Childcare Centre & Homebased childcare open 6 days per week, open Saturday's.


Get the best of both worlds with us at BJ’s. Education in a home environment, in the centre or a combination of both, which one suits your family? Individual families have different requirements and we are here to help make childcare for your family as easy as possible. At BJ’s we recognise parents have more choices available when considering childcare choices.  We believe the mix of home-based and centre services we offer will provide quality Early Childhood Education for you and your family.

Phone  0800 459 1778 or pop into our Whangarei office and find out what we have to offer your family or email

BJ’s Homebased Childcare Services (birth – 5 year olds) offering childcare Northland Wide. BJ’s became established in December 2004, and in February 2013 opened up a childcare centre for 2-5 year olds, both are licensed to the Ministry of Education and the centre and office is located at 15 Moody Ave, Whau Valley, Whangarei.

BJ’s Childcare is proud to be locally owned and operated by Directors : Betje and Brett Read.

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Both services acknowledge and use the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whaariki as the guiding document that influences our work with children. Valuing the concept of Ākonga, being teachers and learners together.

BJ’s Childcare Centre

  • Children aged 2-5 year olds
  • 8am to 5pm Monday – Friday and licensed for Saturday childcare if required.
  • 1 – 10 ratio
  • WINZ subsidies are available for parents
  • 20 hours ECE for 3 & 4 year olds
  • Licensed for 30 children
  • Family orientated teachers caring for your child/ren.
  •  BJ’s Childcare Centre situated in Whangarei.
  • The centre provides E portfolios through Educa
  • Magic Caterpillar - building blocks to literacy learning programme

BJ’s Homebased Childcare

  • Northland Wide, Whangarei – Dargaville – Kawakawa – Paihia – Kerikeri – Kaikohe etc
  • Birth – 5 year olds
  • Flexible hours to suit your needs
  • 1-4 ratio
  • WINZ subsidies are available for parents to access
  • 20 hours ECE for 3 & 4 year olds
  • Education and care in the Educator’s home.
  • Playgroups and outings
  • Magic Caterpillar - building blocks to literacy learning programme


Job opportunity

BJ’s Homebased Childcare Services offers you opportunity of self-employment by educating and caring for preschool children in your home.

Are you already looking after children? Now you can get paid for it by offering your family’s WINZ subsidies and 20 Hours ECE for 3 & 4 year olds.

Do you want to run your own business but gain support, guidance and qualifications from BJ’s Homebased Childcare Services?

BJ’s will help you to gain success and happiness.

This is a great opportunity to work from home, huge tax incentives and advantages; most of your income is tax free.