At New Shoots Children’s Centres we value the importance of food and nutrition.

New Zealand-grown, locally sourced (where possible), seasonal goodness created by our passionate, experienced chefs using natural, healthy, unprocessed ingredients!


What’s for lunch?​

The New Shoots kitchen is at the heart of our early childhood centres because we value the importance of food and nutrition and appreciate our role in establishing healthy eating habits for your tamariki.

We know quality food and a full belly contribute to growth, development, and contentment.

A nourishing, colourful menu

Your tamariki will relish our daily menus which are created by London City and Guild-trained chefs, and monitored and checked by a qualified nutritionist.

Every meal, every day, is well-balanced, nutrient-dense and tasty, with limited gluten and refined sugars.

If your tamariki has any allergies or intolerances to certain foods or food groups, please talk to your Centre Director.

A colourful, nourishing menu​

Your child will be eating from daily menus created by London City and Guild trained chefs and monitored and checked by a qualified nutritionist. Every meal, every day, is well-balanced, nutrient-dense and tasty. Not only that, we’ve focused on whole foods and keep a careful eye on our use of additive-free foods to optimise nutrition. What’s on our menu today?

Healthy & thriving children

At New Shoots, your child will flourish with deliciously nutritious snacks and meals giving them the energy they need to enjoy each day.

Thinking of enrolling?​

Contact the centre of your choice – email or give us a call. We can answer any questions you have, let you know availability for your child’s age group, and send you an enrolment form.

The best way to find out if we’re the right centre for you is by seeing it for yourself. Please come in for a visit, we’d love to meet you. If you want to read more about New Shoots, please download our parent handbook.

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Enrolment Conditions

New Shoots operates as a full day service and do not offer short days or sessions;
Our fees include high quality teacher ratios above Ministry of Education Standards;
Minimum enrolment is two days per week; A $50 enrolment fee will be due upon enrolment to confirm your place;
Two weeks notice is required when terminating enrolment; 10% discount is applicable to your eldest child’s fees if you have two or more children attending New Shoots full time;
Nappies and food are provided; and Formula is not provided – this must be brought in from home if required. 

To be read in conjunction with the Fee Policy.
Fees effective from 1st April 2022.