully.

Simply said; Dr. Pikler reminded us that babies are unique individuals and we should treat them as such.

Toddlers are naturally inquisitive and busy; our daycare programme for toddlers has taken into account for them not being fully independent, curious, their short concentration span and their love for getting involved. Childcare inspired by the Montessori Philosophy, toddlers get to practice and discover skills they enjoy mastering, setting the perfect foundation for a lifetime of self-help skills, individual learning and intrinsic motivation. The Kea room is equipped with all the resources needed to motivate children to learn, encourage them to develop their skills, and prepare them for the classroom environment.

We also understand that toddlers are still young, that’s why it is still important for us to be there for them and support them in situations that they are unable to resolve yet. We will encourage them to develop friendships and try new things. We will also ensure that we are there to support them when they need us.

Here are our daycare & childcare guiding principles:

  • We listen and observe before interacting
  • We provide opportunities for spontaneous play
  • We give children time to practice what they know
  • We are there to support when they need help
  • We provide a wide range of opportunities and experiences
  • We encourage children to express their ideas
  • We praise them for their effort
  • We have lots of magical cuddles to give away for those who need it

Preschoolers come in all shapes and sizes; they are full of ideas and energy and they have an eagerness to discover new things. At early childhood learning age, they are hungry for new information and experiences and the opportunity to try out their ideas. They are also eager to show us what they understand about the world and what they can do, and they often need recognition for their effort. Based on the Montessori Philosophy; our daycare offers children the freedom to move and explore, giving them a hands-on experience and creating opportunities to learn and develop at their own pace. Children have an array of choices when it comes to resources they can use in their environment, and engage into a Montessori work cycle, which means they have an uninterrupted learning process where they do something they like whilst being deeply engaged.

We also encourage our preschoolers to share their knowledge with peers or someone younger, we believe that when they are passing on their knowledge, they will gain recognition and self-confidence.
How do we achieve this?

Why children loves to be in our preschool?

  • We listen and observe before interacting
  • We provide opportunities for spontaneous play
  • We give children time to practice what they know
  • We encourage children to share their knowledge with others
  • We are there to support when they need help
  • We provide a wide range of opportunities and experiences
  • We encourage children to express their ideas
  • We provide opportunity for children to test their ideas
  • We praise them for their effort
  • Most importantly; we have fun while doing it

Fee Schedule

We offer full day and short day care children aged 3 month to 6 years old.

Full Day: (7.30am – 6.00pm) Minimum of 2 days booking

Number of Days

Full day

Under 3 years or over 3 years not taking up 20 hours ECE

Full day

Over 3 Years and taking up 20 hours ECE*

1 Day $81.75 $60.50
2 Days $163.50 $121.00
3 Days $240.00 $176.50
4 Days $312.00 $227.00
5 Days $368.00 $267.00

Short Day: (8.30am – 3.30pm) Minimum of 2 days booking

Number of Days

Full day

Over 3 Years and taking up 20 hours ECE

Full day

Over 3 Years and taking up 20 hours ECE*

1 Day $73.00 $52.00
2 Days $146.00 $104.00
3 Days $214.00 $153.50
4 Days $277.00 $198.00
5 Days $322.50 $237.50
  • The fees outlined above are after the deduction of 20 Hour ECE subsidy.
  • Our fee includes nutritious morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, lower teacher: child ratios, and our parent portal app Storypark.
  • Enrolment Fee: $50 is not refundable.
  • For security reasons all fees must be paid by automatic payment directly into the center's bank account. Automatic payment forms are available on enrolment.
  • Work and Income NZ subsides are available for families who are eligible.
  • All fees are GST inclusive and are to be paid by automatic payment on the first day of attendance each week. Four weekly or fortnightly payments are welcome, it must be paid on the first day of attendance.

Center Information

517 Ellerslie Panmure H’way Mt Wellington, Auckland 1060

7:00am to 6:00pm daily, Monday to Friday