About Us

Gingerbread Cottage is a privately owned homebased childcare service licensed and operating under the Ministry of Education Regulations. We currently have Educators based in the Hamilton, Ngaruawahia and Huntly areas.
We employ qualified Early Childhood Education Visiting Teachers who work closely with each family to provide for the individual needs of the child placed in our care. Our teaching team are committed and passionate about providing quality care and education for preschool children.


At Gingerbread Cottage Ltd we ensure the environment promotes

  • Quality educational care in a relaxed home setting
  • Learning experiences and activities promoted through play
  • Safe and stimulating outside play areas for children to run, play and explore
  • Positive and encouraging interaction with other children
  • A place where children are respected and valued as individuals

We also offer

  • 10% sibling discount for children placed with a Homebased Educator
  • No charge to parents on public holidays unless care is required
  • Twice weekly play groups held at our own venue
  • Monthly excursions to interesting places like the Zoo Park, LEAP and many others. There is no additional cost to parents for these excursions
  • A maximum ratio of 1 adult to 4 children, which ensures plenty of individual attention is given to each child’s needs
  • Assistance with an application for a WINZ subsidy
    Obtain full information by phoning our office on 07 847 4478
  • Educators and Nannies hold a certificate in Child First Aid and CPR
  • Educators are Police checked on a regular basis
  • A Learning Journal where your child’s experiences and development are recorded
  • New family enrolment discount voucher –



Ask about our $50 discount on your first months childcare fees

Contact Us

As a licensed provider with Ministry of Education we are able to offer your child 

  • 20 hours ECE FREE for 3 and 4 year olds. This means that up to a maximum of 6 hours per day and a maximum of 20 hours per week your childcare would be absolutely free of charge.
    • The support and advice of registered Teachers who hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Education
    • Quality checks carried out by the Education Review Office
    • We are able to assist you to access a WINZ subsidy