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).

Feb 192014
Newborn Baby

Now Accepting Babies And Toddlers

We now have spaces available for under 3 year old children

Newborn Baby

It seems so recent that your child was a tiny newborn wonder.  Now you have the challenge of finding care for them – where they will be treasured and cared for, and can learn to socialise with other young children.


We have recently opened our fully refurbished centre (more…)

Nov 012014

November Open Days are Back!

November Open Days

November Open Days:

Curious to know what Smiley Faces Educare is like?

Well, we’re doing it again this year:  each Friday during November you’re invited to bring along your child, check out our lovely centre, and join in the fun with the theme for that day (see themes above).  And it is all completely free!

You can (more…)

Oct 012014
To celebrate Matariki in June we hosted “family fish and chip night”.  To prepare for the special occasion, the children brought in a vegetable from home and we made a tasty vegetable soup to serve on our matariki night.
The children also harvested our home-grown herbs, making small bouquets to give to each family on the evening.  Finally they prepared their (more…)
Oct 012014
Performers on Stage - Te Papa Marae
Exploring 4
To continue the children’s interest in Te Ao Maori, we visited the Maori exhibition at Te Papa in July.  The children enjoyed everything from the bus ride into the city to singing their waiata on the marae.
We also had the opportunity to visit the Natural Forces exhibit.  We were blessed to have many parents and whanau join us for these (more…)
Oct 012014
Marae 4
In April Lily-Grace asked her teacher “What is a Marae?”.  Her teacher used this question to develop a learning project.  She first asked the children what they knew about “marae”.  Then they read books and made their own papier mache marae and learnt te reo words about marae.
Finally, the teachers organised a visit to Orongomai Marae which was greatly enjoyed. (more…)
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.