Kia Ora and Welcome to Big Steps Educare!

Big Steps Educare is a community owned non-profit Early Childhood Centre, based in Waikouaiti, providing childcare to the wider East Otago area. We welcome children from zero to six years for full-time or part-time education and care.

Big Steps strives to work in partnership with children, parents, whanau and our local community. As a community based, non-profit Centre, Big Steps relies on parent involvement for its success. This means that all parents are invited to get involved in the Management of the Centre. This ensures we get high quality care and education for our children at a reasonable cost.

This Centre is also committed to developing a working relationship with local iwi; we are guided in this journey by local marae representatives. We acknowledge that this is a precious learning journey for Big Steps Educare.

We have a high percentage of training, registered early childhood teachers working at our centre, and provide a warm, enriched, friendly, caring and safe environment for children to learn.

Please look around the website to find out more about our Centre. Feel free to get in touch with questions or for more information. We would love to hear from you and welcome you to visit our centre, to meet the staff and have a look around.