Our loving homes and passionate Educarers offer the best start for your tamariki (children) with quality, loving and affordable homebased childcare in Taupō.

We know how precious your tamariki are, and how important it is to find the right carer for them, and for you! We work closely with our parents and Educarers to find the best fit. Every single one of our amazing Educarers is passionate about providing a home away from home where your tamariki can play, grow, learn and fly.

If you’re looking for homebased childcare for pre-school children, aged 3 months to 5 years old, get in touch. We look forward to welcoming you to our Stepping Stones whānau!

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I cannot thank Sarah and the team at Stepping Stones enough for putting us in touch with our educarer, Diane. Lucas has thrived and grows every day in her care, He absolutely loves her and we are so thankful to have found the perfect fit with Stepping Stones


The Stepping Stones enrolment process has been fantastic. Right from the beginning, Sarah and the team have made us feel very comfortable in making a big decision to enrol our little one. The whole process has been really streamlined.


I feel totally comfortable and at ease leaving my little girl to go to work and love being kept up to date with all the activities they are taking part in, in and around the community. My little girl has had two carers since being with Stepping Stones and I cannot speak highly enough of them.



Stepping Stones is open Monday to Friday and operates from 7am to 6pm


Our educarers are located throughout the Taupō area


Our rate is $8.40 an hour. We offer the 20 ECE hour subsidy and WINZ subsidies