Richmond's Early Childcare Providers Who Care

Welcome to Alpha Early Childcare Centre

Alpha is a stand alone Early Childhood Educational Centre situated in Richmond, Christchurch which started back in 1997. Alpha is privately owned by a Family Trust and is not associated or affiliated to any multinational organisation or group. We are a small Centre who employs 4 fully trained and registered professional teachers and 2 teachers in training.


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Why choose Alpha?

Unlike a lot of the bigger franchised Centres, we are a small, strongly family focused Centre licensed for only 35 children in an old character home. Even though we have had extensive renovations since the earthquakes it still retains its family home appearance. In 2014 we also carried out upgrades to our outside areas in both the nursery and preschool.

We have separate nursery and preschool rooms with a separate, dedicated sleep room. We have six staff, four of whom are fully qualified with either a Diploma or Bachelor of Teaching and two staff in training. Our staff are also all trained and have Certificates in First Aid. All 3 & 4 year old children are entitled to receive 6 hours per day up to a maximum of 20 hours per week ECE. All hours in excess of 6 hours per day/20 hours per week will incur a fee. All children 0-3 yrs old will be charged fees.


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why 1

We take infants and children 0 to 6

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Our team are fully qualified ECE teachers

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5 minutes from the Palms Shopping Centre in Shirley

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Redeem your 20 ECE hours here

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Opening hours 7.30am to 5.30pm Monday - Friday