We love the world we live in and we know you do too.

That’s why we’re committed to minimising the social, environmental and ethical impact of supply chains. Like you, we try to purchase goods and services with this in mind. 


We’re responsible for our world


Here are some of the ways we’re being mindful of the world around us:

A child labour free world

We’re on a journey to see improvement for children globally as a result of our purchasing!

Proud supporters of the Child Labour Free (CLF) initiative, where possible, we buy as many toys, products and supplies accredited as Child Labour Free.

Toxin-free cleaning

Carefully thought-out cleaning systems reduce your child’s risk of coming into contact with toxins and chemicals. One of the products we use is the New Zealand ‘Ecostore’ range of products: nappy balm, sprays (this excludes nappy change areas), soaps and laundry powders. The Ecostore is certified as Child Labour Free.

Resources and equipment                     

All our resources are curated by the people who work with them every day - your children’s teachers. They’re passionate about building a unique, high-quality, toxin-free resource and equipment collection you can trust. These include BPA-free, phthalate-free, lead-free wooden cots, equipment and high quality toys that use natural dyes and oils. Even better, we include many natural materials: stone, metals, wood, clay, plants as well as second hand and repurposed items.

Love the toys you see in our child care centres? We also run Curiate, a supply company, which sells gorgeous, distinctive resources for encouraging learning through play.


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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