Let the learning adventure begin! At Curious Cubs Childcare Centre Hillcrest

Welcome to Curious Cubs Child Care and Early Learning Centre.  We are a child care centre located in the heart of Hillcrest, Hamilton  the small exclusivity of our child care centre with excellent adult to child ratios and family values ensures quality care and education. Curious Cubs Early Learning Centre creates a stimulating environment that provokes children to investigate, nuturing their natural curiousity and encouraging them to learn at their own level and pace. We want to help grow your Curious Cub into a child who feels valued and loves to learn.   Our teachers are all qualified Early childhood teachers with many years experience.   Our low roll size and only having two areas – Under 2’s and Over 2’s ensures a lovely family feel to the centre.  We pride ourselves on knowing every family well and we have several siblings in the centre who enjoy learning and growing together.  We currently use Educa an online portfolio system which provides parents with a secure login.  Parents (and who ever has been invited to share a child’s portfolio) receive emails whenever we post a new learning story, photo, video or daily dairy update.  Imagine grandparents or aunties in another country being kept up to date with your child’s development – simply magical.  Our parents and families often comment back to us which creates and strengthens our ties between the centre and home.  Several of our families have also written and posted photos to share their experiences on Educa which we enjoy immensely.  Come and see us today!

Testimonials from Whanau at Curious Cubs Hillcrest

“Curious Cubs is a warm and welcoming Centre which we could not recommend highly enough. The Kaiako recognise our children’s individuality, personal strengths and interests, bringing out the best in them. They nurture through positive play, model great conversation skills and help our tamariki make sense of their world. Our kids feel safe and are eager to go each day. We could not have chosen a better early learning centre to send our children to.”  Leigh and Ngaia Mason (Primary Teachers)


“This is the third centre I have sent my child to. I must say that Curious Cubs has been the best and most welcoming for not only my child but for parents. Teachers are caring and really look after them and nurture their strength in each child. I would recommend Curious Cubs to anyone looking for a daycare. They are the best because kids cannot have enough of fun activities every day and they don’t want to go home! Thank you.” Fusae Kudo


“Curious Cubs incorporated my child’s cultural background into their learning. Having this awareness enabled Curious Cubs to develop goals for personal development.”



“Both of my kids have been at curious Cubs since they were 5 months old and I couldn’t have found a better place for us. They are genuine, caring and most importantly inclusive and supportive of my son who has ASD. They have created a home away from home and both of my kids get so excited when we pull in in the mornings. I could not recommend them enough.”  Aysh


“The best decision we made was sending our daughter here as she has flourished under the amazing guidance of the CC team” Jenny


“We are so grateful to the loving teachers at Hillcrest Curious Cubs. The teachers have gone above and beyond in caring for our son. He has been attending since he was 7 months old and is now 3.5 years old and sees daycare as his second home. He is so happy there and has learnt so much at daycare. Thank you!”  FY


“Such a warm welcome every day for every child! And we really value that mealtimes are a shared family event – just like at home.”  MH


“Curious Cubs is a Family. A Family in which I have been privileged enough to be a part of for over 6 years. The telling sign for me of a great centre and a place where the teachers care unconditionally for your child, is when your child happily says goodbye in the morning, and isn’t ready to come home at night, and your eldest wants to do drop off and pick up just so she can see the teachers she loved and be at her happy place. This is Curious Cubs.”  Jess


“It’s a testament to the Curious Cubs team and the nurturing environment they provide that my daughter happily waves me off at drop-off. The beaming smile on my daughter’s face at the mention of a daycare day gives me confidence in the Cubs teachers’ nature, knowledge, ability and cohesion as a team to leave my daughter in their care.”