Quality Childcare | Prepared for Life

Buckle My Shoe Early Learning Centre has been around for a long while now, and over the years we’ve put smiles on quite a few faces! Here are a few words from some of our happy families that we have had the pleasure to spend time with.

We’d love to put a smile on your face too, call in when you’re ready and let’s start talking. 😊


Buckle My Shoe Early Learning Centre has been an integral part of our family for over 7 years, with all 4 of our children attending. It has been a friendly, safe and loving environment for them to grow, learn, take risks, discover and make friends. We have been so very appreciative of the staff who create this environment, who genuinely care for our children, have been flexible in response to our family needs at various times and do their best for the children day in and day out. We've loved the trips, the Christmas parties, the birthday celebrations, the special visitors, the songs, the photos to look at on the walls, the banter with staff and the wonderful daily opportunities for our children to engage in play and relationships. We are grateful for Buckle My Shoe.

- Dee Samuels, Tauranga

Buckle My Shoe Early Learning Centre has provided quality care to our two children for the last 4 years. The teachers are amazing and my kids love them. They always provide a healthy selection for morning tea. They offer quality learning that gave my daughter the best head start when she started school. I highly recommend Buckle My Shoe to anyone wanting quality care. 

- Frances Clark, Tauranga



From the moment I called to enquire, through to visits and enrolling - we have felt nothing but welcomed and supported. I knew straight away Buckle My Shoe was the place for our boy. He is so happy and excited every morning to go which tells me everything. Shreena and the team are absolutely amazing. With being a small centre, I feel like their focus on each child's needs and goals (at daycare and home) is great and something that is important to me. I also love its cleanliness and awesome outdoor space for my son to explore. We are very happy to be a part of the Buckle My Shoe family!

- Gina Mackie, Tauranga