Aug 062015

We have now extended our evening hours from 5:30pm to 6:00pm to better accommodate parents who are working in Wellington City, Lower Hutt, Petone, or other locations within the Wellington Region.

So, our hours are now:

Mon-Fri 7:30am to 6:00pm   –  52 weeks per year (excluding statutory holidays).

Nov 262013

Smiley Faces Educare held a Bring Your Bike Day on Friday November 15, 2013.  With two roomy sealed areas to cycle around, and a section of footpath linking the two, the day was a huge success and great fun was had by the children and the Smiley Faces Team.  We finished off the session with yummy fish’n’chips lunch under our bigplumtree.

Here’s (more…)

Nov 112013

Our Open Day on Friday 15 November will be a bring-your-bike day.

bring your bike day



If you are considering a childcare centre in Upper Hutt come along to our next Open Day on Friday November 15th at 2-4pm.  Bring your child’s bike, scooter, trike, roller blades, and helmet (if you have one) to join in the fun.


Nov 012013

 Today we’re holding a Party!


Magical dressup party


We’re also open for visits from 2-4pm today, so dress up with your child or children and come along and join the fun!

Read more about November Open Days at Upper Hutt Child Care.

Some photos of our special day ….

Oct 262013

Inspiring: Open a Mind, Touch a HeartInspiring: The things you are passionate about are not random. They are your calling.

Inspiring: Genius Stems from Enthusiasm

We’re inspired, passionate and enthusiastic about what we do.  So we decided a refresh of our website was in order.  A refresh that reflects the blend of warmth and professionalism we constantly strive for.  Thanks to Jodi, our Centre Manager, for the wonderfully inspiring quotes.

There will be more changes to come over the next few days, so return soon to see (more…)

Aug 292013
We’ve been studying transportation methods, including a recent visit from a fire engine – each child got a chance to work the fire hose – great fun!
I’ve added a game called Transports to our games page – it teaches a wide range of transportation methods and helps a child learn the names of each type of transportation.Play now …
Transport Games - Fire Truck
  Upper Hutt (more…)
May 102013

ECE_TeacherWe are keen to establish a regular teacher reliever pool for the Centre so that the children still see familiar faces when our regular teachers have leave (planned or unplanned) or vacancies arise. We would like 1-2 more Casual Relievers on our books.

Casual Relievers need to be qualified Registered Teachers (Primary or ECE), adaptable, able to fit in well with our (more…)

May 102013

We are delighted to be able to announce that Jodi Bay Waters has accepted the position of  Centre Manager at Smiley Faces.

Jodi Bay Waters - New Centre Manager

Jodi is our new Centre Manager and will start with us after Queens Birthday on Tue 4 June.

Jodi lives in Upper Hutt and comes to us from Early Years in Pharazyn Street, Lower Hutt, where she has been (more…)